Events management courses

Events Management is a broad term. Its generally the organizing and planning of any type of public or private event. Weddings, Birthdays, Charity Events and any type of Shows are all examples of Events that need to be planned by an event Organizer. Skills Academy Mainly Offers 3 Types of General Event Management Courses as well as 3 Wedding Planner Courses.

Skills Academy offers the following range of Events Management Courses:


Wedding Planner Courses

Short Course Certificate in Wedding Planning

A Short Wedding Planner Course that only consist of 3 Subjects. This Course can be completed within a 4 month period.

Advanced Certificate in Wedding Planning

The Most Advance Wedding Planner Course that we have to offer. Perfect for the person that would like to one day become a well Know and respected Wedding Planner.

Proficiency Certificate in Wedding Planning

An 8 Month Course the covers all aspects of becoming a great Wedding Planner. This is perfect for the individual that wants to make this their full time career.


General Events Management Courses

Short Course Certificate in Events Management

This Courses only consists of 2 Subjects. Great for anyone that wants to become a small time events organizer. This Course only requires Grade 10 to Start.

Advanced Certificate in Events Management

This Courses covers all the basic Subjects of Events Management, as well as e few extra subjects that will make you stand out above the rest.

Proficiency Certificate in Events Management

A 6 Month Course that covers all aspects on becoming a successful events organizer and Manager. This Course can be completed within 6 Months.


An events manager is responsible for organising all kinds of events, from corporate parties to musical concerts. Skills Academy’s events management courses are specifically designed to supply you with the means to become a success in the events industry.


What exactly is events management?

Events management studies, as offered by Skills Academy, is designed to help you thrive in the events industry. But what exactly does it entail?

Private parties, lavish weddings, corporate retreats, product launches, international music concerts, charity runs and everything in between! The success of any of these functions depends wholly on how well it was planned, organised and executed. Taking care of these duties on behalf of a client is the business of events management.

The success of a particular occasion does not depend only on whether it went off smoothly or not: product launches are aimed at marketing, while charity galas might be geared towards fund-raising. It is an events manager’s job to ensure the particular success of any type of event entrusted to him or her.

Prospective clients do no rely on events managers merely because they possess some kind of ‘knack’ for the job. Events managers are highly-skilled and hard-working professionals, not to mention successful salespersons and persistent people pleasers. It is the events manager’s job to make sure that his or her client’s event is a talked-about triumph.

As this is a continually growing industry, there are many events management jobs and opportunities in South Africa and abroad. An events management career can also lead to work in the entertainment, hospitality, tourism or marketing industries.

Though a career in events management may be fast-paced, stressful and very demanding, it can also be extremely exciting, stimulating and financially rewarding.


Why study Skills Academy events management courses?

Events management requires a large set of skills and know-how. Not only will you need to be able to orchestrate often expansive events, but you will need to be able to delegate to employees and negotiate with suppliers. Communication is key in this business.

Learning how to secure clients, network professionally and build an events management business is also crucial. Skills Academy’s courses are designed to give you practical knowledge and industry-related expertise. We want to help you succeed in real life, rather than just load you up with a library’s worth of abstract information.

By studying our range of courses, you will be able to learn how to:

  • Effectively communicate with clients, employees and suppliers
  • Present yourself and your services professionally
  • Acquire new business and keep existing clients
  • Network
  • Bid for and secure events
  • Organise and strategically plan an array of events
  • Manage a project team
  • Optimally employ technology in relation to events
  • Respond to medical emergencies at events
  • Run an events management office
  • Manage event accounts and finances
  • Make your business prosper and grow

You will also be able to learn universal skills such as:

  • Effective decision-making
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership
  • If you think you have what it takes to be an events manager, Skills Academy will help you get your foot in the door.