Events (Tourism, Travel & Events)

This qualification is recognised as an entry-level qualification for employment in the Events industry. The course would suit students who are interested in a career in event operations in a range of industries including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. These may be event management companies, event venues, or organisations which 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.


SIT30516 – Certificate III in Events

Course Duration/Hours

This is a 240 hour course that runs over 2 years. It may be possible to undertake a 120 hour course in Tourism, Travel & Events to achieve a Statement of Attainment towards the above qualification.

HSC Information

This is a Board Developed Course, Category B. Students who complete the 240 hour course may sit for the optional HSC exam. Mandatory units of competency from the list below are examined.

One Category B course (2 units) may be counted towards the calculation of the ATAR for university entrance. Students not wishing to achieve an ATAR need not sit the HSC examination.

Work Placement

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requires students to complete a minimum of 70 hours of work placement. Work placement is a mandatory component of the course and must be completed prior to the student’s last HSC exam.

Days worked as part of a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship satisfies this NESA requirement.


This course is competency based and the student’s performance is recognised against a prescribed industry standard. Assessment strategies may include:

  • Observation
  • Student demonstration
  • Questioning
  • Written tasks
  • Tests

Students are given a number of opportunities to demonstrate competence across the range of competency standards covered by this course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be entitled to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have completed any training, either through your part-time work, TAFE or other school VET courses you have completed recently, or through experience gained in other ways you can apply for RPL. You should talk to your School VET Coordinator, Careers Adviser or course teacher for further information.


A course fee is generally charged by schools to cover consumable materials. Your school will provide further advice.

Units of Competency

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete: 13 units: 6 Core, 7 Electives


  • SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices (Core)
  • SITTIND001 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
  • SITTTSL004 Provide advice on Australian destinations
  • SITXEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry (Core)
  • SITXCOM004 Address protocol requirements
  • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
  • BSBINN201 Create and use spreadsheets
  • SITXEVT004 Provide event staging support


  • BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • SITXEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations (Core)
  • SITXEVT003 Co-ordinate onsite event registrations
  • SITTTSL008 Book supplier products and services
  • SITXCCS006 Provide services to customers (Core)
  • SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity (Core)
  • BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others (Core)
  • SITXCCS004 Provide lost and found services
Further Study
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Event Management
  • Bachelor of Event Management
  • Bachelor of Business (Event Management)
Career Information

Job Roles

Conference and event organisers plan and design all kinds of events, from exhibitions and business conferences to weddings and celebratory functions. They work for hotels, function centres, catering businesses and increasingly also for wineries. They are responsible for every detail of a function, conference or other event, from finding and booking the venue and getting quotes for appropriate external services, to organising the order and presentation of the formal proceedings, to the small details like decorations and ensuring all participant’s dietary needs are catered.

Duties and Tasks

Conference and event organisers usually work in offices, but can spend a large amount of their time in venues where the events that they plan are held. They are often required to travel some distance to the places where these events are held. Conference and event organisers are often present at the events that they plan and organise, and therefore are often required to work in busy environments with large numbers of people.

Personal Attributes

Conference and event organisers need:

  • confidence
  • creativity, imagination and innovation
  • an eye for detail
  • the ability to work to deadlines
  • people and communication skills
  • good organisational skills

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