University of Technology Sydney

C06017v9 Graduate Diploma in Event Management

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Event Management (GradDipEvM)
CRICOS code: 046112A
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Event Management provides a broad overview of the events industry and is designed to develop skills and knowledge sufficient to allow graduates to play a significant role in the planning and delivery of public, corporate and other event types.

The course provides an avenue for students to apply theoretical and practical skills needed to operate within the events industry.

Course aims

The Graduate Diploma in Event Management is suitable for students wanting to strengthen their understanding of event management. The course provides theories, models and practical case studies in order to understand the complex nature of the events industry.

Career options

Graduates have the option of developing their careers in a variety of areas including festivals, exhibitions, sporting events, conferences/meetings, and charities. Additionally, graduates may wish to develop their careers in specialist-aligned areas such as event design/theming or venue management.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply critical thinking skills to develop creative strategies that respond to Indigenous and non-Indigenous community and business needs within an events context
2.1 Communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively with a diverse range of event stakeholders
2.2 Manage complex stakeholder relationships and work effectively in teams to deliver agreed project outcomes in a timely manner
3.1 Apply principles of law, ethics, sustainability and Indigenous values within event management practices
4.1 Apply advanced knowledge of event management concepts and technical skills to lead professional practices within a dynamic and complex event environment

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be granted a maximum of five subject exemptions, of which two subjects can be approved from prior undergraduate study.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 48 credit points made up of eight core subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91689 Core Subjects (GDEventM) 48cp
Total 48cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below, showing the recommended study sequence to ensure completion of the course within the expected duration.

Not all subjects are offered every session. Refer to the Timetable Planner for confirmation of availability.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21900 Business Literacies and the Future   6cp
21854 Creative Problem Solving   6cp
21959 Events for Impact and Legacy   6cp
21930 Principles of Event Marketing   6cp
Spring session
21939 Event Creation Workshop   6cp
21936 Event Management   6cp
21928 Managing Staff and Volunteers   6cp
21895 Business and Social Impact   6cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
21900 Business Literacies and the Future   6cp
21939 Event Creation Workshop   6cp
21936 Event Management   6cp
21895 Business and Social Impact   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21930 Principles of Event Marketing   6cp
21959 Events for Impact and Legacy   6cp
21928 Managing Staff and Volunteers   6cp
21882 Legal Issues for Sports, Events and Not-for-Profits   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Event Management (C11038) or Graduate Certificate in Business Immersion and Career Transition (C11300), the Graduate Diploma in Event Management, and the Master of Event Management (C04285 or C04386).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
email business@uts.edu.au
Business (Postgraduate)