Event Starter

Event Starter

Certificate III in Events Online SIT30516

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide you with a thorough introduction to the skills and knowledge required to work in events. The course content relates to the planning, production and evaluation of events and is relevant to many different event types and industry roles.

Event Starter Online
Course Duration20 week minimum / 12 month maximum
Online StudySelf paced
Volunteering20 hours recommended
SupportDedicated course coordinator
Course IntakesStart any time
• Introduction to the global events industry
• Creative thinking
• Design for events
• Event administration
• Sustainable event practice
• Event programming
• Event marketing
• Teamwork
• Event safety
• Planning and production



  • Online classes are stimulating and delivered via our easy-to-use multimedia cloud campus.
  • Lecturers are a mix of and event industry and event education specialists who will support you throughout the course.
  • Plenty of opportunities to work on events as a short-term volunteer via our in-house recruitment platform. Participation in our Industry Engagement Program is highly recommended but not mandatory.
  • You will be part of an online community where you can share ideas, networks and employment opportunities.

Event Starter students are getting jobs in the events industry.

As a CoEM student you will have access to our exclusive recruitment agency Event Jobs Online where you can find volunteering opportunities, internships, contract work and permanent job roles. Our Industry Engagement Coordinator will help you prepare for work in the events industry.

Upon completion of the course, you will have developed a good understanding of the skills to work in such entry level roles as these: event assistant / event operations assistant / event sales assistant / venue coordinator / event administration / conference assistant / exhibitions assistant

Entry Requirements

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Can commit to a minimum of 3 hours of study per week
  • A strong command of English

IT Requirements

  • Access to a computer (Mac or PC) with the latest operating system
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Latest version of Firefox or Chrome and Abode Flash player
  • Each student will receive Microsoft Office 2016 (this is included in your course fees)


We understand that paying for your chosen course can be tough. That’s why we offer a range of payment options to suit your needs.

No admin fees when you pay monthly in advance
$500 deposit* + 5 monthly payments

Affordable student loans with flexible terms. Repayments can start at $20 per fortnight. Interest fees apply. Calculate your repayments here →

Event Starter


We are proud to be one of a small number of colleges offering a new option for the payment of course fees. Study Loans provides students with a great alternative to banks, credit cards and government loans. Visit: www.studyloans.com.au

Weekly instalments with direct debit partners.

Deposit* $500 + 20 weekly repayments** OR
Deposit* $100 + 50 weekly repayments**

Third party fees apply. Find out more →

*Deposit is non-refundable
**Direct debit payment plan via our partners Debit Success

To speak to one of the CoEM Team about payment options, please call 02 9280 4912.

Did you know your education expenses could be fully tax deductible?
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There are 3 simple steps to completing your enrolment.

  1. Start your online application HERE
  2. Payment of deposit
  3. Receive confirmation of your enrolment and start your course

If you successfully complete Event Starter – Certificate III in Events you may be eligible for a place in our Event Manager program. Upon successful application, you will receive two unit credit transfers and a substantial reduction on the Event Manager tuition fees.

If you are an international student, you may be eligible to apply for Event Starter. Please note that we are not able to assist with student visa applications or transfers.