Looking to expand your event skills & knowledge?

MEA has developed a range of Short Courses designed with future event trailblazers in mind. If you organise events in your current role but find there are gaps in your knowledge that keep you from doing your best work, MEA’s Short Courses present a fantastic opportunity for you to upskill without derailing your career trajectory.

Curated for individuals wanting to expand their skill set in event management across a broad range of topics, the Short Courses are ideal for anyone starting in their career who wants to increase their knowledge and confidence.

Join one of the MEA short courses and create better events today!


  • Accessible online and delivered via a blended learning experience. You’ll be supported with regular contact and check-ins with your trainer.
  • Involve required assessments that tie into industry case studies.
  • Designed to allow you to continue your professional development pathway without interrupting your work commitments.
  • Have a time commitment of up to 65 hours per course spread across 3 months.


Event Essentials

Learn the essentials through MEA’s Event Essentials Short Course, which provides a strong foundation of skills and knowledge required to work in the events sector through two nationally recognised units of competency – SITEEVT020 Source and Use Information in the Events Industry & SITEEVT023 Plan In-House Events or Functions.


Leading Teams

This course is an excellent starting point for those who will be leading teams or supervising others to create events. It provides foundational knowledge for anyone seeking to enhance their understanding of team dynamics, performance management and effective leadership, as well as a practical demonstration of skills needed to manage day-to-day work conflict between colleagues and customers through two nationally recognised units of competency – SITXHRM009 Lead and Manage People and SITXCOM010 Manage Conflict.


Conference Programming

This course introduces participants to the demands of creating a successful conference program, including the skills and knowledge to analyse financial information for the management of a project budget. This course includes two nationally recognised units of competency – SITEEVT024 Develop Conference and Event Programs and SITXFIN009 Manage Finances within a Budget.


Managing Event Production Needs

Ideal for those interested in what staging elements are required for events, this course provides a broad understanding of those elements, the negotiation skills required to work with suppliers and clients, and insight to source and evaluate appropriate venues based on an event plan. The course includes two nationally recognised units of competency – SITEEVT0026 Manage Event Production Components and SITEEVT025 Select Event Venues and Sites.

To find out more about each Short Course, contact the MEA team at: education@mea.org.au


Please contact our National Education Manager for prices and further information. Payment options are also available. 



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