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Events Training Package Product Development: Draft 1 Consultation

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.


Events can represent a diverse range of business, community and social affair gatherings such as trade and consumer expos, exhibitions, festivals, concerts, charity races and private weddings and celebrations. Over the past decade, the events sector has been growing exponentially and the latest figures show that exhibition and conference centres alone generated a revenue of $11,790 million during 2019/20 and employed 52,600 workers.

The events sector, like many others across the economy, has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, public health orders were put in place restricting gatherings of attendees to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and this meant the compulsory closures and cancellations of all business and social events across the country. The sector has been gradually recovering through the easing of restrictions and overall it is expected to rebound and experience strong growth again.

The skills needs of employers across the sector have evolved over the years as they have continued to stay innovative and up-to-date with business and consumer demands, and technological advancements. While the sector is navigating a recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the supply of a skilled workforce is essential to support this recovery.

[Sources: Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee Industry Skills Forecast 2019, SkillsIQ. Exhibitions and Conference Centres in Australia Report X0018 April 2021, IBISWorld.]

It has been more than six years since the Training Package Products for the Events sector were formally and comprehensively updated. This project will look to address the key skills and knowledge gaps identified across the industry, and to ensure that training products are up to date with what industry needs.

The project includes an update of the following Qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency currently housed in the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training package:

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 Consultation - Closed

      Consultation on Draft 1 Components was open and closed at 5:00pm AEST on 5pm Monday, 9 August 2021.

      Draft 1 of the Training Package Products was available for comment on the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum. A Consultation Guide summarising the proposed changes is also available to download from that page. To access the Feedback Forum, please click here.

      The SkillsIQ Feedback Forum provides all stakeholders with the opportunity to submit detailed input on any aspect of the proposed amendments to Training Package components (Qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency) during the designated consultation period.

      Consultation Activities

      Date                                                 Time

      Webinar 1: Friday 16 July             2:00pm - 4:00pm (AEST) - closed
      Webinar 2: Tuesday 20 July         2:00pm - 4:00pm (AEST) - closed
      Webinar 3: Wednesday 28 July   2:00pm - 4:00pm (AEST) - closed
      Webinar 4: Monday 2 August     2:00pm - 4:00pm (AEST) - closed

      Please click here to view the webinar slides.

      Project Timings

      Further Information

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