Bachelor of Event Management


  • Course Overview
  • Course Structure

Creating special memories and designing lifetime experiences for others is what makes a career in event management so fulfilling.

Event management is a growing global industry with a broad range of employment opportunities across different industries. This is the ideal career for you if you are organised, sociable and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing a project through to competition.

The Bachelor of Event Management will equip you with the skills to rise to the top of this diverse and dynamic sector. Designed to position students for success in the exciting events industry, this is a qualification which could to take you anywhere in the world.

Subjects focus on core business skills with the addition of specialised event management subjects. Business subjects include sales and marketing; agile leadership, collaboration and managing people; strategic planning and innovative problem solving; and financial literacy. In your specialisation subjects you will be exposed to creative events that stand out from the rest and will have an opportunity to explore various event ideas and translate them into your own creative event concepts and designs.

Event management and business subjects are supplemented by elective subjects from a range of business areas. Your choices include electives in marketing, international tourism, entrepreneurship, hospitality management and sports management. This allows you to enhance your event management degree with subjects that reflect your interests and ambitions.

At ICMS we believe that the best learning experience combines practical and ‘real world’ experience with a strong academic foundation. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subjects are built into your degree, meaning you graduate with more than a degree – you’ll graduate with real world experience – and will have gained invaluable industry connections.

We have an impressive network of industry partners. These leading companies provide our ICMS community with invaluable industry insight and experience. When it is time to embark on your industry training, we work closely with them to find a suitable placement that is the best fit for your skills, interests and professional goals. Your industry training could take you to a major city, regional area or regional area in Australia. You could even take up a position in an international city. It is all part of finding the best placement for you. Not only is this an invaluable experience, it is also a chance to grow your professional network. For many of our graduates this experience introduces them to their future employers.

The teaching of this course integrates the practical experience of industry specialists with a more formal academic approach, providing you with a practical perspective on today’s business sector.

The Bachelor of Event Management is career-focused, and aims to develop contemporary knowledge and skills needed for success. This means:

  • Strong industry relationships
  • Developing 21st century skills, such as digital literacy
  • Everybody gets to complete a work placement in a business that aligns to their preferred industry
  • Access to personal study assistance and wellness support
  • An emphasis on professionalism which includes: business cards, interview preparation, wearing ‘business attire’ in class, setting up LinkedIn profiles, access to the Career Hub, mentoring from high achieving students and alumni, working with your Work Integrated Facilitator on your CV

In your final year of the Bachelor of Event Management, you will have the opportunity to participate in a ‘capstone’ subject, which allows you to choose a special area of focus within events, as a major project to test your abilities in addressing contemporary issues or problems in your area of interest.

Quick facts

  • CRICOS Course Code: 101130
  • UAC Course Code: 530021
  • Accreditation Status: Active
  • AQF Level: 7
  • Campus: Northern Beaches Campus, Manly | online
  • Duration: 3 years (or part-time equivalent)
  • Industry Training: Yes (minimum 600 hours)
  • FEE-Help: Yes (DFEE)
  • Study Mode: on-campus | online
  • Start: Main Intakes: February, May, August | Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October & December
  • Indicative Student Enrolments: 21 Enrolments in 2019

An Eventful Career

Memorable events don’t happen in a vacuum; be a part of making them happen and reap the rewards of a satisfying, competitive career in the process.

At ICMS we train you to be a leader in your industry. When you graduate with an ICMS Bachelor of Event Management you will have transferable skills, industry experience, and in-depth knowledge of event management principles in practice. This will see you ready to be your own boss in a career that spans industries and continents.

You could be working as a:

  • Event Manager
  • Event Producer
  • Event Director
  • Venue Manager
  • Exhibition Manager
  • Conference Manager
  • Fashion Show Coordinator
  • Festival Manager
  • Theming Consultant
  • Wedding Organiser
  • Incentive Manager
  • Event Logistics Crew

The course information on this website is indicative of a typical study pattern only and is subject to change. Enrolled students will be made aware of changes to their course structure or subjects.
Not all subjects are offered every trimester. The Academic Consulting Office can assist you with subject selection and structuring your course.

Prospectus 2020