Events Management online short course

Course starts 10 February 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
4 February 2020
Course Starts:
10 February 2020
10 weeks online
7-10 hours per week
ZAR R14,500
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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Want to become an entrepreneur in the experience economy - planning memorable moments such as weddings, conferences or parties? There’s money to be made in unique and unforgettable events.

Invest in this event management course from UCT and learn about the latest industry trends and approaches directly from an experienced event management specialist.

Gain the skills to design, administer and market events of any size in the South African context and start planning events that earn you a profit.

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What will set you apart

Ready to build your event management empire. This event management course is the right career move for you, if:

  • You’re an entrepreneur at heart and want to back yourself up with the business savvy you need to start or grow your own company
  • You’re ready to gain the edge in a competitive sector by learning the most effective principles behind directing, designing, marketing and successfully planning events of all sizes 

Course curriculum

This event management course from UCT will provide you with the skills to  have the most impact on both consulting and personal projects. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to events management
  • Course Module 2: Event role players
  • Course Module 3: Bidding and securing an event
  • Course Module 4: Event organisation and project management
  • Course Module 5: Event operations and logistics
  • Course Module 6: Event design and decor
  • Course Module 7: Financial management
  • Course Module 8: Event marketing and sponsorship
  • Course Module 9: Risk management
  • Course Module 10Sustainable events and event greening

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 10 February 2020.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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