The Institute of Venue Safety and Security (IVSS) is keeping our venues safe and securing your future.

The VMA is committed to enhancing the safety, security and service of the venue management industry. Through a proactive approach, the VMA’s Institute of Venue Safety and Security (IVSS) is training the professionals who manage our venues, along with those who supply or work within the industry.

IVSS is a tailored program for people working in the venue management industry, supplying the industry or work in safety and security.

Enhance your knowledge and upskill employees to safeguard your organisation against risks and threats.



Who should attend IVSS?

IVSS is a one-year residential program delivered by a diverse range of experts to train venue and event managers, security professionals and other key personnel. Our Instructors are industry leading professionals from Australia, New Zealand and the Unites States in roles such as Global Vice President, Risk; Head of Security and Safety; Director of Facilities; Vice President IT & Security; and more.

IVSS will equip every attendee with the best practices, resources and tools needed to face the ever changing landscape of providing safe venues.

Invest in your team, protect your brand and foster a culture of safety and compliance.

The program is designed as an in-depth, hands on experience with practical exercises and activities. Attendees who complete the program will gain new skills, valuable resources and practical advice to bolster their professional growth and add value to their organisation.

IVSS students are varied in their roles and the program is designed for individuals at any level in their career.


What students will learn

The tailored program will cover topics such as:

  • Risk management
  • Duty of care
  • Safety management systems
  • Security operations
  • Crowded places
  • Emergency and crisis management
  • Compliance, insurance and contracts
  • And more!


  • Five nights’ accommodation at Novotel Sydney Parramatta in a Superior King Room (Single occupancy)
  • Check in Sunday, 27 August and check out Friday, 1 September 2023
  • Breakfast, lunch, daily breaks and all dinners
  • Site Tour and Offsite Dinner
  • Guest Speaker Dinner
  • Graduation Ceremony and Dinner
  • Textbook: Security Risk Management Book of Knowledge

VMA Members

$4,740 for current VMA Members

Non Members

$5,240 for Non Members

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