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



The Institute of Venue Safety and Security (IVSS) is committed to enhancing the safety, security and service of the venue management industry. IVSS takes a proactive approach, equipping attendees with practical skills, valuable resources, and actionable advice.

IVSS is a tailored program for professionals engaged in venue management, those involved in supplying the industry, or those working in safety and security roles within the field.

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

Who should attend IVSS?

IVSS is a one-week 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 Europe in roles such as Global Vice President, Risk; Head of Security and Safety; Director of Facilities; Vice President IT & Security; and more.

The program is designed as an in-depth, hands on experience with practical exercises and activities targeted toward:

  • Head of Operations
  • Facility Managers
  • Security Managers
  • Head of People and Culture
  • CFOs
  • WHS Managers and Representatives
  • Company Secretaries
  • Suppliers to the industry

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.



What will students learn?

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

The tailored program will cover topics such as:

  • Behavioural awareness
  • Risk management
  • Duty of care
  • Safety management systems
  • Security operations
  • Crowded places
  • Venue and event planning
  • Risk preparedness and response
  • Emergency management
  • Building code compliance
  • Crowd management
  • Crowd psychology
  • Cyber security
  • And more!

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


  • Five nights’ accommodation  (Single occupancy)
  • Check in Sunday and check out Friday
  • Breakfast, lunch, daily breaks and all dinners
  • Site Tour and Offsite Dinner
  • Guest Speaker Dinner
  • Graduation Ceremony and Dinner


I took away a great deal of learning some of which I will be sharing and implementing with my team which is a testament to the content that I was exposed to during the week.

Logan Christian

Head of Operations, Auckland Stadiums

The connections formed at IVSS are invaluable and I will lean on for the rest of my career. I really enjoyed learning from my peers just as much as the Instructors. Loved the Venue Tours and ‘war stories’ which had some great learnings.

Stella Donachie

National Operations Manager - Events & Venues, Red Badge Group

Through its commitment to standardising best practices, offering training and facilitating invaluable networking opportunities, IVSS stands as a beacon for professionals in the sector to provide a safe and secure venue to all their stakeholders. 

Mike Brew

Operations Manager, Riverside Theatres

VMA Members

$4,890 for current VMA Members

Non Members

$5,390 for Non Members

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