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Event Management

Careers in event management

As a graduate of event management, you will be entering a field that is not only growing, but the industries you could be working in can be quite diverse. You could manage events for large corporate businesses, Government and Government agencies, education and smaller not-for-profit organisations.

You will plan, prepare and stage events such as festivals and public events, product/brand launches, fundraisers, sporting events, meetings and conferences, awards and galas. Behind the scenes you will oversee planning, logistics, risk management, technical and production elements and post-event analysis. You may also be involved in branding, marking and communication activities.

Event management is an exciting and challenging career but you will need to be prepared to work hard and build your event management experience to progress in this industry.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in event management:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High-level business planning and organising skills
  • Human resources management
  • Time management skills
  • Knowledge of project management software
  • Ability problem solve and manage change under pressure
  • Great negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Good networking skills

Related roles include:

  • Function coordinator
  • Project administrator
  • Conference coordinator
  • Meeting planner
  • Marketing and campaign manager
  • Public relations officer
  • General manager or operations
  • Community development manager
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for event management at Graduate Careers Australia.

You can look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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