Advanced Certificate in Wedding Planning and Event Management

Are you captivated by the vibrant world of event planning, where creativity and precision combine to create magical moments? Do you see yourself as the driving force behind seamlessly orchestrated, memorable events? For those who yearn to turn these creative aspirations into a thriving career, the Advanced Certificate in Wedding Planning and Event Management is your ticket to mastering the art of event perfection.
Course Provider
The Learning Group
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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One-on-One Mentor and Student Support Advisor

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Upfront Payment with a discount or an Interest-Free Payment Plan.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Self-paced. Approximately 700 hours to complete the course, which has seven key modules made up of 70 lessons.
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated mentor support.
Career Outcomes

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

  • Wedding Planning
  • Event Planning
  • Conference Management or Organisation
  • Sports Event Planning
  • Party Planning
  • Corporate Functions Planning
  • Festival Planner
  • Exhibition or Gallery Management
Course Modules

Module 1: Wedding Planning

  1. Introduction to Weddings 
  2. Planning
  3. Managing People for a Wedding
  4. Managing Locations Associated with a Wedding
  5. Managing the Programme
  6. Managing  Services in Support of a Wedding
  7. Managing the Wedding Client
  8. Managing the Wedding Day
  9. Planning your Wedding Business
  10. Operating a Wedding Business

This module is designed to give you an introduction to the wedding planning industry and what is involved in successfully planning and managing a wedding, from hiring the band, liaising with the photographer, organising catering, negotiating rates for venues and equipment and much more.

You will also learn about people management and how important your relationships are with your client and your contractors. You will develop skills in how best to work with your clients, to ensure you understand what they want to achieve, manage their expectations and meet their desired outcome.

Module 2: Event Management

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

Designed to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the event planning industry, this module will teach you how to organise and manage events, parties, concerts, exhibitions, weddings, celebrations and more. This is a module designed to develop knowledge and skills in the planning and management of events, everything from event ideation, to marketing the event, understanding and managing potential risks, managing event budgets, execution and then what happens after the event.

Module 3: 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 Non-Alcoholic Beverage 
  7. Scope and Nature Of Catering Services 
  8. Personnel Management
  9. Management Of Catering Services 

This module covers a broad spectrum of topics, from human food and nutrition to the intricacies of cooking and kitchen management. You'll learn the art of menu planning, gain knowledge about alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and understand the scope and nature of various catering services. You'll develop skills in managing teams and learn how to effectively oversee catering operations, ensuring high-quality service delivery. This module is crucial for anyone looking to excel in the event management industry, particularly in areas requiring expertise in food and beverage coordination.

Module 4: Marketing Foundations

  1. Marketing and the Business
  2. Scope of Marketing
  3. Target Marketing
  4. The Marketing Mix and Managing the Marketing Effort
  5. Product Presentation and Packaging
  6. Promotion
  7. Product Pricing and Distribution
  8. Customer Service
  9. Market Research
  10. Organisation- Structures and Roles

Designed to lay a solid foundation in the field of marketing, this module introduces you to the essential aspects of marketing within a business context, covering everything from the scope of marketing to target marketing strategies. You'll learn about the marketing mix and how to manage marketing efforts effectively, alongside insights into product presentation and packaging. The course also delves into promotion, product pricing and distribution, ensuring you understand how to position products successfully in the market. Essential components like customer service and market research are covered to equip you with the tools needed for informed decision-making. Finally, the module explores organisation structures and roles, highlighting the importance of strategic alignment within marketing teams.

Module 5: Starting a Small Business

  1. Introduction to Small Business
  2. The World of Business
  3. Considering the Alternative
  4. Understanding Marketing
  5. Planning
  6. Record Keeping and Bookkeeping
  7. Sales Methods
  8. Budgeting
  9. Developing a 12-Month Business Plan
  10. Implementing a Business Plan
  11. Reviewing Progress in a New Business
  12. Improving Profitability

This module provides an introduction to the world of small business, exploring various business models and the essentials of marketing. It emphasises the importance of planning, record-keeping, and bookkeeping, and teaches effective sales methods and budgeting techniques. Additionally, you'll learn how to develop a 12-month business plan, review the progress of a new business, and strategies for improving profitability, equipping you with the foundational skills to start and grow a successful business in this dynamic industry.

Module 6: Wedding Photography

  1. Introduction to Wedding Photography
  2. Logistical Planning
  3. Equipment for Wedding Photography
  4. Photographic Style for Weddings
  5. Photographic Composition and Posing
  6. Shooting the Wedding Ceremony
  7. Shooting the Wedding Reception
  8. Post Production Wedding Photography
  9. The Business of Wedding Photography

This module offers a focused approach to mastering wedding photography, blending technical skills with artistic expression. It begins with an introduction to the unique aspects of wedding photography, including logistical planning and the selection of appropriate equipment. It also covers different style options, teaching you how to compose and pose shots effectively, ensuring memorable images of both the wedding ceremony and reception.

Additionally, this module delves into the post-production process, an essential aspect of wedding photography, where you'll learn techniques to refine and enhance your photographs. This module concludes with valuable insights into the business and marketing side of wedding photography, equipping you with the knowledge to not only capture beautiful moments but also to successfully manage and market your wedding photography services.

Module 7: Business Planning

  1. Introduction to Business Planning
  2. Focus and Direction
  3. Legal and Administrative Requirements
  4. Developing Objectives and Strategies
  5. Planning for Growth
  6. Risk Management and Contingencies
  7. Systems
  8. Marketing Plans
  9. Operation Plans
  10. Human Resource Plans
  11. Financial Plans

This module offers a comprehensive introduction to business planning, essential for anyone looking to establish or grow a small business. You'll gain insights into setting focus and direction and understanding the legal and administrative requirements necessary for operating a business. It guides you through developing clear objectives and strategies, planning for growth, and the importance of risk management and contingencies. You'll also delve into the creation of effective systems, marketing, operation and human resource plans. Additionally, the module covers the fundamentals of financial planning, ensuring you know how to build a robust business plan, review your business's progress and implement strategies for increased profitability in the dynamic business landscape.

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days a week.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion, and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
Student Support

You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support advisor, mentor and course consultants, who are available 5 days per week.


Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving on to the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors 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, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include 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.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and 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.

Availability of Content

12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)

Approval & Recognition

The Learning Group 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.

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Our Course Consultants can answer any questions you may have. They will help you to find the best course for you and your goals and how to enrol.

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

About the Course Provider

The Learning Group

Whether you want to stand out from the competition, move into a new industry or turn your passion into a career, The Learning Group courses are designed to help you get ahead and stay ahead. They have a student-first approach, so you can study your way, when and how it suits you. Their courses are designed to fit in with your lifestyle, so you can continue to work and study at the same time. You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support mentor and their experienced course consultants, who are available to you 5 days a week. The pathway to success looks different for everyone. As a Learning Group student, you will have the opportunity to further study with their well-rounded study program with industry associations and partnerships to deliver personal development and career success. Plus, they partner with industry leading education providers, so you can unlock access to LinkedIn Learning. The Learning Group offers a wide range of onlince courses in Australia, from Aged Care to Zoology, tailored for flexible learning. Their student-first approach ensures you can study at your own pace, balancing work and education. With industry partnerships and LinkedIn Learning access, these courses support career advancement and personal development, making it ideal for those looking to enhance their skills or pivot to new careers entirely, all through online study.
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