• Attaining the Accredited Venue Manager (AVM) was a combination of documenting my experiences over decades of work in this exciting industry and ensuring that my knowledge was well grounded in all aspects of venue management.

    Gary Mears AVM CVEGeneral Manager, The Events Centre, Caloudra

Accredited Venue Manager (AVM)


Criteria Scoresheet and Application Form to be submitted to the VMA office by 28th September 2018.

Enhance your career prospects, receive recognition for your extensive experience and contribution and take part in personal development as venue management professionals.

The AVM program is the only program of its kind in the industry and distinguishes you as a venue manager with high-level accomplishments. It includes acknowledgement of formal education, industry knowledge, experience and skills.

The AVM forms part of a two-tier achievement program which includes:

1/ The Accredited Venue Manager (AVM) is designed to recognise extensive venue management experience, contribution and qualifications for middle to senior managers;

2/ The internationally recognised Certified Venue Executive (CVE) under the auspices of the International Association of Venue Managers is at a higher level.

2-AVM-LogoManagers will be able to place the designation AVM or CVE after their name as appropriate.

Becoming an Accredited Venue Manager (AVM) is acknowledged as a stand-alone achievement, however, will assist greatly in taking the next step towards becoming a Certified Facilities Manager (CVE).

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AVM Accreditation Process in Four Steps

  • AVM Accreditation Process in Four Steps

    1. Eligibility – Criteria for eligibility, include:

    Education, Experience in the venue management industry, Graduation from the Venue Management School, Attendance at the Asia-Pacific Venue Industry Congress, Other relevant training and conferences attended, Articles published.

    Download the AVM Entry Criteria Scoresheet & Application Form
  • AVM Accreditation Process in Four Steps

    2. Referees

    Two written references are required from Senior Managers within the Venue Management Industry. Please advise your referees that they will be asked to submit a written reference, answering questions that will be forwarded by the VMA. Referee questions will be provided to the two Referees nominated by the candidate following receipt of the successful assignment.

    Download the Referee Nomination Form.
  • AVM Accreditation Process in Four Steps

    3. AVM Assignment

    Undertake an assignment, covering: Overall philosophy of managing venues, Personnel and HR, Marketing, Finances, Maintenance, Security, Event production, Food and Beverage,

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  • AVM Accreditation Process in Four Steps

    4. Interview

    An Interview will be held with representatives of the Professional Development Committee following successful transition, by the applicant, through the first three processes. Members achieving the accreditation will be recognised each year at the Asia-Pacific Venue Industry Congress Dinner. VMA members will be encouraged to consider AVM achievers in their recruitment. If you are active in the Venue Management Industry and want to progress through the industry with your knowledge, skills and experience acknowledged – then the AVM program is for you! N.B. Please understand that the VMA Board’s decision is final in regard to your progression through the AVM Program, satisfactory completion of all required steps and decision to award accreditation.


Cost – $200.00 + GST per application

If you are interested in gaining recognition for your achievements within the venue management industry and becoming an Accredited Venue Manager (AVM) please complete the Criteria Scoresheet to determine your eligibility.

If you have any queries regarding the AVM process please contact Suzie Crawford +61 7 5501 6000 or education@vma.org.au

AVM Documents You Will Need