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Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

National Course Code: CUA50415

TAFE NSW Course Number: CUA50415-01V02


Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
4 Feb 2019


35 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Indicative Cost: $4,060

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  • Government Subsidised
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This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, coordinate, carry out and evaluate technical requirements for productions, events or exhibitions in creative arts industry environments. They have autonomy in carrying out their own work and can be responsible for the output of others within broad parameters.

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.

In some States and Territories of Australia a licence is required to allow people to plan and operate a fireworks display.

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.

The duration of this Diploma course is two semesters (one year) of full time study.

The Diploma in Live Production & Technical Services provides students with a comprehensive overview of the technologies that may be used in live production for music, theatre & corporate presentations plus other sectors of the entertainment industry.

This course provides skills and experience consistent with the growing needs of the entertainment industry. This program is focused on giving students the underpinning knowledge and practical skills that will enable them to undertake a wide range of jobs in a diverse and growing industry. Students learn through practical, hands on classes and exercises in classrooms, performance venues and other locations. All classes have a strong focus on the skills which industry require. During your training at Entertainment Nirimba you will be taught and supervised by highly qualified, experienced teachers who are active in their professional roles within the entertainment industry.

Please note that this course does not include any course units covering rigging, dogging or any other high risk work.

For more information about WSI Entertainment, visit:
http://entertainment.wsi.tafensw.edu.au/ or

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

To enter this qualification, individuals must provide evidence of their technical skills in either costume, lighting, scenery and props, screen and media, sound, stage management, staging or vision systems and the ability to:
develop solutions in at least one technical area
produce a body of work demonstrating skills in at least one technical area
respond effectively to workplace challenges and requirements in line with current industry standards
apply knowledge of trends and traditions in at least one technical area
and have completed CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices or can demonstrate equivalence.

Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study.

Are there any additional entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

To gain entry into this qualification applicant will be required to meet entry selection criteria. Applicants must have completed a Certificate 3 in Live Production or entertainment (or equivalent) or have a minimum of 6 months experience working in live production crewing. We will contact you after we receive your course application with details of exact information we will need before we can offer you a place in the course.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

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.

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
CUAPOS402 Manage media assets
CUASOU501 Manage audio operations for outdoor events
UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
CUALGT401 Operate complex lighting
CUAPPM502 Realise productions
CUASTA502 Manage show control operations
BSBCOM501 Identify and interpret compliance requirements
CUALGT501 Realise lighting designs
CUAPPM504 Manage bump in and bump out of shows
CUAVSS401 Operate complex vision systems
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
CUALGT503 Manage lighting operations for outdoor events
CUASOU404 Manage wireless audio operations
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
CUALGT502 Manage installation of lighting systems
CUASOU401 Mix live audio
CUAVSS502 Implement vision system designs
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPM501 Manage small-scale live productions
CUASOU502 Manage the operation of stage monitor systems
UEENEEP026A Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

The indicative cost of this course is $4,060.

CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
19NIR00605Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services-UOS14 Feb 201912 Apr 20194 Mar 2019$1,015
19NIR00608Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services-UOS229 Apr 201921 Jun 20193 Jun 2019$1,015
19NIR00611Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services-UOS322 Jul 201927 Sep 20195 Aug 2019$1,015
19NIR00614Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services-UOS414 Oct 20198 Dec 20194 Nov 2019$1,015

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

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 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.

If you would like more information about VET Student Loans please visit the TAFE NSW website or contact us on 131 870.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 4 Feb 2019

Full Time: 19 hours per week x 35 Weeks

Monday to Thursday. Subject to changes.

To register your interest in this course, please use the Apply option.

Please note: This course is offered based on demand. Applicants will be required to meet entry selection criteria. Please refer all enquiries about suitability to Andy Jenkinson 9208 7051.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI please visit www.usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI. Please advise TAFE NSW your USI number at the time of enrolment.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

19NIR-004 S:4/2/2019 E:8/12/2019

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Contact by Training Services NSW
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.