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Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design

Who is the Advanced course suitable for?

This course is ideal for anyone with a love of both Weddings and Events and of course, design, planning and organisation. You may also consider this course if you would like to launch a business offering both Wedding and Event Planning & Design services. Like our Event Planning course it is the ideal course for anyone who has to plan events as part of another role; for example in Marketing or Public Relations or as a Personal/Executive Assistant. If you work or Volunteer with a Charity or Not-for-profit Organisation which hosts events, you will also find this course very valuable.

What is the difference between Weddings and Events?

At the Academy when we say Events, we are referring to events that would be hosted by a Business/Corporate client, Government Department/Official or Charity/Not-for-profit organisation. Examples of these types of Events are; Meetings, Conferences, Product Launches, Fashion Shows, Festivals, Gala Events, Charity and Fund-raising events.Our Wedding units are focused on teaching you about Planning Weddings and working with couples, however what you learn here can also be applied to other types of Celebration Planning, such as; Birthdays, Engagement Parties, Proposal Planning, Christenings etc.

Will this course help me to get a job?

All of our courses prepare you for employment as they teach you ‘how to do the job’. Employment opportunities can be found at Wedding and Event Venues, with established Wedding and Event Planners and within businesses and organisations that plan events. Because this course teaches you how to plan and design, your employment opportunities are enhanced.

Will this course help me to launch a business?

Yes. This course includes our business units which will guide you through the process of launching a business. You will have the opportunity to design your services and pricing and write a business and marketing plan. We also look at social media, contracts and insurance and teach you how to sell to your future customers. Our business training is detailed and very practical and many of our students have launched their businesses immediately after completing the course.

What courses can this course be used as credit towards?

This is the most comprehensive course we offer and includes units from most of our other courses. If you wish to do further study after this course you may consider one of our ‘niche’ course including; Destination Wedding Planing Wedding Styling Floral & Event Styling

New Zealand Academy of Wedding and Event Planning

New Zealand Academy of Wedding and Event Planning