Event Co-ordinator





OFO No: 243204



Other names for Event Co-ordinator:

  • Event Producer
  • Concert Promoter-Organiser
  • Conference and Event Organiser-Coordinator
  • Event Coordinator
  • Event Director
  • Event Manager Specialist
  • Festival Coordinator
  • Government, Protocol or Civic Event Organiser
  • Meeting Planner
  • Professional Conference Organiser
  • Social Life Cycle Organiser
  • Sports Event Organiser
  • Wedding Coordinator

What is an Event Co-ordinator?

Are you outgoing and a bit of a socialite?

Are you good at throwing a party or organising fun get-to-gethers?

Do you have the stamina to be on-the-go all the time.  Are you creative? 

Do you love coming up with new and original ideas for an event?  Are you a peoples’ person – if you have answered YES to the above, being an Events Co-ordinator might just be the job for you!

An Events Co-ordinator works alongside and Events Manager to plan and co-ordinate functions, banquets, conferences and other major events.

It’s possible that more than one event will coincide with another.  It’s important that each event is treated as the most important event of the day.

What does an Event Co-ordinator do?

  • assists the event’s manager where necessary
  • liaises with clients and determining the client’s needs
  • finds a suitable venue for the event
  • works out quotations
  • discusses menus with the caterer or head chef
  • hires casual staff to work on the day of the event
  • orders flowers and/or arrangements
  • hires the DJ or band or entertainment for the event
  • arranges and hires of all equipment, plants, decorations and other specialised items

Are you … ?

  • extremely organised?
  • methodical?
  • observant?
  • creative?
  • out-going?
  • willing to work long and unusual hours?
  • a person with strong communication skills?
  • a team player?
  • a multi-tasker?
  • computer literate?
  • a good record keeper?
  • responsible and reliable?

How do I become an Event Co-ordinator?

Many institutions offer further training in Event Management. Check with your local institution whether they do.

CLICK HERE for more info on Event Management training.


  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 

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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Wedding Planner … or … Hotel Manager

Is becoming an Event Co-ordinator the right career choice for me?