The Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning & Design is the perfect course for you if you want the skills and knowledge to be able to plan and design all types of events and special occasions; from weddings, showers and christenings, to conferences, meetings, sporting, charity and pop-up events, to festivals, product launches and fashion shows.
This is one of our most popular courses and covers all of the elements we teach when it comes to planning, managing, styling and producing weddings and events. The average completion time for this course is 9 months, but you will have up to 2 years to finish your course with the support of your own dedicated Tutor.
Choose this course if you would like to;
Launch a wedding and event business
Offer your clients planning & design services
Enhance your employment opportunities/market share in both the wedding and event industry
Graduate with a Portfolio of work to show potential clients and employers
Maximise your income potential
Be a wedding & event planning, styling and designing professional
Combine a love of organisation, planning and attention to detail with the creativity of event design.
Upon graduation you will receive an industry, nationally & internationally recognised qualification as an International Special Event Planner and Designer
How Our Courses Work
Use engaging, interactive, practical & creative course material. We educate you in partnership with leading industry experts.
Your dedicated tutor will personally support, guide & inspire you through your course and towards a successful career.
Using a variety of channels we connect you with fellow students and wedding and event professionals around the world.
You will graduate with confidence, skills & experience and the support of the Academy team behind you. You’re never alone!
The Academy has also been accredited by EduQual, a UK awarding body. They are a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and are experts in learning technology. This gives our students an internationally recognised certificate or diploma/
All students who successfully complete a Certificate or Diploma course with the Academy will become ‘Accredited’ by the Academy in their area of study. As an ‘Accredited’ member of the Academy you will receive a beautifully presented Certificate and Accreditation Badges to display on your website, business card or Resume to demonstrate your own professionalism to prospective employers and clients. This is recognised internationally due to the the Academy having campuses in Australia, New Zealand, North America, the UAE and South East Asia.
The Anatomy of an Event
Unit 1 – The World of Events
Unit 2 – Think Like A Planner
Unit 3 – Creating a Concept
Unit 4 – Developing a Theme
The Planning Process
Unit 5 – The Stages of an Event
Unit 6 – The Event Budget
Unit 7 – Event Sites and Venues
Unit 8 – Food and Beverage Operations
Managing Your Suppliers
Unit 9 – Speakers and Entertainment
Unit 10 – Audio Visual and Lighting
Unit 11 – Travel and Accommodation
Unit 12 – Corporate Gifts and Merchandise
Unit 13 – Event Branding and Marketing Strategies
Unit 14 – Event Proposals
The Basics of Wedding Design
Unit 15 – The World of Wedding Design
Unit 16 – Conceptualisation and Planning
Unit 17 – The Principles of Wedding Design
The Theory of Design
Unit 18 – Colour Schemes & Effects
Unit 19 – Design and Decor Techniques
Unit 20 – Floral Design & Decor
Unit 21 – Fabric Decor
Unit 22 – Special Effects
Unit 23 – Creating a Table Centrepiece
Wedding Planning Basics
Unit 27 – Wedding History, Statistics and the Millennial Bride
Explore the virtual campus, experience the courses, take a sneak peak at the assignments and peruse our library of publications.
No one wants to buy anything sight unseen, even education, which is why we have created the ‘education experience’. We want you to understand what it’s like to be a student, before you buy, so you can enrol with confidence.
Sample our Courses. We invite you to ‘Experience Education’ with the Academy via our interactive, online, Student Campus.
View Assignments & Student Work. Your ‘experience’ includes access to sample assignments and a sneak peak at work completed by students and their Tutor’s feedback too.
Hear from our Students. Access interviews with some of our students about their experience of studying at the Academy.
Enjoy the Academy Publications. Read the International Wedding Trend Report & dive into back issues of the Wedding Business Magazine.
Are you passionate about events? Do you love the creative side of styling and design? Do you dream of a new career which makes you spring out of bed each day?
We can help you to take the next step. The team here at the Academy has helped many students enter the wedding and event industry either by launching their own business or by helping them to get a job with an established company.
“First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.” ~ Walt Disney