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Certificate III in Events

National Course Code: SIT30516


The nationally accredited Certificate III in Events is your ticket to working in the growing events, tourism and hospitality industry. You will learn all aspects of event coordination and gain the essential practical skills for producing and running successful weddings, business events and more.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Process and monitor event registrations
  • Event set-up, operations and breakdown
  • Show social and cultural sensitivity in event contexts
  • Practice safe work techniques
  • Meet regulatory requirements
  • Source and apply events industry knowledge
  • Coordinate onsite event registrations
  • Provide event staging support


Develop the personal attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Excellent communication
  • Organisation and efficiency
  • Administrative skills
  • Calmness under pressure
  • The drive to work in a team and with new people
  • Flexibility and adaptiveness
  • A positive attitude and can-do approach to new challenges


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway towards further study

Career opportunities:

  • Conference assistant
  • Event or exhibition administrative assistant
  • Event or exhibition assistant
  • Event or exhibition operations assistant
  • Functions assistant
  • In-house meetings assistant
  • Junior event or exhibition coordinator
  • Logistics assistant
  • Meetings assistant
  • Venue assistant


Take your career further with the:

  • Statement of Attainment in Social Media for Tourism and Events
  • Diploma of Event Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Event Management

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.


This course is currently available at 13 campus locations across NSW and online. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this field are skilled in:

  • Great communication
  • Being organised and efficient
  • Remaining calm under pressure
  • Understanding people and working as a team player
  • Bringing a willingness, flexibility and positive attitude to everything they do

In this very hands-on and practical course, you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge through:

  • Written assessments like quizzes, short answer questions, assignments and case studies
  • Practical assessments working on real events
  • Portfolio of work that contributes toward assessments
  • Case studies
  • Projects

This course, the certificate III is an entry level course is designed for event roles that use discretion and judgement, while working with some independence under the guidance of more senior event personnel.

The Diploma level course enables you to operate independently and make operational event management decisions.

The Advanced Diploma level course reflects the role of senior event leaders who require a wide range of specialised managerial skills, and substantial knowledge of event management processes, to conceive, plan and stage events. At this level, you will operate with significant autonomy and are responsible for making strategic business and event management decisions.

Depending on your area, there may be opportunity to gain an insight to behind the scenes of the event industry, which may include volunteer work at local events.

You will participate in real events as well as a range of structured activities that allow you to practice your skills. Some of these skills include:

  • Processing and monitoring event registrations
  • Event set-up, operations and breakdown
  • Working effectively with others
  • Social and cultural sensitivities
  • Safe work practices
  • Regulatory requirements

Students will collaborate to support an event including set up, operations and break down on real local events.

This is dependent on your campus location and availability of events.

When a real event is not available for you to volunteer at, teachers will organise a simulated environment to provide the same experience for your assessment.

TAFE NSW offers you a range of online and on campus study environments - including event relevant software, industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities - to enhance your learning and employability.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • 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
  • Studiosity - online access to a tutor

Events, tourism, travel and hospitality are key sectors driving economic growth in Australia. These sectors represent a range of business types and services, which are often interconnected.

For example, events can directly include travel and accommodation services. Events and exhibitions also have a strong impact on businesses like marketing, catering services, and audio-visual suppliers.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • On campus, Combination, Online
  • Full Time, Part Time, Variable
  • Study Online

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  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,750.00
  • Start Date: 01 Jul 2022
  • Duration: 1.5 years

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