Name: Joyline Tait
Job: Event Coordinator
VET: Diploma of Event Management; Certificate III in Live Production
I completed a Bachelors degree but it's my VET course that kick-started my career.
What was your VET journey?
I faced a lot of pressure to go to university, so after Year 12 I completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology. After finishing the course, I realised that I would need many more years of study before I would be able to work in this field and I wasn't sure that this career path was for me.
I realised more and more that I had always loved everything about organising, running and attending events and I could actually have a successful career doing something I love.
I took some time out to try a Diploma in Event Management and I absolutely loved it! Now I've found a career that I'm passionate about and I couldn't be happier.
What advice would you give to students who are considering a vocational pathway?
Go for it! Research your options, go to open days and say yes to opportunities.
What challenges did you face along the way?
The Covid-19 restrictions were a challenge for the industry, so I organised online events, workshops and guest speakers for my peers to prepare for when the events industry was reactivated.
Normal business hours plus event times
Inside or outside?
Solo or teamwork?
It's definitely a team effort.
The fantastic events and expos that I get to create!
People don't know?
People don't know? It's really worth finding that thing that you're passionate about, and then every day is wonderful.
$1,500 per week for an experienced conference and event organiser
Reviewed 15 August 2022