This course provides you with the skills to work effectively in an assistant role in the events industry. Event assistants provide administrative and on-site support for a wide range of events, from weddings to business conferences to festivals. This qualification will give you the skills, knowledge and abilities to step into an entry level role in the vibrant event industry or continue your event studies to Diploma and beyond.
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
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.
The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession