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The Event Planning Certification Course is the perfect course for you if you want the skills and knowledge to be able to plan events for corporate, not-for-profit, Government and sporting entities.

The types of events you may plan as an Event Planner include, trade shows, expos, conferences, meetings, sporting, charity and pop-up events, festivals, product launches and fashion shows.

There are 15 modules in this course, divided into 4 Sections with 4 Assignments. The average completion time is 12 weeks, but you will have up to 1 year to finish your course with the support of your own dedicated Tutor.

Upon graduation you will receive an industry, nationally & internationally recognised qualification as a Event Planner.

Choose this course if you would like to:

  • Enhance your employment opportunities with venues, businesses & organisations specialising in events
  • Design resources that will help you to plan events professionally and that you can use in your own business
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of budgets, timelines and checklists, working with other vendors and managing the event
  • Bring your creative thinking and organisational skills together with a passion for event planning.

Course Outline


Section 1 - The Anatomy Of An Event

  • - The World of Events
  • - Think Like a Planner
  • - Creating a Concept
  • - Developing a Theme

Section 2 - The Planning Process

  • - The Stages of an Event
  • - The Event Budget
  • - Event Sites & Venues
  • - Food and Beverage Operations

Section 3 - Managing Your Suppliers

  • - Speakers & Entertainment
  • - Audio Visual & Lighting
  • - Travel & Accommodation
  • - Corporate Gifts & Merchandise

Section 4 - Event Logistics

  • - Suppliers & Staff
  • - Preparing the Event
  • - Managing the Event
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The course teaches thoroughly how to plan a successful event. It focuses on details that I never would’ve imagined that would be needed when planning an event. You receive exceptional, up to date information and knowledge how to plan events. 

Sini Louhela
Albury, NSW

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Who is the Event Planning course suitable for?

This course is ideal for anyone with a love of Events and of course, planning and organisation. It is also the ideal course for anyone who has to plan events as part of another role; for example in Marketing or Public Relations or as a Personal/Executive Assistant. If you work or Volunteer with a Charity or Not-for-profit Organisation which hosts events, you will also find this course very valuable.It is also an ideal ‘starter’ course if you would like to test the waters and find out more about working in events as it can be used as a stepping stone towards higher certifications.

Will this course help me to get a job?

This course does not include our business units and its focus is solely about teaching you how to plan events and work with a client and suppliers. This makes it an ideal course for job-seekers. Employment opportunities can be found at Wedding and Event Venues, with established Wedding and Event Planners and within businesses and organisations that plan events.

What Courses can I use this course as credit towards?

The following courses also contain the Event Planning units from this course, which means that you can credit your study from this course, to those higher certifications later.Wedding & Event Planning Certification Course Advanced Special Event Planning & Design Course

I am also interested in Styling and Design? What course should I choose?

Our Wedding Styling Certification Course is the ideal course to combine with the Event Planning course as it teaches you about Design, and the principles are applied to all event types from weddings to corporate events.



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