Conference and event coordinators organise conferences, events, functions, banquets and seminars.
Where conference and event coordinators are employed
Conference and event coordinators work in large hotels, function and conference centres, community centres and tourist resorts. There are also opportunities for self-employment. Event coordinators may specialise in particular kinds of events such as weddings.
Full-time conference and event coordinators in South Australia generally earn between $800 and $999 per week.
Job prospects depend on the number, size and frequency of special events as well as the level of tourism and economic activity.
In 2011 there were 647 people employed full-time as conference and event coordinators in South Australia compared with 536 in 2006.
How to become one
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 vocational education and training (VET) qualification in events. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You may be able to study online through external distance education.
See courses related to this occupation.
You can also become an events coordinator through a traineeship in events. For more information see traineeships.
Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
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