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Executive Certificate in Event Management

New Courses for 2017: Canberra and Gold Coast

Study your Event Management Course at ACEM

The Executive Certificate in Event Management is regarded as the most prestigious short-course in event management amongst prospective employers and industry leaders in government, corporate and not-for-profit organisations. More than 6,000 students have completed the course over the past 17 years. 

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Practical Training in Field-Ready Skills

This 4 day short course program, delivered by industry experts, is designed to provide a foundation of key skills and knowledge associated with the creation and delivery of all types of events - big or small - across a diverse range of fields: 

  • Event planning – concepts and theming and how to find the right venue
  • Dealing with suppliers - how to select and manage them 
  • Understanding the client brief – what you need to ask
  • Event control - How to keep your event on track
  • Working within a budget – costings and budget plans
  • Green and eco-friendly events – incorporating sustainability
  • Event sponsorship – who to ask and how to get it
  • Publicity and media – how to get noticed
  • Event implementation – using project management Gantt charts, run sheets and an event manual
  • Logistics – managing event suppliers and event flow
  • Entertainment – managing performers, stages and audio
  • Event safety – security, crowd control and VIPs
  • Risk management – identifying, analysing and evaluating risks
  • When things go wrong – contingency plans and event shutdowns

Who should do this course?

The Executive Certificate in Event Management Course by ACEM has been designed to accommodate all experience levels. Our aim is to advance our student and graduate's careers in event management. This course is ideal for:

  • Newcomers looking to enter the event management industry
  • Current event managers who want to formalise their skills
  • Industry professionals looking to expand and/or update their expertise
  • Anyone who has been asked to manage events “on the fly”

Learn from industry experts

Our course presenters** are industry experts who have worked in event management practice and education around the world alongside carefully selected local event industry experts. ACEM UTS course presenters have over 60 years combined experience in event management practice and education around the world. They encourage an open exchange of ideas, so you don’t just learn from the curriculum, but from the years of experience of your presenters and your peers.

Dr Rob Harris doesn’t just know about events. He co-wrote a textbook about it! Festival and Special Event Management  is the market-leading text on event management, written specifically within an Australian context. Rob has an international reputation as an event management educator having developed and delivered programs through to Masters level in a variety of locations around the world. He is also serves as a judge for the Australian Event Awards and acts as an assessor for regional event grants for several state governments.

Meg Bailey is a Director of Event Projects, a premium events agency, specialling 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 events management and production, Meg has produced events that include Super Bowl Super Swimsuit Parties, Sports Illustrated Olympic Hospitality Lounges and Olympic parties attended by more than 3500 celebrities, royalty and medal-winning athletes at four consecutive Olympic Games.

Jade Whiteley 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.

** please note that course presenters may change due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Technology Sydney.

Who is ACEM?

The Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM) is Australia’s leading events educator, committed to sharing best practice, fostering innovation and teaching others. We designed the Executive Certificate in Event Management course after surveying over 100 event management professionals who have successful careers in event management. We sought out what skills are needed to get ahead in this highly competitive industry.

Today the Executive Certificate in Event Management Course is taught around Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane/Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra) as well as overseas. 

ACEM also annually runs a series of innovative 1-day workshops for event professionals. 

How do I enrol?

The 4-day short course costs $1890 (GST-free) and includes all course materials, full day catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) and a certificate of attendance.

A 10% discount is available for registered charity organisations or where two or more staff attend from the same organisation.

Early enrolment is advised in this course as places are limited.

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What do students say?

Sarah Waters, ACEM alumnus:

"The Event Management course has armed me with many tools and inspiration to produce more professional & impressive events. I now have a much greater knowledge of all facets of Event Management, & can confidently apply the rules in many different scenarios. The course was everything I was expecting – and even more! I was more than satisfied with the content, structure & lecturers, and of course, it provided a great networking opportunity to engage with all sorts of different people in different roles & different industries. A well-thought out and executed course."

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Need more info?

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Contact: ACEM Manager
Phone: + 61 2 9514 5156
Email: acem@uts.edu.au