Event Design and Management

Create events that are highly memorable and run like clockwork.

  • Confidently deliver and manage your events.
  • Understand event management requirements and complexities.
  • Understand your own competencies and abilities in managing events.
  • Gain practical event management tools for immediate implementation in your functions and events.
  • What is covered in the course?

    • The purpose and function of events.
    • Establishing and maintaining the core values of your event.
    • The phases of event management.
    • The role of volunteers, crew members, management and their interaction.
    • The importance and tools of leadership in pressured environments.
    • How to market an event simply and successfully.
    • How to target and approach sponsors.
    • Identify the basic systems for the control and management of the event.
    • Designing a ‘COVID-Safe’ event using event design principals, and how to leverage this in your event marketing.
  • Should I attend?

    Ideal for professionals at all levels, who manage and co-ordinate events of varying complexity.

  • How will I benefit?

    You will gain an understanding of the purpose and phases of event management, leadership and team roles, as well as the importance of marketing.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your organisation can look forward to more creative, more engaging events managed with professionalism and panache.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.
Understanding the difference between Event Design and Event Management and how the design can make or break the success of an event regardless of how well it's managed. Great to learn from someone with so much experience and great examples.past participant

What will I receive as part of this course?

  • Printed course book and materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • Certificate of Completion and training record
  • Refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

What further development can I do?

We recommend Introduction to Project Management.

Available course dates:

  • Tuesday 18 October, 2022 (9.00am - 4.30pm)

    Course Start Date: Tuesday 18 October, 2022 (9.00am - 4.30pm)
    Location: L 7, 10 Pulteney St. Adelaide
    Simon Duncan BA MCMNS (Public Relations) | CertIVWHS | CertIVMusTech
    Simon has extensive experience working behind the scenes of South Australia’s biggest events since 1997, where he worked on his first event as a 15-year-old. Since this time Simon has worked in a number of different event spaces including music and food and wine festivals, large-scale conferencing exhibitions, sporting events and community events. In 2016 Simon started Duncan Event Management, a full-service event management consultancy that focussed on the operational, risk and safety aspects of events. Simon has worked with clients to deliver events including FERMENT the FESTIVAL, Adelaide and Barossa Marathons, McLaren Vale and Clare Half Marathons as well as other events for corporate clients. Simon has also worked with a number of clients in a risk and safety consultant role including Adelaide Festival, QBE Carols by Candlelight and State Opera SA, among others. Simon brings a practical approach to his training, enriching participant's learning with his wealth of industry knowledge and experience.
    Schedule number: 7918
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$660.00
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