National code: CUA30420

Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)

Production Assistants (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) provide technical, administrative and organisational support to producers or directors for film, television, radio or stage productions.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    60%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    600 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    31 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,160

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    45 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Lower

  • Gender share

    67% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Decline

Other jobs include: Front of house mixer/assistant, Monitor engineer, Lighting operator, Stage technician, Audiovisual operator and Assistant stage manager

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Plan a career in the creative arts industry CUAIND314

  • Participate in collaborative creative projects CUAPPR314

  • Organise personal work priorities BSBPEF301

  • Work effectively in the creative arts industry CUAIND311

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

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

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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