Your Career

Learning with the Academy

All the courses at the Academy are online. Studying online in our Virtual Campus helps to bring our courses alive. As well as allowing a great deal of flexibility, it also helps you to connect with other students without leaving the comfort of your own home. Our course material is updated throughout the year as the latest trends develop and new tools and ideas emerge. Our ongoing updates include the newest announcements for each season from Pantone, the leading authority on colour for our industry, trends as predicted from top professionals, new social media tools and of course many new articles and ideas which we receive from our Advisory Board.

We also have a partnership with Tesselaar Flowers for all students on our floristry courses that allows our students to apply for a Tesselaar Flowers Student Account and get great deals on wholesale flowers.

For more details on how we take you from enrolment through to graduation view this video on our YouTube Channel…


The opportunity to express my creativity, think outside the box, and be part of a community
was what I enjoyed the most during my time at the Academy. The assignments allow you to
imagine that you are working with real-life clients. This not only provides you with a chance
to become familiar with client proposals, working within a brief etc, but also allows you to
practice ways of going above and beyond for your clients.

Tessa Broadbent
Diploma in Wedding and Event Planning

Study Online

All our courses include PDF texts, video, audio, quizzes and virtual webinars. It is a very rich learning experience that can even surpass the level of training you might experience in a crowded classroom. It’s self-paced, hands-on learning. In short you get everything you get from face to face learning plus more.

You have up to two years to complete your course, but you can complete in as little as 12 weeks dependent on your own schedule and the time you have available to dedicate to study. All your assignments are submitted online to your tutor who will guide you as you work your way through the course.

The Benefits to Online Learning:

  • Courses accessible on your schedule
  • No physical attendance required
  • Self-paced learning (not too slow, not too fast)
  • Attend virtual student tutorials by webinar
  • Study at home, work, or on the road
  • Read materials online or download them for reading later
  • Study on any device including tablets, smart phones, MAC or PC

One of the most amazing things about being a student at the AAWEP is getting the
opportunity to listen, meet and be mentored by amazing wedding professionals in our
industry; have any questions answered, receive ongoing support and above all help you
achieve your dreams.

Michelle Anderson
Certificate in Wedding Planning

Starting a

Are you planning on starting your own business? If so the Academy is here to help you do just that. We have many students who have gone on to launch very successful wedding and event businesses.

Our Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses all have units dedicated to starting and running your own business. We take you through each step and as part of your course you put together a business plan, marketing strategy and a blueprint for starting your business. We show you how to decide on a company name, the services you will offer and your pricing structure. We walk you through contracts and insurance and give you advice on how to set up your own website.

You will walk away from your course with a toolkit of templates including a design questionnaire, client consultation form, planning checklists, venue selection form, site visit form, supplier/vendor selection forms and many more.

You will cover everything you need to run your business including:

  • Marketing
  • Publicity & PR
  • Social Media
  • Finance & Pricing
  • Contracts & Insurance
  • Websites & Blogging
  • Creating an Office Space
  • Branding & Market Research
  • Planning, Design and Business Software

Starting a new business is not for the fainthearted and in the wedding industry it can feel very lonely. In this video we give you nine steps to help you with business success.

This course has been fantastic. Its been useful and informative as well as enjoyable, I've
loved every module! It has offered practical tips for every aspect of the job and made me
feel ready to take the next step with my work. Also really helpful has been the advice from
my tutor. She's given me such positive, helpful feedback throughout.

Natalie Beckman
Certificate in Wedding Planning

Our Experience

We can help you to Get a Job or Launch a Business.

If you are passionate about starting your own business or gaining employment in the industry the Academy can help you. We have just developed a new section in our Certificate Courses that focuses on ‘Getting a Job’ in the wedding and event industry including interviews with top professionals packed with advice and tips, as well as lots of tools to help you get your dream job.

If however, you have your heart set on starting a business then our Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses have everything you need to ‘Launch and Run a Business’.

If you’re unsure about your career and need some help assessing your goals then download our Career Review Workbook or if you’d like to know the steps involved in launching a business then download our Business Plan Checklist, which will keep you on the right track.


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