Why study Event Management with Kenvale College?

Event Management is becoming increasingly important in all business and charity industries. It’s an energising art of choreographing people and activities to produce a memorable show. Designing and producing an event is in many ways comparable to directing a live stage performance. Thrive off this creative service role and enjoy the high level of autonomy that comes with it.

Our point of difference is our approach to work and study. As a Kenvale student, you’re given the unique opportunity to work approximately 20 hours of paid work every week. This industry experience along with our industry-led knowledge and focus on humanity and service, is what makes you so attractive to future employers.

You’re also assigned a personal mentor at the beginning of your course. Our successful mentoring system forms an integral part of your overall personal and professional development throughout the course.

Our students graduate already in employment and are considered to be among the finest in the industry.

Kenvale College is proud to be Australia’s first private hospitality college. Our long history — started way back in 1971 — testifies to our experience, our reputation and our staying power. Kenvale is also an alternative pathway to universities in Australia and overseas.

Learn It and Live It

Learn It and Live It

Throughout our Event Management courses, you’ll develop the skills to successfully manage many diverse events including conventions, fundraisers, trade shows, ceremonies, press conferences, team building activities, outdoor music festivals and more. You’ll also learn how to perfect the behind-the-scenes process, from planning, coordinating, executing to evaluating events. Our courses cover theory and practical components.

You’ll run several of your own live events throughout your College life and be able to practice what you learn as you work in the industry while studying. Our course curriculum’s and listing of subjects covered are available under your chosen course page.

Event Management is an amazingly rewarding career. It’s a fascinating field of study that includes business, marketing, hospitality and many other skills. It’s also a growing industry and an expertise needed in almost all businesses including entertainment, fashion, sports, finance, government, conferences, retail, music, charities and more.

According to figures published by statistics website IBISWorld, the event management sector is worth an astonishing AU$3 billion in Australia. That’s a figure which is growing year-on-year, and the industry employs over 20,000 people across the country. Additionally, it’s an industry which is always looking for new talent, so how do you get in?

On one of Kenvale’s event management courses, you’ll be given the opportunity to be in charge of a stall at the college’s annual Winefest in your first year of study. On the Advanced Diploma, our students go even further by both planning and carrying out a larger event of their own choosing.

Domestic Study Options

  • Full-time or part-time, on campus
  • VET Student Loansfor Australian citizens available
  • No ATAR needed

International Study Options

  • Full-time, on campus
  • Entry requirements for international students:
  • IELTS overall score of 5.5 Academic or equivalent proof of English
  • Eligible for a student visa
  • Degree articulations

Degree Articulations

Kenvale College’s Advanced Diploma courses articulates to universities both in Australia and overseas. Please refer to our University Pathways Page for more details.

Funding Options

There are two main options when it comes to funding your studies at Kenvale College:

  • Pay upfront
  • Smart & Skilled* (Available on selected courses for those who are eligible to apply). Smart & Skilled positions are partly subsidised by the government reducing the overall cost of your fees.

Please note that Smart & Skilled positions are limited in numbers, and subject to eligibility criteria.

Course fees are available under each individual course page. All students also require a business suit and course materials prior to commencement. Please refer to the domestic and international ‘Summary of Fees’ documents for more information.

Timetable Information

Students attend classes two days per week, alongside paid employment in hospitality events establishments. Our academic year is split into 4 terms, which are parallel to those of universities, with each Term lasting 11 weeks. You’ll learn from industry professionals in small class sizes, which leads to a personalised learning experience.


Kenvale College is next to the University of NSW campus, walking distance to Coogee Beach and Randwick shopping centre, and fifteen minutes from Sydney’s CBD.

Uniform Requirements

Uniforms are extremely important to us as they:

  • Give students pride in themselves and college
  • Starts the students on their journey in hospitality through professional dress which matches industry expectations
  • Increase the professionalism of the college and prepare students for their workplace

How to apply

Admission into our courses is based on an application and professional interview. Click here fo more information about how to apply.
For more information or to speak to our course advisor, please contact: enquiries@kenvale.edu.au or +612 9314 6213.

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