Build your career in the exciting field of event management

The number and type of events conducted in Australia has grown exponentially over the past decade. This growth has resulted from governments seeking to leverage events for economic purposes along with an expanded recognition of the role events can play in areas such as marketing communications, information sharing and organisational learning and community development.

As the number of events have grown, so too has the need for trained professionals capable of planning and delivering events of various types including conferences, product launches, exhibitions, sporting events, parades and networking and social events. This program contributes to meeting this need by providing a grounding in the key skills and knowledge required to successfully project manage the full spectrum of events.

About Event Training Australia

Event Training Australia (ETA) has its origin in the recently closed award winning Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM), University of Technology, Sydney. ETA was established to continue, and build upon, ACEM’s event training and education legacy. As such, ETA draws on over 20 years of experience in the development of innovative practice-based education and training programs in the event management field. These programs span the range from one-day workshops to Masters level university courses. ETA’s understanding of ‘best practice’ event management is further reflected in its founder’s (Dr Rob Harris) co-authoring of the widely used texts and handbooks – Festival and Special Event Management, Event Management and the Regional Event Management Handbook.

ETA’s team of presenters have extensive backgrounds both as educators and as event management practitioners. Their collective experience extends to the planning and delivery of a variety of business and public events including conferences, product launches, festivals, exhibitions, corporate parties, parades and seminars/workshops. Additionally, a range of industry specialists are also contracted by ETA to deliver specialist presentations and programs in areas such as risk management, event project planning, event creation, social media marketing, volunteer management and accessible event design.

COURSE DATES 2018

21 - 24July

Perth: July 2020

July 21, 2020 Perth WA, Australia $1,962.00 + GST 20 places remaining
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01 - 04September

Melbourne: September 2020

September 1, 2020 333 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia $1,962.00 + GST 20 places remaining
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15 - 18September

Sydney: September 2020

September 15, 2020 University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, Ultimo NSW, Australia $1,962.00 + GST 20 places remaining
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21 - 23September

Singapore: September 2020

September 21, 2020 Singapore 20 places remaining
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12 December

On Demand One and Two Day In-House Event Management Workshops

December 12, 2021 15 places remaining
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Build your career in the exciting field of event management

The number and type of events conducted in Australia has grown exponentially over the past decade. This growth has resulted from governments seeking to leverage events for economic purposes along with an expanded recognition of the role events can play in areas such as marketing communications, information sharing and organisational learning and community development.

As the number of events have grown, so too has the need for trained professionals capable of planning and delivering events of various types including conferences, product launches, exhibitions, sporting events, parades and networking and social events. This program contributes to meeting this need by providing a grounding in the key skills and knowledge required to successfully project manage the full spectrum of events.

About Event Training Australia

Event Training Australia (ETA) has its origin in the recently closed award winning Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM), University of Technology, Sydney. ETA was established to continue, and build upon, ACEM’s event training and education legacy. As such, ETA draws on over 20 years of experience in the development of innovative practice-based education and training programs in the event management field. These programs span the range from one-day workshops to Masters level university courses. ETA’s understanding of ‘best practice’ event management is further reflected in its founder’s (Dr Rob Harris) co-authoring of the widely used texts and handbooks – Festival and Special Event Management, Event Management and the Regional Event Management Handbook.

ETA’s team of presenters have extensive backgrounds both as educators and as event management practitioners. Their collective experience extends to the planning and delivery of a variety of business and public events including conferences, product launches, festivals, exhibitions, corporate parties, parades and seminars/workshops. Additionally, a range of industry specialists are also contracted by ETA to deliver specialist presentations and programs in areas such as risk management, event project planning, event creation, social media marketing, volunteer management and accessible event design.

COURSE DATES 2018

21 - 24July

Perth: July 2020

July 21, 2020 Perth WA, Australia $1,962.00 + GST 20 places remaining
View Details
01 - 04September

Melbourne: September 2020

September 1, 2020 333 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia $1,962.00 + GST 20 places remaining
View Details
15 - 18September

Sydney: September 2020

September 15, 2020 University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, Ultimo NSW, Australia $1,962.00 + GST 20 places remaining
View Details
21 - 23September

Singapore: September 2020

September 21, 2020 Singapore 20 places remaining
View Details
12 December

On Demand One and Two Day In-House Event Management Workshops

December 12, 2021 15 places remaining
View Details

MANUAL ENROLMENT INVOICE REQUEST FORM

This form is to be used by organisations requiring an invoice prior to payment.

Download Manual Enrolment Form

Who is the Executive Certificate in Event Management (Business and Public Events) designed for?

The four-day Executive Certificate in Event Management (Business and Public Events) is based on an extensive survey of event industry professionals. The program is specifically designed to both enhance the skill and knowledge base of those already employed to plan and deliver events and to serve as a sound platform for those people seeking to launch careers in the exciting and varied field of event management. The program seeks to aid the career development of those employed, or seeking employment, as:

  • Corporate in-house event organisers
  • Special event coordinators/managers
  • Conference/meeting planners
  • Charity event organisers
  • Festival planners
  • Parade directors
  • Exhibition organisers
  • Wedding planners
  • Government event planners/coordinators
  • Educational institution event managers
  • Sport event managers
  • Hotel/resort/cruise ship event coordinators
Course Brochure

What will you learn?

In four days of practical training delivered by industry experts, you will cover the event management life cycle from concept development through to planning, implementation, shutdown and evaluation. Specifically, the program will address:

  • Understanding the event context – legal, organisational, technological, social and environmental issues
  • Responding to event briefs
  • Establishing event goals and objectives
  • Creating the event concept
  • Event programming
  • Theming, performance and staging
  • Project managing events
  • Scheduling tools and the event manual
  • Budgeting
  • Event management technologies
  • Venue/site selection, design and layout
  • Human resource management for events
  • Planning and delivering environmentally sustainable events
  • Event marketing
  • Risk management
  • Event monitoring and control practices
  • Event shutdown processes
  • Evaluation and knowledge management
  • Case studies

Who will be presenting the course?

