Applicants are required to satisfy the following three Assessment Criteria.

1.    Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have relevant tertiary qualifications. Qualifications include a Degree or Diploma in event management or a related qualification and or relevant event industry related studies. Copies of relevant certificates are required to be uploaded to support your application.

MEA will recognise applicants that do not have any formal qualifications but who have demonstrated that they have been working full time in the events industry for a minimum of five years holding a position of responsibility for a minium of 12 months such as:

     (i) the management of events: or
     (ii) the management and/or operation of venues, business development, audio-visual and technical production, IT, education, marketing, travel, and/or any other aspect of the events industry

 A maximum of 20 points maybe accumulated under the Qualifications criteria.

2.     Industry Contribution

The AFMEA program recognises the applicant’s contribution to MEA and the events industry.

This contribution can be achieved through participation in MEA's professional programs including mentoring, judging the MEA Awards or as a member of MEA's Board or committees.

MEA also recognises the contribution the applicant may make to other national or international organisations in the events industry.

A maximum of 20 points can be attributed to the total points from contributing to the event industry here in Australia or globally.

3.    Professional Development

Applicants are required to provide evidence of their commitment to developing their skills and knowledge by providing details of their continuing professional development over the three years preceding their application.

A minimum of 80 points of professional development must be achieved. MEA recognises a range of professional development programs and assigns points and limits as set out in the AFMEA Guidelines.

The content of the professional development is not limited to event related courses. Applicants can seek recognition for attending education and training relating to the development of their management skills and personal development. Examples of course content include project management, financial management, risk management, negotiation, sales development, strategy, first aid, personal brand, public speaking, public relations, social media management, marketing, managing people and mindfulness.

Applicants are required to upload details of professional development in their personal MEA account and provide details of the professional development in the application form as follows: 

  •   Organisation conducting the training
  •   Date of training
  •   Duration of the course
  •   Brief summary of the course content

The AFMEA Admissions Panel will consider other relevant course content on an individual basis.