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Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services

  • National Course Code: CUA60213
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA60213-01V02-19DCE-065

Location – Design Centre Enmore

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week



1 Year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in the entertainment industry who are expected to apply theory and creative skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have significant autonomy in performing complex technical operations and for making a range of business and production management decisions.

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Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

1. Have completed CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices or can demonstrate equivalence; and

2. Are able to demonstrate technical production skills in at least one specialisation that support learning at Advanced Diploma level. A specialisation could comprise skills in at least one of the following areas:

- costume
- lighting
- screen and media
- production design
- scenery and props
- sound
- stage management
- staging
- vision systems.

In particular, they must be able to provide evidence of their ability to:

- develop solutions in at least one specialisation;
- produce a body of work demonstrating technical skills in at least one specialisation;
- respond effectively to workplace challenges and requirements in line with current industry standards; and
- apply knowledge of trends and traditions in at least one specialisation.

Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study.
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In addition to your classes on campus, you should expect to do at least 7 hours per week of study including, research, projects, pre and post class reading.

Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services is unique to the Design Centre Enmore. Students will explore all areas of production design for stage, film, festivals, events and television including set and costume, props, model making, prosthtetics and SFX make-up, art direction for film and editing techniques, lighting and construction techniques and entertainment management. Areas of study are delivered by some of Australia's most respected designers in ouw own film studion, editing, computer and workshop facilities. Graduates that have completed their Advanced Diploma might expect employment across a broad range of creative industries in the entertainment sphere and beyond including corporate and community events and festivals, professional and community theatre, television production houses and the film industry.

Application is Online but applicants must attend a portfolio interview. In some cases applicants may be encouraged to undertake Certificate III Design Fundamentals and/or Certificate IV Design to prepare them for the Diploma entry.

There are no Information Sessions scheduled at this time.? Please contact campus for more information.


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You will need to attend 17 hours of class over 3 days per week for 1 year. This course is typically offered between Tuesday to Friday, between 8.30am and 6.00pm.

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your fees. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.


This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

The loan cap for this course is $10,342. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each unit of study is $2,586, and you will need to directly pay the remaining $397 for each Unit of Study.

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Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

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Additonal resources will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $190.00 for materials/consumables, subsidising field trips and visits, safety equipment and/or toolkits and general resources.



Payment - funding:

Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

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.

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Core Units
Number Title
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
BSBWHS605 Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
CUAIND601 Work professionally in the creative arts industry
CUAPPM502 Realise productions
CUAPPM503 Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes
CUAPPR602 Collaborate in professional creative projects
FNSORG501 Develop and manage a budget
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBCRT601 Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity
BSBDES601 Manage design realisation
CUAACD601 Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools
CUADIG509 Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
CUAPPM601 Manage pre-production for shows and events
CUACOS510 Realise costumes

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.
Stage Manager,Props master,Technical services manager,Facilities Manager (Theatre and Cinema),Box Office Manager,Operations manager,Wardrobe supervisor

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Course Location

Design Centre Enmore
110 Edgeware Road, Enmore
Phone 131 601

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