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Dr Rob Harris

Former Director, Australian Centre for Event Management, University of Technology, Sydney, and (UTS) Business School Associate

Dr Rob Harris

Former Director, Australian Centre for Event Management, University of Technology, Sydney, and (UTS) Business School Associate

Dr Harris has an international reputation as an event management educator having developed and delivered programs through to Masters level in locations around the world including the United Kingdom, Malaysia, China and New Zealand, as well as throughout Australia. He is a co-author of the texts Festival and Special Event Management, Event Management and the Regional Event Management Handbook. Dr Harris serves as a judge for the Australian Event Awards and as an assessor for regional event grants for several state governments. Additionally, Rob is a member of the editorial boards of a number of key academic journals in the field of event management.

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Meg Bailey

Director, Event Projects

Meg Bailey

Director, Event Projects

Meg is a Director of Event Projects, a premium events agency, specialising in on-brand event experiences with bespoke appeal - everything from large scale visual spectaculars to highly stylised and intimate dinners. Over the course of her 20-year career in event management and production, Meg has produced events that include Super Bowl Super Swimsuit Parties, Sports Illustrated Olympic Hospitality Lounges and Olympic parties attended by celebrities, royalty and medal-winning athletes. Meg is a past recipient of the Meetings and Events Australia’s (MEA) State and National Operations Person of the Year. Meg was previously the former General Manager and Executive Producer at David Grant Special Events (DGSE).

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Jade Whiteley

Event Producer

Jade Whiteley

Event Producer

Jade is a Sydney-based event creator, producer and consultant with extensive experience across a broad range of event genres including festivals, corporate events, gala dinners, major awards ceremonies and community events. For the past four years Jade has held the role of Operations Director for IMG Culinary, delivering nationwide festivals including Taste of Sydney, Taste of Melbourne, Taste of Perth and Margaret River Gourmet Escape. Her previous roles have included National Tour Manager for Opera Australia, Venue Event Manager for Australian Fashion Week, Talent Logistics Manager for MTV Australia Awards, Logistics Manager for the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Parade and Production Manager for the State Theatre in Sydney.

Dr Rob Harris

Former Director, Australian Centre for Event Management, University of Technology, Sydney, and (UTS) Business School Associate

Dr Harris has an international reputation as an event management educator having developed and delivered programs through to Masters level in locations around the world including the United Kingdom, Malaysia, China and New Zealand, as well as throughout Australia. He is a co-author of the texts Festival and Special Event Management, Event Management and the Regional Event Management Handbook. Dr Harris serves as a judge for the Australian Event Awards and as an assessor for regional event grants for several state governments. Additionally, Rob is a member of the editorial boards of a number of key academic journals in the field of event management.

Meg Bailey

Director, Event Projects

Meg is a Director of Event Projects, a premium events agency, specialising in on-brand event experiences with bespoke appeal – everything from large scale visual spectaculars to highly stylised and intimate dinners. Over the course of her 20-year career in event management and production, Meg has produced events that include Super Bowl Super Swimsuit Parties, Sports Illustrated Olympic Hospitality Lounges and Olympic parties attended by celebrities, royalty and medal-winning athletes. Meg is a past recipient of the Meetings and Events Australia’s (MEA) State and National Operations Person of the Year. Meg was previously the former General Manager and Executive Producer at David Grant Special Events (DGSE).

Jade Whiteley

Event Producer

Jade is a Sydney-based event creator, producer and consultant with extensive experience across a broad range of event genres including festivals, corporate events, gala dinners, major awards ceremonies and community events. For the past four years Jade has held the role of Operations Director for IMG Culinary, delivering nationwide festivals including Taste of Sydney, Taste of Melbourne, Taste of Perth and Margaret River Gourmet Escape. Her previous roles have included National Tour Manager for Opera Australia, Venue Event Manager for Australian Fashion Week, Talent Logistics Manager for MTV Australia Awards, Logistics Manager for the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Parade and Production Manager for the State Theatre in Sydney.

Please note: Course presenters may change due to circumstances beyond the control of Event Training Australia

Course duration

Each four-day course runs from 9am-5pm and includes a mix of lectures, in-class activities and case studies.

Course fees and inclusions

Early Bird Rate (until 28th February 2018) $1990 (inclusive of GST)

Course fee: $2180 (inclusive of GST) from 1st March 2018

Course fee includes:

  • Four days face-to-face tuition
  • All course materials
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • Certificate of attendance from Event Training Australia

Discounts

The following discounts apply in the context of the full course fee (i.e. not the early bird fee):

  • 10% discount for attendees from a registered charity
  • 10% discounts for two or more staff from one organisation attending the same schedule dates

How to enroll

Enrol online at eventtrainingaustralia.com.au
Please note that there are no prerequisites for entry, and early enrolment is advised as places are limited and do book out. Enrolments cannot be processed without payment.

Cancellation policy

A full refund will be provided if ETA is advised in writing (email) at least 15 working days before the course commencement date. Cancellations made 10-15 days prior to the course commencement date will incur an administration fee, which is 25% of the registration price. Cancellations made 5 – 10 working days prior to the course commencement date will incur an administration fee, which is 50% of the registration price. No refunds will apply in the event a cancellation is made inside 5 working days.

Organisations may substitute one staff member for another. ETA reserves the right to cancel programs. In the event of a course cancellation, fees paid will be fully refunded.

For full details of terms and conditions, see our Terms of Use page.