National code: SIT30522

Certificate III in Events

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Completion requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

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.

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Events does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Events does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Events does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Work effectively with others BSBTWK201

  • Show social and cultural sensitivity SITXCOM007

  • Source and use information on the events industry SITEEVT020

  • Provide service to customers SITXCCS014

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

Info sessions Want to know more?

There are a total of 5 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

You can select a delivery option below to see the sessions available. Or you can view all sessions related to Tourism and Events

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