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Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services

  • National Course Code: CUA60213
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA60213-01V03-21NIR-200

Location – Nirimba


Full Time



Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

1.8 Hours per week


18 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally recognised Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services develops the practical skills you need to work as a live art director, costumer designer or set designer. Youll turn your passion for visual production into a rewarding career in the creative arts industry.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Develop and manage creative projects from conception to realisation
  • Collaborate with a team of like-minded colleagues
  • Create digital art and costumes
  • Manage event pre-production
  • Understand concepts of creativity
  • Work within arts industry safety standards


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Creativity
  • Spatial awareness and coordination
  • Teamwork skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Time management and initiative
  • Effective communication skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own business

Career opportunities:

  • Art director
  • Production designer
  • Set designer
  • Props maker
  • Costumer designer
  • Assistant director
  • Assistant producer


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate III in Live Production and Technical services
  • Diploma of Live Production and Services
  • Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management services (Industry Portfolio)

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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.


To be selected for a place in this course, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • Technical production skills in at least one of the following areas through a portfolio of work: costume, lighting, screen and media, production design, scenery and props, sound, stage management, staging or vision systems
  • That you have completed unit CUAWHS302 - Apply work health and safety practices, and can provide a transcript as evidence, or you can demonstrate equivalent non-accredited experience through a copy of your qualifications or a letter from your employer


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

  • An ability to perform creative manual work, which can include lifting and carrying
  • The ability to operate standard design software like the Adobe Creative Cloud suite
  • A capacity to work off site at various locations outside of your TAFE NSW campus
  • A white card or be willing to gain a white card to access some production venues

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

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.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • experienced industry professionals who are seeking recognition of the skills and knowledge (RPL).

This is an Advanced Diploma level qualification. Although this course has no official entry requirements, sensibly, there are some criteria that applicants must be able to demonstrate.

Successful applicants will have a demonstrable body of professional expertise in the live production industry. This expertise must be associated with both mastery of technical operation of live production technology and developed skills in entertainment production management practice. The course is structured with elective packages to suit both technical operators and live production managers.

This course is designed to assess the evidence you provide that supports your professional practice in live production technical operation and live production management. To meet this objective, you will compile a portfolio of documents that tells the story of your accumulated experience.

TAFE will provide guides and documents to assist this process and will review your portfolio against the requirements of the National qualification Framework course units and make a determination regarding granting of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this qualification.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course


This is a full time, workbased course. You will need to complete approximately 1 hour of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 18 weeks. As well as the online component, there is a requirement to do 0.8 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 3.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, skills practice, volountary work in related areas, networking and other releated entertainment industry activities.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are experienced industry professionals who are seeking recognition of the skills and knowledge (RPL).
  • are employed in live production technical operation and live production management.

This course covers level 5 and level 6 skills in Live Production and Management practice. This is an Advanced Diploma level qualification. This course does not have any tuition related to the course subject matter however there is support for the process of creating a portfolio of evidence of professional practice.

The course has a range of elective options suited to common Live Production professional role. Selection of these electives will be undertaken upon consultation between TAFE staff and student candidates following enrolment.


There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.


As this course is targeted at experienced entertainment industry practitioners it is not anticipated that LLN support will be required, however it is available, should support be required.

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
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday from 10.00am to 11.00am. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


You will need to provide the following resources which is retained on completion of study:

As this is a portfolio assessed course candidates must have access to computing technology and the internet and must supply all materials and data capabilities to compile a professional portfolio.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.


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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

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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
BSBFIM601 Manage finances
BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
CUALGT501 Realise lighting designs
CUALGT502 Manage installation of lighting systems
CUALGT503 Manage lighting operations for outdoor events
CUAPPM601 Manage pre-production for shows and events
CUASOU501 Manage audio operations for outdoor events
CUASOU502 Manage the operation of stage monitor systems
CUASOU506 Create a final sound balance
CUAVSS501 Design vision systems
CUAVSS502 Implement vision system designs

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

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

Eastern Road, Quakers Hill
Phone 131 601

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