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Certificate III in Live Production and Services

  • National Course Code: CUA30415
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA30415-01V02-20ULT-307

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

27.5 Hours per week


17 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in providing services for the entertainment industry. They may provide assistance with technical support to a team.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
Electrical work
In some States and Territories of Australia a restricted electrical licence is required. Restricted electrical licences allow a person to carry out electrical work incidental to a trade. Incidental work may include fault-finding on equipment or changing like for like equipment by disconnecting and reconnecting the fixed wiring. It does not include any other changes to the fixed wiring.

National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work
The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels:
CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level
CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level.

National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work
Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

To be interested in operating and installing live sound systems, lights, vision systems and live staging. You will use mixing consoles, lighting rigs, projection equipment, and live PA equipment in order to produce a live show or event. You would benefit from having a keen interest in live music and events, and being a part of the live show production process, or working at conferences and corporate events.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building M, level 1, Room M1:05


Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building M, level 1, Room M1:05


Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building M, level 1, Room M1:05


Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building M, level 1, Room M1:05

Additional timetables may also be offered, please email if you have specific requirements or questions.

Indicative timetable is Monday, Tuesday and Friday subject to change based on enrolment numbers and resource allocation. All students should attend classes for 16 hours per week.


This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 17 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 12 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including study, research, assignment preparation, and industry events.


LIVE PRODUCTION is the focus of this Certificate III in Live Production and Services

You will gain the knowledge and skills required to begin a career in live music, conference operations and related technical services. This includes mixing live sound, setting up and operating lights, staging and AV systems, video cameras, vision switchers and projectors. This Certificate III is tyoically sufficient for gaining employment at clubs, concerts, conventions and corporate events. You may also progress to Diploma of Live Production Design at Design Centre Enmore.


Attend one of the following information sessions to meet with teaching staff, discuss the courses, and get more information about enrolment and next steps, at Ultimo College, Building M, Level 1, Room M1.5, Mary Ann St, Ultimo, at the following times:

Tuesday 19 November 6:00pm
Tuesday 3 December 6:00pm
Tuesday 10 December, 6:00pm
Tuesday 21 January, 6:00pm
Tuesday 28 January, 6:00pm
Tuesday 4 February, 6:00pm

If you're unable to attend and would like to schedule an alternative time to visit, please phone Customer Service on 131 601 or email the Head Teacher

Keep an eye out for updates and register to attend at

The Music section at Ultimo Campus has numerous Apple Mac computers, rehearsal rooms, pianos, guitars & drumkits. These facilities can be booked to use by enrolled students.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Monday from 9.30am to 12.30pm, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


There are no additional costs for this course, though you may benefit from attending events and getting involved with gear that you learn about during the course.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
SITXCCS303 Provide service to customers
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
CUAPPR304 Participate in collaborative creative projects
CUAIND301 Work effectively in the creative arts industry
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
Elective Units
Number Title
CUAVSS302 Operate vision systems
CUAVSS301 Install and test vision systems
CUASTA301 Assist with production operations for live performances
CUASOU308 Install and disassemble audio equipment
CUASOU301 Undertake live audio operations
CUALGT304 Install and operate follow spots
CUALGT303 Install and test lighting equipment
CUALGT301 Operate basic lighting
BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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