National code: CUA50420

    Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Strengthen your practical and technical skills to take your production career to the next level. Get set to work behind the scenes in festivals, theatres and events and learn to collaborate with performers and production crew in this exciting industry.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Manage production projects

    • Maintain safe creative practice

    • Manage bump-in and bump-out of shows

    • Manage live audio front of house

    • Operate monitor systems and wireless audio

    • Operate lighting and vision systems for live performance

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • The ability to operate complex production technology

    • The skills and confidence to function professionally in a creative environment providing technical support

    • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • A Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services as evidenced by a copy of your transcript OR

    • Attend an interview with our teaching staff to determine you have a level of knowledge, skills and experience in the music industry equivalent to the Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

    • After you apply for this course, TAFE NSW will contact you about how you can provide us with the information we need to determine your suitability for this course

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • 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.

    • Please note that course work includes lifting, carrying and connecting live production equipment.

    • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: front of house mix operator, monitor operator, production manager, stage technician, lighting designer or operator and vision systems operator.

    Study pathways

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

    Previous study0 Courses

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

    The Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Related study1 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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 4 core and 11 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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.

    • Manage people performanceBSBLDR522

    • Manage complex projectsBSBPMG541

    • Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledgeCUAIND512

    • Establish and maintain safe creative practiceCUAPPR515

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities 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

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • 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

    Info sessionsWant to know more?

    There are a total of 1 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

    You can select a study option below to see the sessions available. Or you can view all sessions related to Music and Production

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