Sydney TAFE Excelling in Exhibitions Training graduates celebrated at special graduation ceremony

By Sydney TAFE, 29 July, 2016

Sydney TAFE Excelling in Exhibitions Training graduates

celebrated at special graduation ceremony


Sydney TAFE’s first graduates from the “Excelling in Exhibitions” training program were celebrated at a graduation ceremony held in Sydney on Wednesday night.


In March of this year, Sydney TAFE and the Exhibition and Event Association Australasia (EEAA) jointly launched the Excelling in Exhibitions Program. This  Program targets individuals currently working in the Exhibitions industry seeking to add to their existing knowledge and skills to further their career.


Over 40 exhibitions staff attended this inaugural Program. Each series involved accredited, nationally recognised training supported by NSW TAFE funds. Feedback from Industry was excellent. One participant said “Most relevant course I have done to date” with participants commenting on the value of participating in a tailored exhibitions program with industry professionals.


“There are five separate series involved in the Excelling in Exhibitions Program which have been developed to suit those newer to the industry as well as those with management and executive experience in exhibitions,” said Anne Cazar, Relieving Faculty Director Tourism, Hospitality and Service Industries.


The interest in this tailormade training has extended to other Australian states and territories that has seen a successful Melbourne series occur in July.


“The Business Events and Exhibitions sector contributes $23.1 billion to Australia’s GDP so it’s important that the industry stays at the forefront of global trends and changes to remain competitive. The Program focus is on nurturing innovation and improving skills that are readily transferred into each business,” said Ms Cazar.


Collaboration was key in the successful delivery of the Excelling in Exhibitions Program. Sydney TAFE’s highly experienced exhibition management facilitators brought together their expertise with EEAA’s industry leaders to deliver specialised ‘closed sessions’ as part of the workshops.


EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio, commended Sydney TAFE for this initiative and said the new partnership will help provide excellent opportunities to develop skills and training in the sector.


“I congratulate all those who have completed the training program for their commitment to upskilling.” Ms DiMascio said.


Media contact: Sean Brogan 0427 571 851

Source: Sydney TAFE