New Zealand Certificate in Entertainment and Event Operations (Level 3)

Who is this qualification for?   

This qualification is for people who are interested in kicking off an exciting career in the entertainment and events industry.

It’s those working behind the scenes that allow magic to happen on stage. People working in entertainment and event operations are organised and energetic team players.

This qualification will be delivered and assessed on-the-job in a workplace within the performing arts industry.

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and industry knowledge required to operate safely under supervision in a wide range of service or operational roles within the entertainment and events industry.

What’s involved?

This 45-credit qualification covers how to:

Operate responsibly, professionally and safely during performances and events

Communicate with stakeholders to enhance the performance or event experience

Apply industry and role-specific knowledge and technical skills to own role.

 This qualification is designed to be completed in 3-7 months.

Programme structure   

The programme is made up of the following unit standards:

Unit standard 31140 | Demonstrate knowledge of the entertainment and event industry | Level 3 | 5 Credits

Unit standard 29848 | Demonstrate knowledge of safe work procedures and practices in a recreation workplace | Level 3 | 5 Credits

Unit standard 31138 | Demonstrate knowledge of, and contribute to, positive customer experiences in an entertainment and event operations role | Level 3 | 10 Credits

Unit standard 31139 | Apply professional practice in an entertainment and event operations role | Level 3 | 25 credits


For more information on the content of the qualification,  visit the NZQA website, here.

What are the costs?

On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.  

Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.   

To check out our fees list, click here.

For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch. 

Where to from here?

So, you want to become qualified in entertainment and event operations? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?  

To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active Learning Support Advisor.   

Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the performing arts industry.  

If you are interested in this qualification, but you’re not currently employed in the industry, contact your local performing arts facility, or a Skills Active Learning Support Advisor to talk about how you can get involved.  

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

Check out our range of other performing arts qualifications

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