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Certificate In Professional Event Planning Course

Learn how to plan a successful event

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Learn how to create and coordinate successful special events.

Develop skills, find resources and gain confidence to plan and produce any size or type of event.

This course reveals proven tips, tools, techniques, and procedures used by experts and master event planners to help you avoid embarrassing and costly planning errors or production mistakes.

You'll discover how to select the right suppliers for food, decorations, entertainment, and you'll learn how to effectively employ them within your own budgetary constraints.

With our Certificate In Professional Event Planning Course we teach you the following:

  • How to save thousands of dollars
  • All the important steps in the Event Planning process
  • The timing of the event
  • How to negotiate with suppliers, so you get the best value for money
  • We teach you how to ask the right questions
  • We also look at do’s and the don’ts in event planning
  • Plus much more

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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Are you a natural at planning parties and events? At Courses For Success, we have a range of event planning courses that can help you turn your skill into a career.

Module 1 Overview of Event Management Planning

  • Learn how to event plan
  • Important points
  • Why have an event planner
  • Why is there a need for an event
  • How large is the event and where should it be held?
  • Learn about event possibilities
  • Make lists of what you need
  • Can you afford enough staff and materials
  • Do your sales cover your budget

Module 2 Event Locations

  • In this module we cover event locations
  • Learn how to research an appropriate venue for the event
  • Learn how to inspect a venue
  • Research how many people can fit in the venue and the sizing of tables
  • We also look at catering
  • Booking a caterer
  • A caterer package
  • Cost of a caterer
  • What food will be served and what styles of service.

Module 3 Event Production

  • You will learn about Event production
  • Industry terms like ‘Bump in and bump out’
  • Audio-visuals and amazing factor entertainment
  • Sufficient food and beverage and designing a layout tailored to the event
  • Event organisation with important questions to cover
  • What amenities do I need for this event?
  • Toilets for this event?
  • Do I have enough power or will I need generators for extra power
  • Do I have enough water
  • Organising emergency services.

Module 4 Crowd Management

  • In this module we will look at crowd management
  • Appropriate times of people coming and going
  • Expectations of behaviour of the guests attending the events
  • Displaying maps of the venues of where bathrooms are and emergency exits and services
  • Filling out a police security form
  • We also look at venture management
  • Looking at the scope of the event
  • Getting together a project management team
  • Confirming all services and activities
  • Making a run sheet.

Module 5 Staffing

  • In this module we cover staffing
  • Hiring volunteers, contractors, part timers and full time workers
  • Making a job description
  • Holding interviews, when to recruit
  • Making an induction for staff to learn what they are doing
  • Pick up uniforms and sign contracts
  • Staff breaks and providing staff food
  • Roles of event staff

Module 6 Legal

  • Learn about the legal side of event management
  • Government legislation
  • Fire and weather insurance
  • Superannuation, public and product liability
  • Documenting all legal requirements
  • Regulations of the event
  • Restrictions and insurance
  • Signage of the event
  • Water regulations
  • Tips on sound regulations.

Module 7 Employee Management

  • In this module we cover employee management
  • How to keep staff motivated
  • Giving staff various jobs
  • Firing staff, rostering staff, rewarding staff
  • Good customer service
  • Health and safety
  • How to train staff with manual handling
  • Supervising machinery
  • Personal protective gear and safety checklists.

Module 8 Budgeting

  • This module will teach you how to budget for your event
  • How to make a profit from the event
  • Contingency plan
  • Considering the economy for the event
  • Learn how to budget for entertainment
  • Food and beverage
  • Uniforms
  • Printing
  • Photography
  • Venue hire
  • Transport
  • How to bid for an event
  • Learn how to meet the needs of a customer like theme, entertainment, catering, date, time and packages.
  • Advice on how to make a proposal.

Module 9 Risk Management

  • In this module you will learn about risk management
  • How to avoid hazards and risk from happening in your event
  • How to assess your hazards and risks
  • Make a contingency plan for risks
  • Learn how to control and maintain the risk or hazard
  • Public relations
  • How to communicate between your event and the customer
  • How to build relationships with businesses and to brand with the company

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader and
  • Microsoft word

Customer Reviews

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24 June 2019 07:36:25 AM

I enjoyed this course. It is very informative and helpful. Th only thing I would like to have seen is different examples of schedules (paper vs computer) and how to create them.

23 June 2019 11:10:59 AM

Great course! Learned a lot about myself.

21 June 2019 04:18:30 AM

Very informative. Great tips for future

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20 June 2019 10:09:11 PM

I'm thankful for this opportunity to be able to complete this course, I'm more motivated and excited to plan my dreams. Focusing on the people who I will put in my inner circle, uncluttered my my and fill my mind with positive thoughts. Thank you for giving me a wake up call to get my full confidence in life back and to take action.

18 June 2019 10:01:05 PM

Beautiful course, straight to the point! Learned a lot and will definitely use them in my everyday life!

18 June 2019 04:59:59 AM

Ca'nt wait to finish and put this knowledge to work!

17 June 2019 11:19:57 AM

Enjoyable course. The presenter was engaging and informative.

17 June 2019 11:14:45 AM

Enjoyable course. The presenter was engaging and easy to listen to.
The workbook was a helpful guide but
- there was no quick connection/reference to the course units, so it was difficult to follow
- the solid blue background is not suitable for printing; consider an interactive web based form and/or a more printer friendly format.
- there were a few typos/spelling errors that should be fixed.

16 June 2019 06:50:37 PM

Great course - Thank you

13 June 2019 03:39:29 PM

Thank You

13 June 2019 04:11:16 AM

Very informative. Learned a lot from watching the videos

11 June 2019 11:33:41 PM

i really learned a lot about myself. very inspiring.

11 June 2019 06:17:31 PM

thank-you, enjoyed this course

11 June 2019 04:57:20 AM

Great information

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7 June 2019 01:55:13 AM

this course was useful

5 June 2019 11:32:35 AM

Great course to motivate yourself

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There are 9 comprehensive modules and the course is entirely Web-based with one assessment.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 001PEPC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Course Access
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes (multiple choice)
Qualification: Certificate of Completion