I often have people ask me how I got into Event Management. For me, I studied theatre and media and worked for many years for Melbourne Workers Theatre in the office/production side of the Melbourne Fringe Theatre scene. This background in theatre was a great base for me and allowed me to move into events without too many problems (although when I first started I wasn't convinced the two industries where similar, I now see my boss and teacher was right - they are exactly the same, although in events you have to let your audience think you have less control over them!)

After working in the events industry for many years, I have heard many different stories of how people got into this industry, all very different. For anyone who comes to me asking how to do it, I always say go out and volunteer! Ever big event I work on (and many small) rely on volunteers for so many jobs. All you have to do is put your hand up.

If study is more for you, why not look into this 4 day Executive Certificate in Event Management

Run by The Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM) based at the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS), They will be coming to Melbourne (and other major cities) sharing their Event Management stylings with the rest of us
The course is designed for
  • Event Managers or Coordinators of corporate, business or special events
  • Governments employees or agencies involved in events
  • Event consultants
and there are no pre-requisites for enrolling in the course. Click here for the course brochure