Graduate Diploma In Event Management in Southern Institute of Technology
Duration : 1 Year
Intake : Feb,Sep
Level : Undergraduate Diploma
Tuition & fees : $ 19,000 Per Year
IELTS : 6.0
TOEFL : 60
PTE : 50
About Graduate Diploma In Event Management in Southern Institute of Technology
Students who have completed a Graduate Diploma in Event Management will critically evaluate and process management information in a range of event environments. They will apply conceptual and technical skills to cost determination and control in client and contract negotiations.
The programme offers a blend of theoretical and practical learning, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skill. High importance is placed on the development of soft skills for management (such as communication, presentation, interpersonal and problem solving skills), in addition to the development of specific business knowledge.
Graduates will be equipped with skills and knowledge to work in a range of event management areas including exhibitions, local government events, sporting events, festivals, product launches and conferences.
Assessments may include, but are not limited to: tests, assignments, case studies, presentations, reports and final examinations.
Assessments for the Dissertation and Internship papers may also include a research proposal, literature review, research report and presentation.
Applicants must have obtained at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline, or be a mature student aged at least 20 years and supply evidence of at least three years relevant work experience. Each mature applicant must provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. The Programme Manager will use this information to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the Graduate Diploma.
Meeting the application criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the programme.
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 percent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:
IELTS test – Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5
TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
University of Cambridge English Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
NZCEL – a) expiring b) current; a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PtoE (Academic) score of 50
City & Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66
LanguageCert – C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS
An NZQA approved English Language proficiency test, where the student has achieved an outcome that is equivalent or better than those scores listed for Internationally recognised English language proficiency tests above in relation to the level of intended programme of study, or
Completion of all primary education and at least three years’ secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or
Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:
Achieved NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
Been awarded a Bachelor Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours Degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree with English as the language of instruction, from tertiary education providers from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
Been awarded the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
Have achieved one of the English Language competence tests specified above within the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment.
Southern Institute of Technology Highlights
No. of Students
Cost of Attendance
8,000-26,000 NZD (annually)
Mode of Program
Full time and online
New Zealand Living Expenses
You'll require between $20,000 and $25,000 a year ($380–480 per week) for housing/rent, food, transportation, phone bills, internet usage, and entertainment, in addition to your tuition and insurance fees. The average living expense will be the same for everyone, regardless of their tuition or course price. Please keep in mind that these are only suggestions; the Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year including return travel or an additional $2,000.