Overview

Learn to plan and deliver exciting experiences across music, tourism, and hospitality with a Diploma of Event Management. Gain valuable operation and management skills to supervise on-site events and budgets. Our course offers real-industry experience so you can graduate with confidence and walk right into a job as an event coordinator across a wide range of industries.

This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

  • Nationally recognised training
    Nationally recognised training
Midyear applications are now open.

Ready to apply for a midyear start? Go to the application portal. Still exploring your options at Swinburne? Meet us at Open Day.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Communication
  • Planning
  • Finance
  • Generate ideas
  • Plan events

Your career opportunities

  • Conference coordinator
  • Event or exhibition coordinator
  • Event or exhibition planner
  • Event sales coordinator
  • Function coordintaor
  • Staging coordinator

Key codes

Hawthorn VTAC code
3400278194
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Location options

Admissions

Satisfactory completion of an appropriate Victorian Year 12 or its equivalent or work experience. 

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Credit transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of academic credits gained through formal study (i.e. units of competency) completed either at another institute or in another qualification. The total amount of credit will vary from individual to individual, based on the unit/s that have been successfully completed. 

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process of transferring the skills and knowledge that you have acquired over your lifetime (irrespective of how they were obtained) against the requirements of the unit.  

RPL is an assessment process that requires you to provide evidence that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the unit/s. The amount and types of evidence you will need to provide will depend on the unit requirements.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 20 units, as listed below. Students also undertake a minimum of 50 hours of work integrated learning during the 12 months of the course.

13
Core units
+
7
Elective units
+
50
hours
Placement
=
Diploma
Course hours are estimated and may change based on study mode, unit choice, credits, or enrolment adjustments, total indicative nominal hours: 1165

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Source and use information on the events industry
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
SITEEVT020
Manage event production components
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
SITEEVT026
Manage on-site event operations
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
SITEEVT028
Enhance customer service experiences
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
SITXCCS015
Manage finances within a budget
Core unit, 30.0 credit points
SITXFIN009
Lead and manage people
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
SITXHRM009
Recruit, select and induct staff
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
SITXHRM010
Establish and conduct business relationships
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
SITXMGT005
Manage projects
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
SITXMGT006
Plan and implement sales activities
Core unit, 20.0 credit points
SITXMPR011
Coordinate marketing activities
Core unit, 30.0 credit points
SITXMPR012
Prepare and present proposals
Core unit, 50.0 credit points
SITXMPR016
Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
Core unit, 30.0 credit points
SITXWHS006
Elective units
Manage bump in and bump out of shows
Elective unit, 150.0 credit points
CUAPPM514
Develop and implement event management plans
Elective unit, 50.0 credit points
SITEEVT032
Organise event infrastructure
Elective unit, 40.0 credit points
SITEEVT027
Develop event concepts
Elective unit, 30.0 credit points
SITEEVT030
Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes
Elective unit, 150.0 credit points
CUAPPM513
Develop social media engagement plans
Elective unit, 50.0 credit points
BSBMKG546
Plan in-house events
Elective unit, 40.0 credit points
SITEEVT023

2024 fees

Full fee* ($AUD)

$14,700

Skills first government-subsidised place* ($AUD)

$7,170

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

Fees are estimates only

Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Skills first government-subsidised place

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. To qualify for a government-subsidised place, you must meet various eligibility criteria. The course you’ve applied for must also be offering government-subsidised places. Swinburne will determine your eligibility by conducting a full assessment of your eligibility during the course application process.

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your Swinburne fees in person, via credit card, BPAY, or at Australia Post. Check to see if loans and employer sponsored training are also available.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for VET student loans (VSL)

If you apply for a VET Student Loan, Swinburne must first verify your identity. If you are eligible, we will provide your enrolment information to the government so you can complete the application within their eCAF system.

The VET Student Loan amount for this course is capped. You must start repaying this loan once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.

VET Student Loan amount* ($AUD)

$12,063

Concessions rates for vocational students

Concession rates for Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs are also available if you self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and qualify for a government-subsidised training place under the Indigenous Completions Initiative.

The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

From 1 January 2024, all Diploma level and above courses will contribute to the Student Services and Amenities fee. Below is the capped amount for 2023 as a guide ahead of fees for 2024 being announced.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2024 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 30 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

Representatives and agents
SIT50322
Search for agents

Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Apply through VTAC

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC. VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. 

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria.

Hawthorn VTAC code
3400278194
Apply through VTAC
Start dates
Location
Last date to apply
Start dates
August intake
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-July-2024
Start dates
29-July-2024
February intake
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
29-January-2025
Start dates
03-February-2025
Start dates
Location
Start dates
August intake
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
29-July-2024
February intake
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
03-February-2025
Upcoming events
Swinburne Innovation Challenge
26-June-2024
Open Day 2024
28-July-2024
  • young man smiling at camera in external modern location

    "I have always been passionate about events! At Swinburne, I had the opportunity to work in their events and experience team and was planning events for students at all Swinburne campuses in Melbourne such as O Week, Welcome Back Week, R U OK? Day and many more."

    Michael , Diploma of Event Management