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Overview

Want to Know What a Career In Event Management Could Look Like? 

Event management will see you take charge of projects, both big and small, from start to finish. Planning and developing the concept of the event in the beginning to effectively coordinating the event as it's happening.

The type of events requiring managing are endless from: festivals, ceremonies, weddings, conventions, concerts and many more are in demand from individuals and businesses who require these services.

Is Event Management right for you?

It goes without saying you need to have a sparkly personality to pull off this kind of profession, being shy just won't cut it. Event management is a people person position and you've got to have what it takes to be able to effectively communicate with your clients to ensure all their needs are met.

Another aspect of the job is being able to work under pressure. Event management can be highly stressful, dealing with clients from all walks of life and planning a sizeable event presents its own set of problems, so you must be able to think on your feet and problem solve on the spot.

As well as all the above, you need to be super organised to work in this industry. You are planning and throwing an event after all, so it goes without saying having exceptional time management, presentation and scheduling skills are what you need to succeed in this area of expertise.

Job Opportunities

If you're planning on making event management a part of your future, here are some figures from the Australian Government Job Outlook Initiative to spur you on in making your decision:

  • This is a large occupation employing 25,900 workers. The number of workers has stayed about the same over the past 5 years.
  • Average earnings for full-time conference and event workers are around $1,313 per week (similar to the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • Full-time work is common. Full-time workers, on average, work 37.6 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).
  • Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to grow very strongly to 31,400. Around 22,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

Types of Courses

There is a variety of event management courses available to choose from. Deciding on which one is right for you is where to begin. Are you new to the industry and want to learn the basics to discover if you've got what it takes to make it in this profession? If so then a certificate in event management at TAFE is exactly what you're looking for.

Certificate in Event Management

By gaining a certificate in event management you will understand the basic scope and nature of the subject, create concepts and develop a theme around your ideas, plan the process, complete project logistics such as catering, the venue, speakers and entertainment and learn how to market the event including PR and so much more.

Career Outcomes

A career in event management could see you plan, manage and execute some of the most lavish parties of all time. Here are a few potential job titles to get you excited about the future:

  • Receptionist (Events Company)
  • Conference and Events Assistant (Resort)
  • Event Administrative Assistant
  • Event Operations Assistant
  • Conference Coordinator
  • Sports Event Coordinator