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A career in events can take you around the globe! diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work for events or organisations operating in a range of industries including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors.
As a Certificate III of Events student you'll gain practical hands-on experience participating at local sporting, corporate and fundraising events. On completion of the Certificate III in Events there is the opportunity to transition into the Diploma of Event Management. Course details

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Full time: up to 6 months

Course details


  • Full Fee $4,910
  • Subsidised $3,248
  • Concession $2,694

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How to enrol

Key dates

Mooloolaba 16 Jul 2018 Full time Classroom

Entry requirements

Course Entry Requirements

TAFE Qld East Coast highly recommends that students are currently working in the event industry or possess related vocational experience in events. Students must have access to a workplace where they are able to volunteer at events in accordance to the assessment requirements for this qualification.

*Please note: additional restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply


34 Lady Musgrave Drive
Mountain Creek QLD 4557

Resources required

Please see the relevant documents section for any relevant booklists, uniform and resource kit lists required for this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's East Coast's online learning system, 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 students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.



Tuesdays:  8:30am - 3:00pm and Wednesdays: 9:30am to 4:00pm

Delivery is via a combination of on-campus, blended learning, integrated theory, practical application of skills and knowledge in modern classrooms.
Classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 12 hours per week over 19 weeks with an additional 5 hour tutorial available (2 week holiday break).  In addition to the 12 hrs per week you will spend in class, it is expected that you will spend at least 15 hours a week outside of class undertaking your own personal study, conducting industry visits and live events practical work (a minimum of three (3) live industry events for practical observation or approximately 18 hours which can entail weekends, early mornings and evenings). There will be an optional excursion at an additional cost to the student of approximately $350 which will involve overnight travel.   

Please note:  Refer to the Relevant Resources section for a detailed Timetable.  The timetable for future intakes may differ to the current schedule.


You will be required to organise your attendance and participation in at least 3 live events to meet the practical components of this program. More information in regards to registration for Events will be advised during Orientation.

Relevant documents:

Important Information

This program is subject to the completion of assessment work and practical hands on experience organised by the participant. You will be required to undertake work placement within the event industry, as outlined above.

Assessment is undertaken throughout the course both in practical and theory exercises. Assessment is competency based and requires the completion of all projects and assignments, written and/or practical (i.e. live events), as set out within the Unit Study Guides, which will be provided at Orientation.


To achieve this qualification you will need to complete:
Core Competencies: 6
Elective Competencies: 7

Further Study: This program has a direct articulation pathway into the Diploma of Events Management face to face or online at TAFE Queensland East Coast.

SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry Core
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers Core
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks Elective
SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations Core
SITEEVT003 Coordinate on-site event registrations Elective
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Core
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Elective
SITTTSL002 Access and interpret product information Elective
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations Elective
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity Core
SITEEVT004 Provide event staging support Elective
SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system Core


Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland East Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 188. We're here to help.



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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy funded by the Queensland Government towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • and don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

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Please note: As part of your enrolment into a Certificate 3 Guarantee program you will need to complete a student survey.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Payment options explained

Having trouble deciding what payment option is best for you? If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 1300 656 188. We're here to help.

Additional costs

The total advertised cost includes the cost of a TAFE Polo Shirt ($35.00).  Please refer to the Resources Required section for further information.


SIT30516 Certificate III in Events

Job prospects

  • Event Administrative Assistant
  • Event Operations Assistant
  • Conference Assistant
  • Events Assistant
  • Logistics Clerks

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 188.
In person: at any TAFE Queensland East Coast location.
Online: Full Fee paying students can enrol online

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 9:00am to 1:00pm, Room: To be advised.  Please bring copies of any Cross Credit Certificates, Emergency Contact Details, Personal Details.  Paper and Pen.  USI to be completed.  Blue Card if you have one.  Payment for Uniform ($35.00)



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Note: 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 enrolments.

Last updated on 19 April 2018

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