WHAT IS AN EVENT MANAGER?

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Deakin University

The Bachelor of Business equips students with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue careers in business and management.

APM College of Business & Communications at Torrens University

Interested in the fast-paced world of business and public relations? This Bachelor of Business (Communication and Public Relations) course from APM College of Business and Communication, will give you the right skills to deliver effective communication strategies and create strong brands.

Bachelor of Business (Communication and Public Relations)

Interested in the fast-paced world of business and public relations? This Bachelor of Business (Communication and Public Relations) course from APM College of Business and Communication, will give you the right skills to deliver effective communication strategies and create strong brands.
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APM College of Business & Communications at Torrens University

Turn your creativity and organisational skills into a rewarding professional career by studying this Bachelor of Business (Events Management) course. 

Deakin University

The Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) is an undergraduate business course for those wishing to pursue management careers in sporting organisations.

William Blue College of Hospitality Management at Torrens University

Become a key leader in the rapidly growing tourism industry by studying this global-focused Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) course. 

Upskilled

This Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415) course will give you the skills to understand all facets of business operations.

The Hotel School

Turn your existing hospitality experience into a rewarding a fast-paced career in management by studying this Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management course. 

Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management

Turn your existing hospitality experience into a rewarding a fast-paced career in management by studying this Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management course. 
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Edith Cowan University

Start an exciting new career as a hospitality strategic leader with this specialised Master of International Hospitality Management course from Edith Cowan University. 

The Hotel School

Start a thrilling and rewarding career as a global tourism leader by studying this Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management. 

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What is an Event Manager?

Event Managers are responsible for overseeing the organisation and execution of all types of functions; from office parties, conventions and conferences to concerts, food festivals and sporting events.
From start to finish, the Event Manager is involved in almost every aspect of planning and running an event. They meet with clients to discuss budgets and expectations, define the desired style and determine the objectives of the event.

Once objectives have been set, the Event Manager liaises with vendors, caterers, venue coordinators and other specialists to develop a plan of attack. They book locations and catering, interview staff and contractors and organise ticket sales and equipment hire; all while monitoring and working within the constraints of the client’s budget.

An Event Manager is also typically on-site during the event to monitor staff, resolve issues and guarantee that everything runs as smoothly as possible. Additionally, they are responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the event comply with local regulations and health and safety standards.

What do Event Managers do?

  • Meeting with clients to determine event requirements, budgets, styles and objectives.
  • Developing and presenting plans, designs and schedules.
  • Negotiating and booking event services such as venues, catering, performers, decorators and staff.
  • Organising equipment specifications and hire.
  • Arranging ticketing or registration of attendees.
  • Creating and implementing event marketing and promotions.
  • Overseeing work of contractors, managing staff and resolving issues on-site.

Career snapshot for Event Manager

  • The average age of working Event Managers is 35.
  • 24.10% of Event Managers are male.
  • 76.40% of Event Managers work full-time and on average they work around 37.6 hours per week.
  • With An Associate Degree or Diploma, Event Managers get paid $1,313 per week Before Tax.
  • Unemployment levels are below average.
  • In 2015 records showed 25,900 employed Event Managers.
  • The projected growth of the profession is estimated to be very strong with employment numbers around 31,400 by 2020.
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