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Certificate in Event Management

Are you a super-organised multitasker with excellent attention to detail? Become a certified event manager!

Event management is the perfect career choice for multitaskers with exceptional organisational skills, who can move at the speed of light and thrive under pressure! Special event planning can include many types of events, from conferences and sales meetings to gala dinners and awards. Become a certified event planner with our online course and get started in your exciting new career.

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This course is perfect for people

  • Wishing to start their own special events business
  • Working for an event management company
  • Working for a conference venue, convention centre or hotel
  • Executive PA’s, secretaries and virtual assistants

You will work on a product launch as part of your course and become completely involved in the intricacies and attention to detail required in the world of event planning.

Endorsed by the ILEA!

ILEA International Events Association LogoThe International Live Events Association has endorsed The Career Academy as an Approved Education Partner. They have accredited our Certificate in Event Management & Wedding Planning.

ILEA Feedback for The Career Academy

“Good educational programmes are vital to the long-term growth if the events industry, but critically, in its ability to show its true value to business. We need to encourage highly trained event professionals, implementing well executed events for businesses and brands; when we do, our value as a market goes up.


The Career Academy have created a course that sets the foundation of these professionals to do exactly that.

Carlo Zoccali, President, ILEA UK Chapter


“At ILEA we’re constantly looking to encourage the very best talent to enter the events industry and for our community to keep that talent rewarded and incentivised. Event management isn’t an instinct, it’s a skill that needs to be learnt and understood, and then continually improved upon. The Career Academy is an excellent first step on this process.


There continues to be a debate in the UK and beyond our shores on the benefits between experience and academic learning, for me they need to be picked up in unison. We, as an industry, take on the responsibility of delegate and spectator wellbeing, while we have them in our care; we need to take this seriously and ensure our people have the correct and rigorous training and education.”

Alistair Turner, Past President, ILEA UK Chapter

Course Summary

Investment: $995 + GST or from only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.


Assessment: 9 modules / 9 assignments. On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a certificate of achievement.


Duration: Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.


Delivery: Online with tutor support via email or phone.

Key Benefits

  • Gain a Certificate to add to your CV
  • Clear overview of the most common event types
  • Plan your business for success
  • Developed by experienced event managers

Course Modules

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

Endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality

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Scope and Nature of Event Management

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Identify the various tasks that are involved in the management.
  • Explore the impact and social importance of a variety of different types of events.
  • Define what event management is.

Developing the Concept

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:


  • Explore how a range of different types of events are initiated and planned.
  • Explain how an event can create an emotional relationship with spectators and participants.
  • Recognise the benefits of event sponsorship.
  • Understand how to develop a plan for an event.
  • Explain what natural and original events are and how they develop.
  • Discuss how to coordinate fire at events.

Physical and Human Resources

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Determine the human and physical resources required to deliver different types of events.
  • Identify how to employ and motivate volunteers.
  • Understand how to form and manage a team.
  • Outline the important factors which influence choosing a location and creating a user-friendly site.
  • Recognise how to choose a user-friendly site for an event.

Project Logistics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:


  • Define project logistics and understand how to apply it in event management.
  • Understand the legal and insurance implications of staging an event.
  • Determine how physical and human resources will be organised in preparation for staging an event.

Marketing an Event

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Understand how to develop a marketing plan.
  • Identify the essential ingredients of a good publicity campaign.
  • Explain the benefits of event sponsorship.
  • Understand how to formulate a business plan.

Financial Management

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Understand how to develop a financial plan for an event.
  • Comprehend and explain financial terminology
  • Grasp the importance of cash flow when managing events
  • Understand how to set ticket prices and explore strategies for increasing ticket sales to improve cash flow.

Risk Management

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Define the different legal and ethical responsibilities of an event manager and facility owner.
  • Define legal terms related to risk management.
  • Identify and discuss how to reduce risk and liability at events through systems analysis, plans and control.
  • Discuss the licenses and permits required to run an event in your area.
  • Recognise the purpose of a contract.

Staging the Event

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Describe the way in which facilities and services are managed during the delivery of an event.
  • Define how to compile relevant documents for the staging of an event.
  • Explain what theming means in event management.
  • Outline the process of choosing a venue for staging an event.
  • Name the benefits of hiring catering, performers and hospitality services for an event.

After the Event

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Discuss the importance of post-event evaluation.
  • Explore the components of an event evaluation and how to create an evaluation report.
  • Understand how to measure the success of an event.
  • Recognise how to recondition soil to repair lawns after an event.

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