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Events Professional

Online short learning programme

Online course (New)

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Become a certified event professional and learn how to successfully plan, manage and market a wide variety of events. Gain an in-depth understanding of the events industry and latest trends, and develop advanced competencies that will set you apart as a leader in your field.

Expert Curriculum

Flexible payment options

Access to specialised, online tutors

Connect with like-minded students

Additional free life skills courses

  • Expert Curriculum

    With current South African content

  • Flexible payment options

    Matched to your affordability

  • Access to specialised, online tutors

    Anywhere, anytime learning

  • Connect with like-minded students

    Participate in forums and peer learning

  • Additional free life skills courses

    DO Life micro-course series

Over 30,000 students have successfully completed courses with iQA.

Are you ready to join us? Send an enquiry and one of our Student Advisors will call you back shortly:
Step 1. Easily complete your Application over the phone.
Step 2. Be advised immediately if you are admitted to study.
Step 3. Start your registration process.

About this course

The purpose of this course is to equip you with the necessary skills and insights to take your eventing career to the next level. You will explore holistic and integrated perspectives on managing an event, and cover pertinent topics such as bidding, budgeting, planning, project management, risk management, green issues, legislation and marketing.

This course is designed by a leading expert, reviewed by industry professionals and delivered through state-of-the-art online technology.

  • Study Method


    Downloadable e-books

    Easy online assessment

  • Course Duration

    6 months

    By application it may be extended

  • Study Time

    150 hours (6 hours per week to complete in 6 months)

Study Method


Downloadable e-books

Easy online assessment

Course Duration

6 months

By application it may be extended

Study Time

150 hours

(6 hours per week to complete in 6 months)

Price and Payment Options

Course Fee

The fees include all course content – there are no hidden costs
Additional fees that may be charged are remarking fees and/or repeat registration fees

Monthly Payments

  • 6 or 12 months
  • Monthly fees payable via convenient debit order
  • A deposit may be required subject to affordability

Full Payment

  • Via a secure payment portal – click here
  • Direct deposit of EFT
  • For Standard Bank customers, we are an authorised beneficiary. This is applicable when the student uses any of these Standard Bank channels: Mobile App, Internet Banking, Business Online and Autoplus machines. Reference to be used is ID number.

Admission requirements

  • Grade 12 (Standard 10) or NQF 4 equivalent
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Proficient in English
  • Alternate admission is possible on basis of mature age exemption (23 years and older)

What you need to enrol:

South African citizens:

  • Certified copy of Grade 12 certificate or equivalent (NSC, NC, NCV – Level 4)
  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Certified copy of highest school qualification

Non-South African citizens:

  • Certified copy of highest school qualification
  • Certified copy of passport
  • Certified copy of study permit
  • Certified copy of SAQA evaluation

Technical requirements

  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • Email account
  • Smartphone or PC
  • At least 1Gb of data per month

PS. You can download study material, save it on a device and go back to it when you have time

Modules in this course

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Events Management
  • Module 2: Event Bidding
  • Module 3: Project Management
  • Module 4: Event Design and Operations
  • Module 5: Event Marketing
  • Module 6: Events Risk and Safety Management

Next Intake Dates

Sep 2020 Nov 2020
Start Date 21 Sep 23 Nov
Payment Date 07 Sep 05  Nov

Exciting career opportunities

The course will equip you with the professional skills required for a variety of eventing jobs:

  • Events or Special Events Manager
  • Assistant Lodge or Hotel Manager
  • Conference Manager
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Events Project Manager
  • Events Marketing Manager
  • Exhibition Events Manager

Ready to take the next step?

Send an enquiry and a student advisor will call you back!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a short course?

A short course is a short learning programme that focuses on equipping you with a specific skillset. However, it is non-credit bearing, which means it does not carry credits towards a registered qualification in terms of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Why should I study an online short course?

An online short course offers convenience and flexibility. You can study when you want to and you can study wherever or whenever you have your phone with you. Doing an online short course will also help you to improve your digital literacy skills which you will need in the workplace.

What is the difference between this course and the Events Coordinator Course?

The Events Coordinator course is an introductory course in the world of events and covers the fundamentals of events management and planning. It is ideal for those who wish to start a career in the events industry as well as in tourism or hospitality.

The Events Professional short course, on the other hand, involves a higher level of learning and is more geared for professionals in the industry wanting to upskill or gain insights on the latest trends.

I want to study Events Professional, but I do not want to study online. What can I do?

Unfortunately, this course is only available online. It is really easy to study online and before you choose not to, discuss the benefits with one of our student consultants.

If you don’t want to study online, you may want to try our Public Administrations short course or any other internet-supported short learning programmes. Note that iQ Academy short learning programmes are internet supported which means that you will still receive textbooks but also have exclusive access to online support, content and value-adding learning materials and activities. They are available on iCan, our student learning platform.

I’m new to online learning, where do I start?

New prospective students can register for free on our “Let’ s Do life” portal where you can register for our free micro-courses. This will show you that studying online is fun and easy, click here .

Already registered iQA students can log on to the iCan student portal and find the orientation module in your course. The module gives you all the information you need to help you navigate and become familiar with the workings of your online course.

Do I need to be online all the time to study?

No, you do not need to be online all the time.  Each module has an eBook containing all the course material. You can download the eBook to your device and work through the material while you’re offline.

How do I get academic support?

A dedicated, expert tutor is available online to provide support and assistance. They can answer your questions via iCan messages or the discussion forums. Your tutor can also be contacted by email or telephone.

How do I submit assignments?

For this course, you will complete your assignments online. Find instructions on your online learning orientation module, which is on the iCan student portal. You will be able to do your assignment online and get your results instantly.

What will I get after completing my course?

Once you complete your course, you will get an iQ Academy approved Certificate of Competence. It is quality controlled and governed by our quality management and assurance policies and approved by our academic board which oversees the learning at our institution. To qualify for this certification, you must:

  • Pass all your assignments
  • Pay up your student account
  • Email a certified copy of your ID document to or fax to 086 758 4800

Online course (New)

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