Sydney Props Event School

Learn from Event Professionals

Sydney Props Event School is designed for people who want the working skills and insight to hit the ground running in the event industry. Our tutors are working professionals who are experts in a  broad range of disciplines with years of experience in designing, staging and running events.

Sydney Prop Specialists and Directions Conference and Incentive Management have collaborated to create an Event School Classroom. The courses offered provide an excellent path into the industry. This course is designed for students who have a passion for events but no prior knowledge, these courses are also applicable to students studying event management.

The curriculum covers all aspects of event management and allows participants to gain hands on experience at our Marrickville showroom and studio complex. The extensive Sydney Props production facility provides a comprehensive backdrop for students to gain experience in a range of disciplines.

Strict virus health and safety protocols are in place with class sizes of 9 students for an intensive 10 day course. Every day involves learning new skills in a vibrant workplace with technicians and experienced staff. Our practical classroom is supported by online tutorials and worksheets.

Take this unique industry opportunity to retrain and learn core skills from experienced experts. If you or someone you know has aspirations to join the event industry, this is a unique opportunity to learn practical event industry skills. 10 days to prepare you to be a confident productive event team member.

All our staff are professional, highly motivated and keen to share their skills. They will deliver advice and information to enhance your placement in the event industry.


  • Learn to sell
  • Client relationship
  • Budget
  • The SELL
  • Service mindset
  • Office systems


  • Creative concept
  • Legal compliance
  • Event Scope
  • Production


  • Accounting
  • Budget
  • Income strategy
  • Cash flow


  • Communication
  • Security
  • Run Sheet
  • Staffing


  • Information management
  • Safety
  • Delegation
  • Event brief phases


  • Floor plans
  • Concept
  • Production Design
  • Theming
  • Venue access


  • Inventory
  • Preparation of jobs
  • Coordination
  • Quality control


  • Set design
  • Custom builds
  • Basic rigging
  • Truss assembly

Our Course Offerings

Sydney Props Event School - The Art of Selling

The Art of Selling

2 day course

Learn all aspects of selling from the basics of phone technique, service mindset, adding value and upselling, selling in pairs, product knowledge and customer service.

Sydney Props Event School - Event Management

Event Management

2 day course

Covers critical path analysis, the brief, concept creation and design, client engagement, reporting, legal compliance, scoping, safety and supplier negotiations.

Sydney Props Event School - Finance


half day course

Event accounting and costing, budgeting process and estimation, income strategy and cashflow, sub-hire costs, insurance and public liability, receiving payments and contingency planning.

Sydney Props Event School - Logistics


half day course

Covers transportation and access, client facing accommodation and ticketing, communication and information flows, time management, power and amenities, staffing and security.

Sydney Props event School - Communication


2 day course

Systems and procedures, WH&S, job preparation and detailed drawings, regulations and safety, staff and crew indoctrination and briefing, communication between departments.

Sydney Props Event School - Design


2 day course

How to read and create floor plans, scoping the venue, location requirements, safety, design for packing and transport, graphic design requirements for signage. 

Sydney Props event School - Coordination


1 day course

Production coordination including transport and logistics, subcontractors and labour hire companies, understanding critical path analysis, working within budget constraints. 

Sydney Props Event School - Construction

Construction and Rigging

1 day course

Basic rigging, truss assembly, custom builds, suppliers, set builds, materials and finishes, jobs requiring licensed riggers, product display, breakaway sets and props.

Sydney Props Event School - Employment


half day course

Campaign formula, leveraging all major social media platforms, working with Facebook Business Manager, setting up and gaining access to client accounts and more.


Why Learn about Events?

Working with Brands is Rewarding

Successfully activating a brand and creating engaging consumer facing events is highly satisfying and rewarding, both on a personal level and financially.

Increase Your Job Opportunities

The event industry covers many disciplines – the skills you learn will increase your employment opportunities and give you greater scope to choose a career path.

More Perspective on Arts & Culture

Working in events will increase your exposure to the arts and immerse you in local culture, as well as keep you aware of fashion and trends.

Become a Better Communicator

Our course offers insights and skills that are designed to  help you interpret and understand the requirements of the job and better communicate concepts and make them real.

Travel the World with Events

Event management is a career that you can take anywhere in the world. New York, London, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore – the world is your oyster with event management!

Meet Interesting People

The event industry brings together and forms teams of highly creative and motivated people, all striving for perfection, in the service of brand and the customer’s expectations.


Why Learn With Us?


Over 35 Years Experience

The Sydney Props Group has over 35 years experience working in the event industry in Sydney and nationwide. We have professionals trained in all aspects of Event Management and Production.


Event and Hotel Industry Connections

Directions Conference and Incentive Management has the event industry connections nationally and internationally as well as working knowledge of the world’s most unique hotel experiences.


Extensive Facilities including Studios

The Sydney Props Group of Companies comprises ten business units, seven of which are aligned to the event industry:
Sydney Prop Specialists
Sydney Props Photo Studios
Chair Covers Candelabra
Custom Elements
Sydney Event Services
Sydney Props Event School
Directions Conference and Incentive Management


World Class Educators

Our course lecturers are working professionals with years of experience working in the event industry here in australia and overseas. 

Sydney Props Event School

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