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Event Management & Wedding Planning to Business Pathway Course Guide

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Event Management & Wedding Planning to Business Pathway Course Guide

Event Management

This course will provide an introduction to the scope and nature of event management, including but not limited to the various tasks that are involved in event management and the impact and social importance of a variety of different types of events.
This course will provide an introduction to the process of developing concepts for different types of events, including but not limited to how a range of different types of events are initiated and planned, how an event can create an emotional relationship with spectators and participants, the benefits of event sponsorship and how to develop a plan for an event.
This course will provide an overview of the physical and human resources needed for different types of events, including but not limited to how to employ and motivate volunteers, how to form and manage a team and the important factors to consider when choosing a location and creating a user-friendly site.
This course will provide an introduction to logistics management and how this relates to the organisation of an event, including but not limited to the definition of project logistics and how to apply it in event management, the legal and insurance implications of staging an event and how to determine how physical and human resources will be organised in preparation for staging an event.
This course will provide an introduction to event marketing and will include but not be limited to how to formulate a business plan, marketing plan and publicity campaign, and the benefits of event sponsorship.
This course will take a look at financial planning for events and the importance of cash flow when managing events. It will include but not be limited to how to develop a financial plan for an event, a look at financial terminology and how to set ticket prices and explore strategies for increasing ticket sales to improve cash flow.
This course will provide an overview of the legal and ethical responsibilities of event managers and facility owners, and will include but not be limited to how to reduce risk and liability at events through systems analysis, plans and control, the purpose of a contract and the licenses and permits required to run an event.
This course will provide an introduction to all aspects of staging an event, including but not limited to the way in which facilities and services are managed during the delivery of an event, how to compile relevant documents for the staging of an event, the process of choosing a venue and the benefits of hiring catering, performers and hospitality services for an event.
This course will provide an introduction to the components of post-event activities, including but not limited to the importance of post-event evaluation, how to create an evaluation report and how to measure the success of an event.

Wedding Planning

This course will provide an introduction to the different types of ceremonies in various cultures and the basic laws regarding weddings. It will include but not be limited to how the type of religion influences the wedding ceremony, the basic legal requirements to hold a wedding and the advantages and disadvantages of various types of wedding receptions.
This course will take a look at the initial wedding planning considerations, including but not limited to key tasks that need to be completed or considered six months before the wedding, three months before and close to the wedding date, wedding themes and key considerations of wedding venues.
This course will provide an introduction on how to handle conflict in a group, and the roles of different members of the bridal party. It will include but not be limited to identifying the key people in a wedding party and how to help deal with stress and anger.
This course will provide an introduction to selecting and managing the use of appropriate locations for a wedding, including but not limited to key factors when considering a location for a wedding, associated costs and how to create a table plan.
This course will take a look at developing a timetable of activities and events for a wedding and how to manage time constraints associated with it. It will include but not be limited to wedding locations and customs and how to create a timeline for a wedding day.
This course will provide an introduction to suppliers and key aspects of choosing them for a wedding, including but not limited to identifying key suppliers associated with weddings and different ways of selecting a wedding gown.
This course will take a look at how to improve communication with clients and assist them in achieving their desired outcome, and will include but not be limited to how to write a draft contract for wedding service providers, the concepts of a two-way conversation and examples of questions to ask a prospective client.
This course will provide an introduction to managing a wedding day and planning for all foreseeable and significant contingencies. It will include but not be limited to creating a timetable for a wedding day, how to handle the cancellation of a wedding and items a wedding planner would have at a wedding.
This course will provide an overview of ways of establishing and running a viable wedding planning service, including but not limited to how to identify a target market for a business, factors to consider when setting up a business and ways of advertising a business.
This course will take a look at ways of identifying weaknesses and how to keep track of income and expenditures using basic accounting methods, including but not limited to how to write a simple business statement and identify basic bookkeeping records.

Start Your Own Business

This course will provide an introduction to setting up a business, including but not limited to the various types of business structures, how to define a business using a mission statement, identifying target markets, start-up costs and how to calculate a minimum charge out rate. 
This course will provide an introduction and overview of all of the tools, information and activities needed to build a business plan, including but not limited to how to get started in business, understanding markets and developing a business plan. 
This course will provide an introduction to effective business marketing and social media, including but not limited to the benefits and two main types of market research, methods for using target marketing, the importance of competitor analysis, the core elements of the marketing mix and the use of social media as a marketing tool. 
This course will take a close look at the preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flow management, including but not limited to the purpose of a budget and forecast, the importance and advantages of budgeting, how to prepare a budget and how to compare actual results with analyse variances as well as a look at the cash conversion cycle.  
This course will take a look how to plan for profit and will include but not be limited to the difference between the cost and price of products and services, the various cost categories and the process involved in costing products and services, as well as the importance of the break-even point.  
This course will take a look at seven employment law related Acts that relate to Payroll, and will include but not be limited to the fundamental payroll concepts including employer obligations, how to calculate leave entitlements and the employer’s role in the ACC Scheme and KiwiSaver.  
This course will provide an introduction to Goods and Services tax (GST) and how this affects small businesses. It will include but not be limited to the key terms and basic principles of GST in New Zealand, the different methods to account for GST, how to calculate GST on sales and purchases as well as how to complete a simple GST return.  
This course will take a close look at financial statement analysis, including but not limited to how to analyse trends, how to calculate ratios and how to analyse the results. 
After completing the above courses/modules, you’ll receive one hour of mentoring from our experienced and knowledgeable business mentors. They’re there to answer your questions and provide insight into how you can turn the practical skills you’ve learnt into a fully-fledged business.
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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 apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as a Events/Wedding Planner or Small Business Owner.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to 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 necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and 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 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review 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*.

Working as an Event/Wedding Planner is a great career choice for those capable of juggling multiple tasks under pressure. Special event planning can include many types of events, from conferences and sales meetings to gala dinners and awards. You should complete an Event Management & Wedding Planning to Business Pathway if you have no experience – or to ensure your current business succeeds.

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