TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Certificate III in Events - SIT30516

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed events administration or operational skills and knowledge to complete event-related work activities. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence under the guidance of more senior event personnel, using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.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.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 include:conference assistantevent or exhibition administrative assistantevent or exhibition assistantevent or exhibition operations assistantfunctions assistantin-house meetings assistantjunior event or exhibition coordinatorlogistics assistantmeetings assistantvenue assistant.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 13 units: 6 core
  • 7 elective


  • Use a computerised reservations or operations system
  • Process reservations
  • Provide event staging support
  • Coordinate props
  • Develop basic audio skills and knowledge
  • Maintain physical production elements
  • Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
  • Install staging elements
  • Address protocol requirements
  • Develop basic vision system skills
  • Provide service to customers
  • Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
  • Work effectively with others
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Participate in safe work practices
  • Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge
  • Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • Operate online information systems
  • Create electronic presentations
  • Install and dismantle exhibition elements
  • Operate basic lighting
  • Source and use information on the events industry
  • Create and use databases
  • Provide advice on international destinations
  • Sell tourism products and services
  • Coordinate on-site event registrations
  • Conduct online transactions
  • Provide advice on Australian destinations
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Maintain financial records
  • Develop basic staging skills
  • Access and interpret product information
  • Process travel-related documentation
  • Coach others in job skills
  • Use social media in a business
  • Book supplier products and services
  • Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • Process and monitor event registrations
  • Process financial transactions
  • Prepare quotations
  • Create and use spreadsheets
  • Develop basic skills in set construction
  • Process accounts payable and receivable

Further information

Applicants must possess Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication, and numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. Students who do not possess these skills to the level required will be enrolled in additional subjects to build the required skills. Students entering as an apprentice or trainee must be employed in the relevant industry prior to enrolment.

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