Grab your ticket to become an events assistant in the dynamic and evolving events, tourism and hospitality industry. Take the ride as you learn all aspects of event coordination and gain essential skills for creating and running a successful event.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Set-up events, assist with operations and breakdown
Show social and cultural sensitivity in event contexts
Practice safe work techniques
Meet regulatory requirements
Source and apply events industry knowledge
Provide event production support
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Practical and real world experience at actual events in your local area (depending on availability)
Experience supporting an event such as set-up, operations and breakdown of real or simulated events
Opportunity to work across the industry, to refine your skills and to specialise in a particular area
The competency needed to go on to further study
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
Photo ID to generate your interim certificate at the end of your course
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Basic literacy and numeracy skills
Foundational computing skills with experience using Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent stakeholder and customer communication skills
A passion for organising
Flexibility to work outside regular office hours
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: event or exhibition operations assistant, functions assistant, in-house meetings assistant, junior event or exhibition coordinator, logistics assistant, meetings assistant and venue assistant.
Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (SITHFAB002) and Provide Responsible Gambling Services (SITHGAM022) are the mandatory training units required to sell, serve or supply alcohol and provide responsible gambling services in NSW. This is regulated by Liquor & Gaming NSW, who have approved TAFE NSW to deliver this training. Competency cards To get your NSW RSA competency card: - Present your interim certificate (issued after successful completion of your RSA and RCG units) to a Service NSW Centre and complete a 100 point identification check. You are responsible for payment of the fee of approximately $87 for the Liquor and Gaming NSW Competency Card. ‐ Service NSW will post your card to you. You should allow up to one month for its delivery ‐ Digital competency cards are available via the Service NSW app Important: You can take this course to become job-ready but you will not be able to serve or sell alcohol or work with gaming machines until you are 18 years old. Recognition of NSW RSA and RCG competency in other jurisdictions Responsible service of alcohol legislative and knowledge requirements differ across borders. Check with the relevant state authority to see if your NSW RSA and RCG competency is recognised.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Events does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Events does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate III in Events does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Events qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 units of competency, including 6 core and 7 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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