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.
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
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
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Prior Certificate III in Live Production and Services as evidenced by a copy of your transcript OR
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 III in Live Production and Services
After applying for this course, TAFE will contact you with information about how you can provide us with the information we need to determine your suitability for this course.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
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.
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
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: Front of house mix operator, Monitor operator, Production manager, Stage technician, Lighting designer or operator and Vision systems operator
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Diploma of 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 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.
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
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