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SIT30516

Certificate III in Events

Kick start your career in events with this entry-level course that will qualify you to work as a conference and events assistant, or in events administration.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Ipswich Start date: 04 Oct 2022 Duration: 6 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$550 - $665
Subsidised
$550 - $665
Full Fee
$5,345
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Course overview

Make a start on a career in events with this entry-level qualification. This course will qualify you to work as a conference and events assistant, or in events administration. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as conference and event organisers is growing strongly. This large occupation is expected to create around 29,000 job openings over the next five years. 

This course will give you the foundation skills and knowledge to provide event staging support, operate reservation software and operating systems, prepare quotes, and more. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals are the best in the business and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed in your studies.

Successful completion of this course will give you the expertise required to work as a conference and events assistant, or in events administration. It will also give you the knowledge needed to undertake advanced-level studies in your field.

What can I do?

  • Conference and Events Assistant
  • Event Operations Assistant
  • Event Administrative Assistant

Course outcome:

SIT30516 Certificate III in Events

Job-ready training

We put theory into practice, which is why we believe in on-the-job training. Our strong industry partnerships mean you'll graduate with confidence, knowing you have all the skills you need to get right to work.

Industry-relevant teachers

Our teaching staff are at the top of their game and are still heavily involved in the industry. This means you're being taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBWOR203
    Work effectively with others
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBWOR203
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work cooperatively with others and deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively with others

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITEEVT001
    Source and use information on the events industry
    UNIT CODE :
    SITEEVT001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access and interpret current and emerging information on the events industry to enhance the quality of event coordination. This includes industry structure, technology, laws and ethical issues specifically relevant to event coordination.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Source and use information on the events industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITEEVT002
    Process and monitor event registrations
    UNIT CODE :
    SITEEVT002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to process attendee registrations for events, and administer them through to finalisation. It requires the ability to record customer information, monitor attendance numbers, generate sales and operational reports, and issue customer documents for event attendance.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Process and monitor event registrations

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXCCS006
    Provide service to customers
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXCCS006
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with and provide quality service to both internal and external customers. It requires the ability to establish rapport with customers, determine and address customer needs and expectations, and respond to complaints.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide service to customers

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXCOM002
    Show social and cultural sensitivity
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXCOM002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to be socially aware when serving customers and working with colleagues. It requires the ability to communicate with people from a range of social and cultural groups with respect and sensitivity, and to address cross-cultural misunderstandings should they arise.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Show social and cultural sensitivity

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXWHS001
    Participate in safe work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXWHS001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities. It requires the ability to follow predetermined health, safety and security procedures and to participate in organisational work health and safety (WHS) management practices.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in safe work practices

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2.5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $665
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
up to 6 months
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 4 weeks per unit
Online
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mount Isa
Anytime
up to 6 months
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Mount Isa
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
Anytime
up to 6 months
Full time 15 per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 6 months
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 4 weeks per unit
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2.5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $665
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
up to 6 months
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 4 weeks per unit
Online
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mount Isa
Anytime
up to 6 months
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Mount Isa
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
Anytime
up to 6 months
Full time 15 per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 6 months
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 4 weeks per unit
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2.5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $665
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
up to 6 months
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 4 weeks per unit
Online
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mount Isa
Anytime
up to 6 months
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Mount Isa
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
Anytime
up to 6 months
Full time 15 per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 6 months
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 4 weeks per unit
  • Concession: $550
  • Subsidised: $550
  • Full fee: $5,345
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that you:-

  • are aged 15 years or older by the course commencement date; and
  • have successfully completed Year 10 (or equivalent) with passes in Mathematics, English and Science.
Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You may also be required to purchase Industry Standard uniform items (including TAFE Queensland branded items, standard black clothing, and enclosed shoes). These details will also be provided during orientation. The purchase of these uniform items may incur additional costs of approximately $100.00.

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

Need to know

Replacement qualification

This qualification has been replaced by SIT30522 Certificate III in Events, as of 9 June 2022. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 8 June 2023. 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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