Are you looking to register for an Events Management or Event Planning course? Then consider registering for The IIE Higher Certificate in Event Management offered at Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE).



This IIE qualification prepares graduates to coordinate and manage a broad spectrum of events in a professional manner. Students are equipped with the ability and skills to plan, organise, and execute events in various industries and sectors.



  • Event co-ordinator
  • Events manager
  • Event project manager
  • Conference organiser
  • Conference producer
  • Assistant venue manager



Full-time: This is a one-year full-time qualification offered by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) at Rosebank College. Full-time lectures take place during the day on weekdays at the following campuses: Braamfontein, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria CBD.



This qualification can also be completed on the distance learning option. Distance modules are only offered in bundles, there are two bundles (semester 1 and semester 2). You can do a maximum of two bundles a year and you cannot register for individual modules. Speak to your sales consultant for more information on the bundles.

No application fee for IIE Distance/Online Learning.


The IIE Higher Certificate in Event Management is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 123-credit qualification on Level 5 (SAQA ID No: 84686). On successful completion, you will receive a Higher Certificate in Event Management from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.



The Independent Institute of Education (THE IIE) offers you the opportunity to start with a higher certificate and progress into a diploma or degree.  There are several pathways offered at IIE Rosebank College that enable access to higher-level qualifications.  Speak to the student advisor for more information. 

Minimum Admission Requirements EnglishNotes
NSC: HC pass with30% 
NC(V): HC pass with 40% 
SC: Endorsement -none33.3% 
SC(a): HC pass withA minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC
InternationalA SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with at least 30% or equivalent for English.
Senate Discretionary AdmissionsMature Age ExemptionCandidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years' work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Candidates must demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate's resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate's discretionary conditional admission (if applicable).
General Education Development (GED) - An USA qualification developed by the American Council on Education (ACE)Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have a SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence as well as NBT: AQL  results and have obtained a score of at least 37 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 37 for Quantitative  Literacy (QL).



Programme Type

Higher Certificate


  • Event Administration
  • Event Management 1A
  • Business Communication C
  • Business Practice and Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Introduction to Personal Computing
  • Event Design
  • Event Management 1B
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Marketing Principles
  • Introduction to Academic and Digital Literacy
  • Work Integrated Learning


·       To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.

· The fees for all Online IIE qualifications include ebooks subject to terms and conditions.

  • Free software is available to all registered IIE Rosebank College students. The software includes and is not limited to MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook, which come with Office 365 bundle. Students can access the software using their RCONNECT email address at FTP//

NB: this fact sheet is accurate at the time of publication.  The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason."