This course is your backstage pass to the world of live entertainment. Launch your career as a stage technician and learn the skills you need to work behind the scenes at concerts, clubs, theatres and conventions, to bring production to life.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Set up microphones
Operate front of house and monitoring mixing consoles
Operate lighting consoles and a variety of lights
Set up and pack down stage equipment and backline
Bump in and bump out
Work with projectors, screens and vision switchers
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience working on live shows with full audio, lighting and vision production
Exposure to pre-production and event planning, including lighting design and stage plans
Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Attended a range of live performances (if possible)
Familiarity with live sound, staging, lighting, vision systems and/or event management
The ability to lift portable sound and lighting equipment
The ability to work in a team, as collaboration is essential
An interest in work that is a combination of creative and technical tasks
A patient attitude and the ability to alternate between intense periods of work and lengthy periods of waiting
The ability to occasionally attend rehearsals, functions, and live performances outside of class hours if needed, potentially on evenings and/or weekends
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Production Assistants (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) provide technical, administrative and organisational support to producers or directors for film, television, radio or stage productions.
Other jobs include: front of house mixer/assistant, monitor engineer, lighting operator, stage technician, audio visual operator and assistant stage manager.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 4 core and 11 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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