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Play an exciting role in the heart of event creation, design and implementation by studying an event management course.
As an event manager or coordinator, you’ll be intimately involved with all aspects of initiating and managing events, including festivals, concerts, conferences, workshops and forums. You’ll draw on your excellent organisational and interpersonal skills to successfully coordinate a range of different aspects of event initiation and operation.
As an event manager, you may perform tasks like:
You’ll thrive working in event management if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook reports that job opportunities in the event management sector are growing. Currently employing approximately 23,200 people, the sector has been growing moderately for the last 10 years, and is projected to grow strongly until at least 2020. Job Outlook predicts approximately 25,400 people will be employed in event management roles in Australia by 2020.
Although the size of the profession indicates job opportunities in event management are available in all areas of Australia, Job Outlook notes opportunities are concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria, with nearly two in three event managers working in those states.
PayScale reports that graduates of event management courses can expect to earn a salary between $47,000 and $83,000 per year, with an average industry salary of approximately $61,000 per year.
While entry-level event managers can't expect to earn a competitive average salary of approximately $56,000 per year, a strong, positive relationship expects between earning capacity and experience in this sector, with PayScale reporting experienced event managers can expect to earn on average approximately $75,000 per year.