Certificate in Event Management

Have you always been captivated by the magic of a well-orchestrated event? Wondered about the behind-the-scenes action that brings an event to life? If these thoughts have crossed your mind and sparked your passion for planning events or providing delicious catering food for all sorts of occasions in Australia, then the Certificate in Event Management is your ideal course to get started.
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Upfront Payment with a discount or an Interest-Free Payment Plan starting from $26 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Approximately 300 hours to complete the course with self-paced learning, which has 3 key modules made up of 26 subjects.
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated tutor support.
Career Outcomes

This course may be of interest to people working or aspiring to work in or as:

  • Caterers
  • Corporate Events
  • Event Planners
  • Event Coordinators
  • Event Production
  • Food Stall Owners
  • Private Events
  • Restaurant Owner or Restaurant Management
  • Sporting Events
Course Modules

Module 1: Event Management

  1. Scope and Nature of
  2. Event Management
  3. Developing the Concept
  4. Physical and Human
  5. Resources
  6. Project Logistics
  7. Marketing an Event
  8. Financial Management
  9. Risk Management
  10. Staging the Event
  11. After the Event

This module explores the fundamentals of event planning and management. Learn step-by-step the various stages of executing an event, including concept development, delivering the event on-time and to budget, to creating a marketing and promotional plan. Discover ways to minimise risk, from both a financial point of view as well as crowd control and food hygiene.

Module 2: Food and Beverage Management

  1. Human Food and Nutrition
  2. Cooking
  3. Kitchen and Food Management
  4. Planning A Menu
  5. Alcoholic Beverages
  6. Tea, Coffee and NonAlcoholic Beverages
  7. Scope & Nature Of Catering Services
  8. Personnel Management
  9. Management Of Catering Services

This module develops an excellent and sound foundation for working in a restaurant, catering or other food service enterprise. Learn how to manage commercial kitchen facilities (including safe good storage and preparation), and gain an understanding of alternative cooking processes to ensure you can confidently make appropriate decisions on the best approach. Discover how to plan menus for a variety of events and situations, including catering, restaurants and food stalls, and explore ways to manage catering or restaurant staff and what skills are required for best-in-practice waiting staff.

Module 3: Business Studies

  1. Establishment Procedures
  2. Management Procedures
  3. Communication in Business
  4. Problem-Solving
  5. Staff Management
  6. Productivity
  7. Financial Management
  8. Marketing Techniques

This module is designed to provide you with the essentials of business management so that you can make the most appropriate decisions for a business you own or manage for a successful operation. You will gain a better understanding of a broad variety of business procedures, from communications, to production, to staff and team management and financial management. Discover the different ways of working for a small business, understand how to minimise risk and learn how to manage staff conflict, so you can set the business up for success.

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study and course materials.
  • 24/7 online access to the course learning portal to study when you want.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days per week.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
  • 12 months total access to the course materials allowing you to self-pace your study.
  • Upon enrolment unlock access to LinkedIn Learning which offers over 10,000 on-demand courses to help you learn and achieve success.
  • 5-day satisfaction guarantee.

Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.

You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.


Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each certificate completed and a Certificate of Completion.

Payment Options

You can choose either an interest-free weekly payment plan starting from just $26 per week or you can pay the course fees upfront, with a substantial discount. 

To get the total course cost you’ll need to talk to Career House’s course advisors as pricing is based on the payment option selected, qualification type, your individual study requirements, course options and additions and current promotions. 

Course Accreditation

International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC) Endorsed

Career House is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises quality and excellence in education providers in tertiary education.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend printed information in English. You must be able to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.

Why this course?

Designed as the perfect introductory course to provide you a solid foundation into the growing events industry and event management. Learn about each phase of an event, from the ideation, to planning and conception, to the execution. Gain a better understanding and further develop your skills in marketing, promotions, project management, planning menus and managing budgets, so you can deliver successful events including gallery openings and exhibitions, festivals, weddings and parties and sporting events.

Who will this course interest?

This course is a beginner level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills in which can grow with experience and further study.

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider


Careerhouse offers online, industry-relevant short courses. They carefully select and partner with industry leading educators and learning institutions to make relevant, practical and interactive courses available online. Whether you’re looking to upskill, transition to a new industry, start your own business or take your hobby to the next level, Careerhouse can help get you there.
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