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Events Coordinator

Work with clients to plan, design and coordinate events.

What's it like to be an Events Coordinator?

Event Coordinators are organisational specialists who pull together particular occasions such as meetings, festivals, weddings, conferences and exhibitions.

Events Coordinator

Tasks and duties

  • Liaising with clients to understand their needs and establishing the aims and agenda of the event.
  • Researching elements related to particular events, such as lighting, styling, food and venues.
  • Ensuring that staff for the event are hired, supervised and briefed.
  • Monitoring the event as it's taking place and resolving issues if they arise.
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Event Coordinators work closely with Event Managers. The main difference between the two roles is that Event Coordinators tend to work with clients to achieve their aims, whereas Event Managers take particular responsibility for monitoring the event while it is occurring and resolving issues as they arise.

Individuals who are organised, have excellent communication skills and can work well in a fast-paced environment make good event coordinators.

What can I earn as an Events Coordinator?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Events Coordinator is between $55k and $65k

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How to become an Events Coordinator


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Event Coordinator is not a profession where there is one standard or formal career pathway. However, many Event Coordinators have a certificate, diploma or degree in events, PR, marketing or hospitality management.

  1. Complete a qualification in the field. This may be a Certificate III in Events (SIT30516) or a Diploma of Event Management (SIT50316). Alternatively, complete a Bachelor of Business (Event Management), which is usually full-time for three years.
  2. There are numerous opportunities for Event Coordinators to further their career, such as undertaking senior roles in hospitality, tourism or event management. There are also academic pathways, such as completing a Master of Management (Tourism and Event Management).

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Diploma of Event Management

This qualification provides you with the skills to coordinate event operations in both the preparation stage and on-site at venues.
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Certificate III in Events

This qualification provides an entry pathway into event operations in a range of industries.

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Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

Develop skills in business and project management to prepare for work in event management with this bachelor-level qualification.

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How do Events Coordinators rate their role?

Latest reviews from 34 Events Coordinators surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.8
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.5
Job security
3.6
Pay / Salary
3.2
Variety of work
3.9

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Oct 2018
Want a job that's fun, fast paced, creative and engaging - then event coordination may be for you!
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma of Teaching
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Higher Education
The good things
Event Coordination is exciting, energetic and fast paced, so hold on for the ride! The good things If you enjoy watching the smiles on people's faces as they experience your event, then this is the ro...
The challenges
Sometimes organisations will advertise a role as Events Coordinator however the Position Description doesn't always align with the expectation of the role and you'll find yourself chained to a desk pe...
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Oct 2018
Event planning is not glamorous or fun at all. But you want to put inextraordinary hours and commitment and love being meticulously organised - this could be your gig.
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Higher Education Studies
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Producing
The good things
You are always thinking on your feet, facing challenges and solving problems and saving the day! Every event is different and crating something that stands out from every other event is what I enjoy.
The challenges
In the lead up - working through many issues, budget changes, infrastructure and site changes, permit approvals and planning for possible worse case scenarios. Extra early hours, long long days, nego...
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Working hours for Events Coordinators

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What are the job opportunities for Events Coordinators?

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