Event Management & Wedding Planning Business Pathway

Supercharge your Event Management and Wedding Planning skills!

Learn the essential skills needed to work in the wedding and event management industries and create nights that guests will never forget. You’ll complete the Certificate in Event Management, followed by the Certificate in Wedding Planning and then move on to the Start Your Own Business course, giving you all the skills you need to succeed.

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Plus receive unlimited tutor support via phone & email from experienced professionals.

Duration & Course Level

~400 Hours | 18 Months Access | Level 6

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

Get Qualified & Earn More

Run Your Own Event Business

Be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

Investment & Payment Options

Improve your career prospects for just $2,450 + GST

Or from only $25 per week with our no deposit, interest free payment plan.

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Students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

How you'll benefit

  • Gain a Certificate to add to your portfolio, plus plan your business for success
  • Developed by experienced Event Managers & Wedding Planners
  • Receive expert guidance from Business Coaches on how to start and manage your new business.
  • Flexible online learning with tutor support

Course Modules

The Event Management & Wedding Planning Business Pathway comprises the following courses;

  1. Scope and Nature of Event Management
  2. Developing the Concept
  3. Physical and Human Resources
  4. Project Logistics
  5. Marketing an Event
  6. Financial Management
  7. Risk Management
  8. Staging the Event
  9. After the Event
  1. Introduction to Weddings
  2. Planning a Wedding
  3. Managing People for a Wedding
  4. Managing Locations Associated with a Wedding
  5. Managing the Programme
  6. Managing Services in Support of a Wedding
  7. Managing the Wedding Client
  8. Managing the Wedding Day
  9. Planning Your Wedding Business
  10. Operating a Wedding Business
  1. Starting Up
  2. Preparing your Business Plan
  3. Marketing and Social Media
  4. Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  5. Planning for Profit
  6. Employment Law & Introduction to Payroll
  7. Understanding GST
  8. Financial Statement Analysis
  9. Receive one-to-one mentoring with an expert Business Coach

Why The Career Academy?

We’re an internationally recognised online education provider, who partners with industry to deliver you the latest and most up to date content. We have almost 15 years experience in online education and help change the lives of over 20,000 students every single year.

  • Upskill and be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate to help you reach your potential & earn more.
  • You’ll receive unlimited tutor support from experienced professionals
  • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want
  • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed
  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion

See exactly what you'll be learning

Download a free course guide to find out more about course modules, your tutorspricing and payment details, course duration & access.

Receive unlimited tutor support

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Be awarded with an industry recognised certificate

Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate by The Career Academy and a Certificate by IPA. These are industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion. You’ll also be given access to our exclusive Career Centre and be eligible for a free CV Review.

Our students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

100% Money Back Guarantee

After enrolling, you’ll receive an 8-day cooling off period (or trial period). If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee*.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 080 0342 829 or email them at info@careeracademy.co.nz

This course costs $2,450 + GST or only $25 per week on a no deposit, interest free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 400 hours, and you’ll have up to 18 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a Wedding Planner or Small Business Owner. These jobs in New Zealand earn approximately $61,311 per year but can be as high as $74,661 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 8 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee*.

You should complete a Certificate in Wedding Planning.
Being a wedding planner is the perfect career choice for those capable at juggling multiple tasks, who can move at the speed of light and thrive under pressure! Special event planning can include many types of events, not just weddings, from conferences and sales meetings to gala dinners and awards. You should complete a Wedding Planning Business Pathway if you have no experience which will give you the confidence to succeed.
Certificate in Event Management.

* Excluding $50 administration fee