updated 14 Jul 2021
SOL | State SOL |Employer SOL| Regional
Organises and coordinates services for conferences, events, functions, banquets and seminars.
Skill Level 2
Occupations NOT considered highly relevant under this ANZSCO code:
Public Relations Professional
Food and Beverage Manager
Venue Sales Manager
Event Sales Manager
Venue Banquet Manager
These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO or not at the required skill level.
Skills Assessment Authority - VETASSESS - Caveats Group C | VETASSESS-FAQ | Your Career | My Future
Group: 1493 Conference and Event Organisers
Requirements for Skills Assessment
This occupation requires a qualification which is assessed as comparable to the
educational level an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or higher.
If the qualification is in a field highly relevant to the occupation, then one year of
highly relevant, post-qualification employment is required. This must be within the
past five years.
If the qualification is not in a highly relevant field, two years of highly relevant, postqualification employment is required. This must be within the past five years.
This is reduced to one years if there is an additional qualification at least at AQF
Certificate IV level in a highly relevant field.
If employment is not post-qualification, then three additional years of relevant
employment are required. This is in addition to one year of highly relevant
employment within the past five years.
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a
positive Skills Assessment Outcome.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
AQF Diploma or higher
Highly relevant major fields of study include:
Conference or Event Management
Conference or Event Management focuses on knowledge of event management
processes and skills to make operational event management decisions. It covers areas
such as business and negotiation skills, critical thinking, communications, marketing
and project management.
Bachelor degrees in Hospitality, Marketing, Media, Communications or Public Relations
must have sufficient units in Events or Conference Management to be considered
Pre-qualification employment can be considered for this occupation.
Event management is an interdisciplinary industry, requiring skills in a broad range
of areas such as project management, budget management, marketing, catering,
OHS and communications. Event Managers may be responsible for budgeting,
scheduling, site selection, logistics, security, catering and arranging speakers and
Conference and Event Organisers can work in a variety of employment contexts,
ranging from in-house event or marketing departments to specialised event
Event management tasks can be performed at various levels, ranging from Event
Assistant to Event Coordinator, Event Manager and Senior Event Manager. In line
with ANZSCO, managerial duties are expected when nominating Conference and
Event Organiser. This should involve some level of budget monitoring or budget
Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:
promoting conferences, conventions and trade shows to potential
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, audio-visual equipment, accommodation, transport and
social events, for participants
organising registration of participants
negotiating the type and costs of services to be provided within budget
overseeing work by contractors and reporting on variations to work orders
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