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Events Training Package Product Development

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the existing Training Package Products for the Events sector, in order to meet the current and future needs of industry.
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the existing Training Package Products for the Events sector, in order to meet the current and future needs of industry.

Background

The Events industry has been growing exponentially over the past decade, and it is expected to continue to grow, with strong employment forecasted in the short-to-medium term. The industry has evolved significantly over the years and, as a result, so too have the skills needs of the workforce.

In 2019, SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and the Events Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), submitted a Case for Change outlining the proposed update of those Training Package Products specific to the Events industry in Australia. The existing Qualifications, Units of Competency and Skill Sets currently form part of the nationally recognised SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

It has been more than six years since the Training Package Products for the Events industry were formally and comprehensively updated, and an update is therefore proposed to ensure they are current and relevant. This project will look to address the key skills and knowledge gaps identified across the industry, and to ensure that training practices are up to date with what industry needs.

The project includes an update of the following Training Package Products:

3 Qualifications

  • SIT30516 Certificate III in Events
  • SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management
  • SIT60216 Advanced Diploma of Event Management.
  • 19 Units of Competency

    • SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry
    • SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations
    • SITEEVT003 Coordinate on-site event registrations
    • SITEEVT004 Provide event staging support
    • SITEEVT005 Plan in-house events or functions
    • SITEEVT006 Develop conference programs
    • SITEEVT007 Select event venues and sites
    • SITEEVT008 Manage event staging components
    • SITEEVT009 Organise event infrastructure
    • SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations
    • SITEEVT011 Research event industry trends and practice
    • SITEEVT012 Develop event concepts
    • SITEEVT013 Determine event feasibility
    • SITEEVT014 Develop and implement event management plans
    • SITEEVT015 Develop event transport plans
    • SITEEVT016 Develop crowd management plans
    • SITEEVT017 Develop multi-venue event plans
    • SITEEVT018 Plan and allocate exhibition space
    • SITEEVT019 Recruit and manage exhibitors.
    • 2 Skill Sets

      • SITSS00044 Event Coordination Skill Set
      • SITSS00045 Event Development Skill Set.

      Project Governance

      The Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC is comprised of a number of key expert stakeholders within the industry, as follows:



      The IRC has also convened a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to provide specialist input into the development of the updated Training Package Products.

      Members of the Events TAC may be seen below:

      Project Status – Draft 1 Development

      The Events TAC is currently in the process of developing Draft 1 of the updated Training Package Products, identifying the exact nature of the skills needs and knowledge requirements in the industry and the respective updates required.

      This process is likely to continue into January 2021 and once complete, the first draft of the updated Training Package Products will be released for public consultation.

      Consultation Activities

      It is anticipated that Draft 1 will be released for public consultation in February 2021. When consultation opens, a series of webinars will be held along with access to SkillsIQ’s Online Feedback Forum page. Please register to receive the SkillsIQ newsletter to be notified when consultation opens.

      Project Timings


      Further Information

      For further information, please contact Melinda Brown on (02) 9392 8100 or via email at melinda.brown@skillsiq.com.au