Higher Certificate in Events Management

Affords students the perfect opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the demanding and competitive industry of events management. This programme offers students the necessary current and practical theory needed to thrive in the work place.

1 year
NQF Level 5
120 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support
  • Events Management course online


Embark upon a challenging, new journey, discovering new horizons and breaking new frontiers of knowledge. For the duration of the Higher Certificate in Events Management programme you will be exposed to highly competent academics, who will not only share with you their knowledge of the current practices necessary for a global, dynamic and turbulent environment, but who will also guide you and mentor you to enable you to develop the desired graduate attributes (knowledge, skills, attitudes and qualities), including critical thinking and life-long learning skills. Enjoy your journey on this road that will lead you to a higher level of knowledge, skills and abilities.


Upon successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Events Management programme, the student should be able to:
  • Gain knowledge of the events management environment and in the functional areas of events management
  • Apply management principles in an events management context.
  • Communicate effectively through varied media (e.g. written, verbal, visual).
  • Gain an understanding of event operations management, including the use of technology and computer risk and safety in the event business and industry
  • Understand the processes and practices involved in executing, monitoring and controlling an event project.
  • Display competence in interpreting and analysing financial statements.
  • Make sound management decisions based upon planning and examination of appropriate alternatives.
  • Integrate theory and application from the various functional areas in an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Be able to engage in self-directed learning

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year


  • Management Principles
  • Introduction to Events Management
  • Events Administration and Operations
  • Introduction of Financial Management
  • Applied Events Management
  • Marketing and Communication in Events Management


  • Knowledge Checks
  • Short essay questions
  • Project

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English
  • It is possible in some cases, to gain entry into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


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