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Certificate III in Events


Certificate III in Events – SIT30516

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Events provides a pathway to working in Event or Exhibition organisations across a range of industries.

You'll learn skills in event staging and coordination, risk management, food and beverage service standards, and social media.

Practice your skills at the Dookie Wine Show, working with local industry to stage a major annual event.

This course is delivered as a Traineeship or VET in Schools program.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Events industry. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Conference Assistant
  • Event Administrative Assistant
  • Exhibition Administrative Assistant
  • Functions Assistant
  • In-House Meetings Assistant

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality.

Course Dates & Times

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Subsidised Trainee
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
5. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider ( with your employer to organise your traineeship contract prior to applying for this course (Traineeship only)
Core Units
Work effectively with others
Source and use information on the events industry
Process and monitor event registrations
Provide service to customers
Show social and cultural sensitivity
Participate in safe work practices
Elective Units
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
Coordinate on-site event registrations
Provide event staging support
Provide responsible service of alcohol
Operate a bar
Serve food and beverage
Use hygienic practice for hospitality service
Clean kitchen premises and equipment
Access and interpret product information
Provide advice on Australian destinations
Sell tourism products and services
Provide visitor information
Source and present information
Process financial transactions
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Participate in safe food handling practices
Coach others in job skills
Receive and store stock
Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Assessment methods may include:

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

Students will be required to purchase a Restaurant uniform (VETDSS program only) and online resources.

Audrey Ash
Campus: Shepparton

Anita McFarlane
Campus: Shepparton

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 required to attend all scheduled appointments with your trainer.

Trainees are enrolled full time with the majority of the training taking place in their workplace over the 3 year course duration.

VETiS students are enrolled part time over a 2 year period and will attend classes 1 day per week.

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.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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