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The events and tourism industry in Australia is one that provides plenty of stable career opportunities for those with a talent and interest in event management.

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31,400 professionals predicted to be employed in Australia by 2022

What does the events and tourism industry look like?

This occupation is large sector of the Australian industry, and is only set to grow larger in the coming years.
As the majority of careers in this field revolve around interacting and collaborating with others, those who wish to pursue a career in Events and Tourism are:

  • great with people
  • can provide top-notch customer service
  • are excellent communicators.

As a large portion of job roles involve planning and coordinating events; being highly organised, with the ability to effectively prioritise and make sound business decisions, are also well-valued skills.

What job roles are there in events and tourism?

 The events and tourism industry provides working opportunities in roles such as an event planner or a conference coordinator. The managerial and leadership skills you learn as you work with teams, coordinate business discussions with clients, and work to providing the best service and experience for customers are valuable abilities to take into many other industries.

What skills do you need to work in events and tourism?

A career in events and tourism is ideal for those who:

  • consider themselves great hosts
  • have a keen attention to detail
  • thrive in dynamic and hands-on job roles
  • are energetic, social, and can think out of the box.

The skills developed in this sector are sought after in many industries, such as in administrative and support services; accommodation and food services; and arts and recreation services.
Below are a few more key statistics on working in the events and tourisim industry, along with the most common roles available.

Events is a fast-paced industry, with problem solving happening in the moment. It’s an exciting industry to be part of.
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Events and tourism industry insights

There's no doubt that the area of Events and Tourism is an exciting and growing profession, which offers stability, career fulfillment and a wide variety of job roles.

  • Future job growth
    Strong growth expected
    *Up to 5,500 job openings over the next 5 years. *Source
  • Occupation size
    There are 25,900 workers in this (or similar) professions.*Source
  • Regions
    Most regions
    Job roles for this profession can be found in most areas of Australia.*Source
  • Full time
    Event planners
    Average of $54,150 – 72,600 per annum
  • Full time
    Conference coordinators
    Average of $50,200 – 58,000 per annum
  • Full time
    Event sales coordinators
    Average of $51,400 – 67,600 per annum
  • Considerations
    Your salary will be based on previous experience, where you are working and the type of role you take on.
Age range
  • 34 years old and younger
  • 35-54 years
  • 55 years and older
Education levels
  • Below Certificate III
  • Certificate III and IV
  • Diploma and above

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

What study events and tourism with Upskilled?

Upskilled’s events and tourism courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to enrol anytime of the year and study at your own pace. Students will learn all the facets of successful event management and organisation – including how to:

  • manage finances
  • lead others
  • conduct business relationships
  • select appropriate event sites
  • identify and control risks.

What will you learn?

Your studies will equip you with in-depth, practical knowledge on providing the best customer service experience in the events and tourism sector. Along with event management, our course also provides training in project management practices, both of which form the skillset needed to ensure smooth conduction of both small-scale and large-scale events.

Our courses will allow students to pursue managerial, administrative, and coordinator roles in the events and tourism field.

What other study perks do you get with Upskilled?

Furthermore, your online course includes:

  • comprehensive student support to help you throughout your study
  • a dedicated online lecturer will be provided to assist you in your learning process and offer academic support
  • access to a range of collaboration and communication tools that enable you to network and discuss with other students in your field, further enriching your overall student experience.
Some of the diplomas and certificates allow you to graduate with a Nationally Recognised Qualification that can boost your chances of employment and more opportunities to accelerate your learning even further.

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