Certificate III in Events

National Code: SIT30516
TAFE SA Code: TP00938


Event management is dynamic, exciting, demanding, and constantly changing. This nationally recognised course is your all areas access pass to the exciting events industry. From arts to sports to business, events are key to marketing and professional success. Find out all about the professional meetings and events industry and learn about social and cultural sensitivity, systems for processing event registrations, and working as part of an events management team. It’s your career, you choose where it can take you with TAFE SA.

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6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Event Assistant

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

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Entry Recommendations
This is recommended as an entry level course for those interested in the event industry. You will need to have some skills in Office 365 and computing.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is delivered through a blend of on-campus and online classes with most classes face to face. You will need to attend online and on-campus classes to successfully complete this course. All face to face classes are at Regency campus. Full time students will have on-campus classes 4 days a week from 9.00 to 3.30pm and can complete the course in 6 months. Part time students will have on-campus classes 2 days a week from 9.00 to 3.30pm and can complete this course in 12 months. You are required to volunteer for events and go to industry excursions which may be linked to assessments and unit completion.

Industry Conditions and Skills
We recommend you have good communication, interpersonal and numeracy skills. A focus on customer service and the ability to work with people from all backgrounds is needed.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs

  • Excursion and industry visit costs, $67.50
  • Smart casual attire is acceptable and lecturers will advise of appropriate dress for industry visits

Vocational Placements
There is no compulsory vocational placement. You will be required to volunteer for events to successfully complete some units of competency.

Total Fees for the 6 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training requires applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
Full Fee

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into, the semester in which you commence your studies, or available places (if applicable). TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fees will be formally confirmed prior to enrolment.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    The diversity of employers includes event or exhibition management companies, event venues, or organisations that organise their own events. Work could be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of events takes place, on-site at venues where events are staged or a combination of both. Possible job titles may include 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 and venue assistant.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Events (SIT30516)
    Events are diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations operating in a range of industries including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. Skills covered include working effectively with others, source and using information on the events industry, registrations, customer service, cultural sensitivity and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and 7 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Participate in safe work practices 12
    Process and monitor event registrations 60
    Provide service to customers 25
    Show social and cultural sensitivity 20
    Source and use information on the events industry 25
    Work effectively with others 15


    Name Nominal Hours
    Access and Interpret Product Information 65
    Coordinate on-site event registrations 40
    Enhance customer service experiences 40
    Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks 30
    Provide event staging support 31
    Provide responsible service of alcohol 10
    Select event venues and sites 35
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