Events Professional Short Course2022-03-30T06:56:52+02:00

Project Description

Events Professional

If bringing plans, people and performance together into a successful event sound exciting, then this Events Professional short course is for you. This short course will teach you how to successfully plan, manage and market a wide variety of events and will develop advanced competencies that set you apart as a leader in your field.

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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.

  • 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

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

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

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 Professional: FAQ’s

The holistic and well-rounded curriculum is expertly designed with the events industry in mind so you can learn the business of events and how to manage events from start to finish.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of the events industry and the latest trends while developing advanced competencies that will set you apart as a leader in your field. The course will equip you with professional skills required for a variety of eventing jobs.

This course is intended for practitioners and scholars in the events management sector or who would like to pursue an events business in this sector.

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:

  • Existing events manager, coordinator, administrators, and planners
  • Events marketing and operational managers
  • Government department employees, like social welfare and sports and recreation
  • Conference manager
  • Trade shows and other exhibitions related careers
  • Hotel and lodge assistant managers
  • Individuals who would like to become a resort event manager for a holiday destination
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Individuals in the music concert and shows industry

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

  1. Discuss the market demand, role-players, and current industry trends of events;
  2. Describe the critical issue to consider in bidding for an event and the event bidding process;
  3. Prepare an event budget;
  4. Apply the principles of project management to event management;
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of statutory laws and legal obligations when planning events;
  6. Conduct the risk assessment of an event and suggest mitigation strategies to minimise the probability of risks occurring;
  7. Apply events operational knowledge to prepare an operational plan;
  8. Develop the event marketing plan;
  9. Describe the strategies in greening events; and
  10. Analyse the technology trends in the events industry.
  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Events Management
    Learn about the world of events with specific reference to its demand, stakeholders, and industry trends.
  • Module 2: Event Bidding
    Gain insight and knowledge into the event bidding process, the considerations in bidding for an event, and the procedure for compiling the event bid.
  • Module 3: Event Project Management
    Gain knowledge of the theories and practices of project management and learn about the phases of the event project cycle, the techniques and systems used, and staffing considerations.
  • Module 4: Events Design and Operations
    Learn how to devise the design and operation plan of events and how to compile the operations plan, examine the event design considerations, establish green events and effectively utilise technology for events.
  • Module 5: Events Marketing
    Learn about the communication function in event marketing, the role and implementation of sponsorships and how to compile a marketing strategy inclusive of various media.
  • Module 6: Event Risk and Safety Management
    Gain an understanding of the critical areas of risk management when organising or hosting events. You will learn about risk assessment, risk in functional areas, legislative requirements and control measures.

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