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Choose an eventful career

Get the skills you need to work with clients and lead teams to build successful events. Learn about staging components, how to select event venues, and manage and promote projects. This diploma teaches you how to manage a budget, prepare proposals, manage event registrations, obtain sponsors, and oversee on-site operations including staging and risk management. Our teachers have strong links with key stakeholders in the events industry, giving you the opportunity to gain practical experience in the field as part of your studies. Course details

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Gold Coast - Southport, Mooloolaba, South Bank

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Wah Yudi

Diploma of Hospitality

I love the teachers at TAFE Queensland because they are full of experience. They are very passionate about their industry and very caring. Because English is my second language it makes a difference. You really get the support you need at TAFE Queensland as well as lots of flexibility. I would totally recommend TAFE Queensland to people from all over the globe because it is the best.

Wah Yudi
Diploma of Hospitality
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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Wah Yudi, Diploma of Hospitality

After travelling throughout Australia Wah decided to settle in what he considers Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane. After pursuing his love of hospitality at TAFE Queensland he plans on returning to Bali to run his own café and share the knowledge he’s learnt with others.

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Get the edge you need to quickly progress through the ranks in the tourism and hospitality industry. Gain valuable office, marketing and business writing skills; learn how to manage staff rostering, budgeting and finances; and get experience in live service and supervisory roles in our training restaurant.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

092400M South Bank Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017

TAFE Queensland East Coast

CRICOS 02004B | RTO 0418 

093754K Mooloolaba Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

093793C Southport Full Time Classroom


Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.


Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

34 Lady Musgrave Drive
Mountain Creek QLD 4557

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

  • Please refer to additional costs for a comprehensive list of resources required.


Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.


Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm


Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast:

During 2017/18 our Diploma of Event Management students will be closely involved with the GC2018 Commonwealth Games at grass-roots level, particularly with the epic ‘volunteer orientation event’ in December 2017 which boasts attendance of over 15,000 people as well as other minor events throughout the duration of their studies.

Additionally they may be involved in events with our industry partners who include:

  • Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa
  • Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Palazzo Versace Gold Coast
  • Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
  • Sea World Resort Gold Coast
  • Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Important Information

Blue Card: Commission for Children and Young People Act 2000 (Qld) contains a new law to help ensure that people seeking to work with children are suitable. This is called 'the working with children check'. Any person wanting to work in regulated employment, as a paid employee, a volunteer, or a person carrying on a regulated business, will have to fill out a Blue Card application form consenting to a criminal history check prior to his or her appointment or engagement (See ‘Relevant Documents below). Further details can be obtained at the following link for Blue Card Services or by telephone on 1800 688 275 (Free call).  Students will be unable to attend Vocational Placement until they hold a valid Blue Card.  Once enrolled Students need to make an appointment for the Teacher to sight their ID and sign their Blue Card Services for processing and final approval.  It is to your advantage to have a Blue Card before commencing study.


To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 20 Units:
Core Competencies: 11
Elective Competencies: 9

TAFE Queensland International

Core Units
SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry Core
SITEEVT003 Coordinate on-site event registrations Core
SITEEVT008 Manage event staging components Core
SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations Core
SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences Core
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget Core
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people Core
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations Core
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships Core
SITXMGT003 Manage projects Core
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks Core

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Elective Units
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations Elective
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Elective
SITEEVT007 Select event venues and sites Elective
SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system Elective
BSBADM502 Manage meetings Elective
CUAPPM504 Manage bump in and bump out of shows Elective
SITXHRM005 Manage volunteers Elective
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets Elective

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Elective Units Semester 1
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations Elective
SITEEVT007 Select event venues and sites Elective
SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations Elective
SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system Elective
BSBADM502 Manage meetings Elective
Semester 2
SITXMPR006 Obtain and manage sponsorship Elective
SITXHRM005 Manage volunteers Elective
SITXMPR004 Coordinate marketing activities Elective

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Elective Units
SITEEVT007 Select event venues and sites Elective
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict Elective
SITXMPR008 Prepare and present proposals Elective
BSBADM502 Manage meetings Elective
CUAFOH501 Manage front of house services Elective
SITEEVT005 Plan in-house events or functions Elective
SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system Elective
SITXHRM005 Manage volunteers Elective
SITXMPR006 Obtain and manage sponsorship Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.


Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $14,000 1 Year
Mooloolaba, East Coast $16,000 1 Year
Southport, Gold Coast $16,000 1 Year

Additional costs

There are additional costs associated with this course, that are not included in your tuition fees. All information on resources required will be given at orientation;

TAFE Queensland Brisbane:

  • The College of Tourism and Hospitality (COTAH) has strong industry connections and is a hub of activity, with frequent visits from Tourism and Event employers to all campuses. We are committed to presenting our students and COTAH in the best light to our industry partners. Therefore, uniforms are compulsory for  all tourism and event students, across all TAFE Queensland Brisbane campuses. Uniforms are to be worn at all times, on and off campus, during theory and practical lessons, and on any excursions. Professional presentation is crucial in any customer-facing role. The uniforms ensure that our students are recognised by industry as being highly employable with impeccable standards of presentation and dress.
  • Textbook: 'Event Management: Theory and Practice'. Authors: Jeff Wrathall & Abby Gee, Publisher: McGraw Hill, ISBN:  9780070279001.

TAFE Queensland East Coast:

  • Uniform: Students will be required to wear a black TAFE polo shirt and black long trousers. These can be purchased from our recommended uniform supplier, Tuff Stuff Discount Workwear, who will be available the first week of study for fittings and payment. Approximate cost of the shirt is $35.
  • Industry visits: Students will also be required to participate in industry visits throughout the course - estimated cost of $100 for entry into these events. This is a non-refundable charge.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast:

  • Uniform: 2 x TAFE Queensland Gold Coast logo’d shirts will be supplied as part of students fees. Students will be required to provide and wear: black business style trousers (male and female), leggings and/or tights will not be accepted, or a black knee length business style skirt. These can be purchased from your preferred outlet or through our supplier Totally Workwear; black enclosed leather non-slip shoes.



SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Wah Yudi

Diploma of Hospitality

I love the teachers at TAFE Queensland because they are full of experience. They are very passionate about their industry and very caring. Because English is my second language it makes a difference. You really get the support you need at TAFE Queensland as well as lots of flexibility. I would totally recommend TAFE Queensland to people from all over the globe because it is the best.

Wah Yudi
Diploma of Hospitality
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

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If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.


At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast:

Program orientation for the intake commencing on 18th April will be held on Thursday 13th April at 8:30am

Last updated on 29 March 2017

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