STUDY PATH

EVENTS AREA OF­FERS FUN AND CHAL­LENG­ING WORK

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - TRADE + SERVICES - Janita Singh

EVENT man­age­ment is a fun ca­reer that can take you around the world.

Kath­leen Herd of Syd­ney TAFE said a Diploma of Events was a great place to start the jour­ney of work­ing with a wide range of stake­hold­ers, man­ag­ing fes­ti­vals, wed­dings or sport­ing events.

“To work in the in­dus­try you gen­er­ally need to be a peo­ple per­son. You need to com­mu­ni­cate ef­fec­tively to de­liver great re­sults,” Ms Herd said.

Prospec­tive stu­dents also needed to be en­thu­si­as­tic, or­gan­ised and re­li­able.

Syd­ney TAFE’s Diploma of Events is a na­tion­ally recog­nised, full­time ninemonth course.

“The course also in­cludes Once stu­dents com­plete the Diploma of Events they can study the Ad­vanced Diploma of Events, which can lead to event co-or­di­na­tor po­si­tions in event man­age­ment com­pa­nies or venues. More de­tails at syd­neytafe.edu.au a stu­dent ‘pro­ject event’ where all stu­dents work in teams dur­ing the fi­nal se­mes­ter to plan, de­velop and de­liver a real event for a client,” Ms Herd said.

Top­ics in­clude event in­dus­try knowl­edge, venue and site se­lec­tion, on-site event man­age­ment, pro­ject man­age­ment, bud­get­ing, sus­tain­abil­ity, spon­sor­ship and mar­ket­ing, tick­et­ing and reg­is­tra­tion and le­gal and risk man­age­ment.

Help­ing man­age a mu­sic fes­ti­val is one of the jobs you can land af­ter com­plet­ing a Diploma of Events at Syd­ney TAFE.

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