Graduate Diploma in Event Management
| Start Date: 3 March 2014
||Duration: 34 Weeks Full-time (Part-time Option Available)
| Location: Cuba Street, Wellington CBD
| Fee: NZ $5,600 (2014)
International $19,700 (2014)
|Programme Code: HV4446
2013 Course Choice Form
The event and project management professional must possess advanced knowledge and a specialised combination of skills and techniques in order to succeed in this diverse industry. Our programme is designed for those with industry experience or a minimum of a bachelor qualification from another area.
WelTec’s experienced and highly qualified tutors will help you to develop your skills, or extend your existing knowledge, in the planning, organising and implementing of a variety of major events. You will learn how to conceptualise, develop, plan and organise events and will manage everything from logistics to sponsorship and writing a marketing plan.
Our programme incorporates an industry practicum as a major component. You will have the opportunity to observe and gain handson experience in actual event management. The practicum allows you to observe business practices and integrate both practical and theoretical learning. You will complete a reflective review identifying your findings and recommendations for the organisation.
- Develop your skills and knowledge in the planning, organising and implementing of a variety of major events
- Learn how to conceptualise, develop, plan and organise events
- Gain an understanding about the details of event management from logistics to sponsorships and writing a marketing plan
- Gain real-world skills as you take part in an industry practicum
To enter into this programme you will need a Bachelor’s degree in any field except event management, or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience. Basic computer literacy is required for this programme, particularly in word processing and spreadsheets.
If English is your second language, a minimum IELTS (Academic)score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or equivalent, is required.
Equips students with contemporary project management and event planning tools used in the preparation of events. Students will learn to demonstrate creative design tools and techniques in their planning processes, as well as utilising project planning and generic management models and software applicable to the event industry.
Provides students with knowledge of contemporary project management, event and conference management theory used in the management and evaluation of events to enhance event production and marketing impacts.
Students will develop an understanding of and an appreciation for the conceptual thinking, strategic planning and tactical implementation of operational systems and processes to achieve event and management performance outcomes.
Event Marketing and Sponsorship
Developed for students to apply current theory and practice in analysing, planning, monitoring, evaluating and controlling marketing and sponsorship efforts.
Our programme incorporates an industry practicum as a major component. You will have the opportunity to observe and gain hands-on experience in actual event management. The practicum allows you to observe business practices and integrate both practical and theoretical learning. You will complete a reflective review identifying your findings and recommendations for the organisation.
Find out more about the practicum.
Students are able to apply their skills practically in the public and private sectors in all areas necessary in the planning and implementation of major conference, sports and entertainment events, communications, public relations, and events for non-profit organisations.
"Thanks again for a Course that has translated directly into an actual job the quickest of any course I've ever taken - the practicum stuff is invaluable in this regard, because it gives the potential employer an insight into how one works in the "real world". And that has clearly proved a bonus in my case!"
2012 AMI Round the Bays Events Team - Systems and Operations Management
Practicums with Rugby NZ Ltd for RWC2011 and Sport Wellington