Certificate III in Events

Course Code SIT30516
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 622 hours

Course Overview

The SIT30516 Certificate III in Events qualification provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations operating in industries such as tourism and travel, hospitality, sport cultural and community sectors.

Work at the Dookie Wine Show to learn problem solving and customer service skills and how to stage successful events.

Working in events can take you from festivals and conferences, to fundraisers and shows.

This course is delivered as a traineeship only. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SIT30516 Certificate III in Events is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the events industry as a conference assistant, event or exhibition administrative assistant, functions assistant, in-house meetings assistant or a meetings assistant.

Further studies
After gaining the SIT30516 Certificate III in Events, you might wish to undertake further study in the SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

You are require to attend all scheduled appointments with your trainer.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Kirstie Ash
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Standard $2,388.48
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession $477.70
Govt Subsidised-Trainee $2,177.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession $435.40
Full Fee $6,220.00
Course Materials $248.80

Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Traineeship only)
Units of Competency

SIT30516 – Core Units
SITXWHS001 – Participate in safe work practices
SITEEVT002 – Process and monitor event registrations
SITXCCS006 – Provide service to customers
SITXCOM002 – Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITEEVT001 – Source and use information on the events industry
BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others

SIT30516 – Elective Units
BSBCMM201 – Communicate in the workplace
BSBITU101 – Operate a personal computer
BSBSUS201 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWHS201 – Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBWOR202 – Organise and complete daily work activities
FSKNUM20 – Use basic functions of a calculator
FSKOCM06 – Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams
SITEEVT003 – Coordinate on-site event registrations
SITEEVT004 – Provide event staging support
SITHACS001 – Clean premises and equipment
SITHACS002 – Provide housekeeping services to guests
SITHACS003 – Prepare rooms for guests
SITHACS008 – Provide accommodation reception services
SITHFAB002 – Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB003 – Operate a bar
SITHFAB007 – Serve food and beverage
SITHFAB014 – Provide table service of food and beverage
SITHFAB016 – Provide advice on food
SITHFAB017 – Provide advice on food and beverage matching
SITHGAM001 – Provide responsible gambling services
SITHIND001 – Use hygienic practice for hospitality service
SITHKOP001 – Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITTIND001 – Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
SITTTSL001 – Operate online information systems
SITTTSL002 – Access and interpret product information
SITTTSL004 – Provide advice on Australian destinations
SITTTSL005 – Sell tourism products and services
SITTTSL006 – Prepare quotations
SITTTSL007 – Process reservations
SITTTSL008 – Book supplier products and services
SITXCCS001 – Provide customer information and assistance
SITXCCS002 – Provide visitor information
SITXCOM001 – Source and present information
SITXCOM003 – Provide a briefing or scripted commentary
SITXEBS001 – Use social media in a business
SITXFIN001 – Process financial transactions
SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002 – Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXFSA003 – Transport and store food
SITXHRM001 – Coach others in job skills
SITXINV001 – Receive and store stock
SITXINV002 – Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXINV003 – Purchase goods
SITXWHS002 – Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
VU20007 – Prepare For Employment
VU20009 – Participate In Job Seeking Activities

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessments can be undertaken, including:

  • Written
  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolio
  • Online
  • Training workplace
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Before being enrolled into this course, it is important for GOTAFE staff to work with you to gather further information to:

  • ensure that the course you have selected is the best course for you
  • establish whether there are any units for which you could apply for credit or recognition of prior learning, and
  • ensure that any supports you may need to succeed in the course are identified.

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.