Events Coordinator Short Course2022-03-30T07:12:28+02:00

Project Description

Events Coordinator

Does creating memorable event experiences excite you? Then this Events Coordinator short course is for you! The course is designed to introduce you to the exciting world of events and provide you with a fundamental understanding of events management theories. You will develop the knowledge and practical skills required to fulfil various roles in the events and tourism sectors such as planning, strategy, finance, promotion and lifecycle management.

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Course curriculm

This course contains 6 substantive modules and includes a learning plan, with weekly schedules, to keep your studies on track.

This course will equip you with the skills and confidence to plan, coordinate and promote successful events:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Events Management
  • Module 2: Events Planning
  • Module 3: Events Operations
  • Module 4: Events Administration
  • Module 5: Events Marketing
  • Module 6: Events Close Down

On completion of this course, you will earn an industry-ready certificate that will empower you to explore exciting career directions  such as:

  • Tourist event coordinator
  • Wedding and functions coordinator and planner
  • Event organiser
  • Conference planner
  • Banqueting coordinator
  • Meetings and events coordinator

Course summary

  • Certificate type:
    Short Course Certificate

  • Course Duration:
    6-12 months

  • Study method:
    Fully online

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Step 1: Enquire

  • Complete website contact form
  • Speak to Enrolment Consultant
  • Complete application

Step 2: Register

  • Submit documentation
  • Pay your fees

  • Recieve your student number

Step 3: Start

  • Access iCan (Student portal)
  • Complete orientation week

  • Engage with your lecturer

When can I start?

Our Short Courses are administered in various intakes throughout the year. Enrol for a date that suits you, download our 2022 intake schedule to see when the next cohort starts.

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  • Fully online mobile-friendly learning
  • Online and downloadable course material
  • Teaching and learning support from specialised course lecturers
  • Master your studies from our cutting-edge interactive student portal, iCan
  • Grade 12 (Standard 10) or NQF 4 equivalent
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Alternate admission is possible on the basis of Mature Age exemption (23 years and older)
  • Ability to read and write in English, which is the language of instruction
  • Students should also possess a basic level of digital literacy skills
  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • An active email account
  • At least 1GB of data per month for online studies

Course fees

At iQ Academy we understand that education is an investment and that’s why we offer flexible payment options to suit most working individuals. You can pay your fees in various monthly instalment plans or in full on enrolment.

Full course fee

  • Pay the course fee upon enrolment as a once of cost.

Monthly instalments from

  • Terms: 6,9,12,15 or 18 months. Deposit subject to affordability.
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What do your course fees include?

Once you have completed your course and met all the qualifying criteria you will receive a Short Course Certificate from iQ Academy. Your Certificate is printed and couriered to you free of charge!

All your learning material is included in the course fee, whether you pay in instalments or upfront. There are no hidden costs, the only additional fees that may be charged are remarking or repeat registrations.

Your course lecturer provides all the academic support you need to successfully complete your course.

Enjoy a learning plan that maps out your study schedule each week, and includes live Microsoft Teams sessions with your lecturer and fellow students.

Your online student portal to master your studies, connect with your lecturer and fellow students.

Get access to our wide range of DO Life online micro-courses and grow your everyday life skills on the go.


Hear what our students have to say

“Making it possible for everyone to study”

Thanks iQ, for making it possible for everyone to study without feeling the financial pressure with your fee structures. The lectures are amazing. Looking forward to the future now…thank you!

Xolelwa Johanna Thuputlela

“You will never regret it”

Challenging as it was but I am grateful to our facilitators who were with us throughout. I’d encourage everyone to take a course with iQ, you will never regret it. Thank you and keep up the good work!

Anna Ivy Masondo

“This is so easy to do”

It’s so much easier studying online, downloading all my study guides through my cell phone without a laptop. It’s a good experience for me. This is so easy to do!

Vesnant Singo

“Education paves the way to success”

I began my journey with iQ & never looked back. I was promoted from receptionist to admin manageress. I truly believe education paves the way to success.

Roxanne Naidoo


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Events Coordinator: FAQ’s

The course curriculum has been designed by a leading industry-recognised expert and offers the latest learning content in the events industry, giving you a competitive advantage.

On completion of this course, you will be able to plan and execute smaller events or participate in the management of larger events. The knowledge and skills that this course provides will enable you to explore exciting career directions in the events industry.

This course is intended for individuals who would like to pursue a career in events management or may want to enter the field. As such, it offers theoretical insight and practical application for a wide variety of vocations, including practitioners, scholars, and coordinators in the following domains within the events management sector:

  • Hotel and lodge employees
  • Students and employees in the tourism and hospitality industry
  • Individuals involved in community events
  • Employees and students in the hospitality industry
  • Students who would like to work in the hospitality industry such as hotels, lodges, sport and recreation, venues, social clubs, and restaurant events coordination
  • Students who would like to become a resort event manager for a holiday destination and many more.

Upon completion of this short course students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the different types of events, the history, characteristics, and attributes of events;
  2. Apply events management knowledge to write an event strategic plan and a basic event proposal;
  3. Explain cash flow management in events;
  4. Design the event management team plan that is inclusive of event-specific considerations;
  5. Design the event operational plan;
  6. Develop a promotional strategy for the event;
  7. Describe the event’s impacts on the event organisation and host community;
  8. Evaluate the post-event against the event strategic plan; and
  9. Discuss the transformational role of events digitalisation.
  • Module 1: Introduction to Events Management
    An introduction to the world of events with specific reference to its nature, characteristics, and attributes.
  • Module 2: Events Planning
    Explore the phases and functions of the event lifecycle and fully understand how to compile a strategic events plan.
  • Module 3: Events Operations
    Gain a basic understanding of the events operation process, and learn how to devise an operations plan, which includes knowing the elements included in a plan.
  • Module 4: Events Administration
    Gain insight and knowledge about the key administrative management duties required to ensure event success.
  • Module 5: Events Marketing
    Learn the principles and practices used in marketing an event, including steps to select market segments and marketing distribution channels.
  • Module 6: Events Close-down
    Gain an understanding of how to close down events, evaluate event success against the event plan and understand the factors behind the decline of long running annual events.

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