About the course

About the course

Welcome to the exciting world of events. Incredibly diverse in nature, with career opportunities across most industry sectors and the private sector.

This events course gives you the hands on skills needed to work in the growing events industry.  You'll be exposed to a range of event industry experts throughout your learning who will help develop your knowledge and skills to assist in designing great events for your customer or your organisation.

You'll learn the technical skills needed to create and manage events.  The course will let you explore the industry, the diversity of the industry, its opportunities as well as look at future trends and products.

This traineeship will provide you the best of both worlds - learning and working.  Designed to allow you maximum time in your job, but ensuring you have access to teachers, structured learning programs and masterclasses. The course is delivered predominately flexible delivery with scheduled block attendance throughout the year or individualised training plans as needed.

You will learn to ensure an event is carried out as smoothly as possible. This includes

  • responding to inquiries concerning services provided and costs for room and equipment hire, catering and related services
  • meeting with clients to discuss their needs and outlining package options to meet these needs
  • arranging and coordinating services, such as conference facilities, catering, signage, displays, audiovisual equipment, accommodation, transport and social events, for participants
  • organising registration of participants
  • negotiating the type and costs of services to be provided within budget
  • contacting and coordinating the contractors responsible for various activities that happen on the ground, including set up, security, catering and cleaning.

An event coordinator may be involved from the initial client request through to the actual execution of the event and reporting. The work is varied and no two days are the same.

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Intake Dates & Course Length

You can enrol in this traineeship throughout the year

Full time: 1 year (traineeship) 

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion this course will enable you to apply for positions in 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 could include:

  • conference assistant
  • event or exhibition administrative assistant
  • event or exhibition assistant
  • event or exhibition operations assistant
  • functions assistant
  • in-house meetings assistant
  • junior event or exhibition coordinator
  • logistics assistant
  • meetings assistant
  • venue assistant
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Entry Requirements


To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for a traineeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation

After successfully completing this course you could continue your study in the Diploma of Events or the Advanced Diploma of Event Management.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

Government Subsidised Place

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $613.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $123.00
Full Tuition Fee $5,211.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$340.00
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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