How to become a Events Coordinator

Events coordinators plan and organise special events, including parties, wedding receptions, product launches, banquets, meetings, conferences and conventions.

Personal requirements of a Events Coordinator

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Neat personal appearance
  • Able to negotiate, delegate and work under pressure

Education & Training for a Events Coordinator

You can work as an events coordinator without formal qualifications, but employers usually require Year 10. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications and/or experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. You may like to consider a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become an events coordinator through a traineeship in Events. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,181

Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 2.3%

NSW 44%

NT 0.7%

QLD 11.4%

SA 6.9%

TAS 1.2%

VIC 22.5%

WA 10.9%

Hours worked:

40.4

Unemployment:

average

Gender split:

Male 29.9%

Female 70.1%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 9.5%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 25%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 12.3%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 13.6%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 22.8%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 16.8%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 52.2%

Above 35 years: 47.8%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




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