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Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Career Area:Creative Industries, Fashion & Media National Code:CUA50415
Diploma of Live Production and Technical ServicesThis 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.

Pyrotechnics
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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Career Pathways

Relevant job roles may include stage or production managers, event managers and technical specialists in areas such as lighting, audio visual (AV), staging or production design.

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
08-02-2018 Full Time
16hrs/Week for 36 weeks
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Dates: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017, Monday 15 Jan, Friday 19 Jan, Monday 22 Jan or Thursday 25 Jan 2018
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building D, First Floor, Room 8 (D.1.08)

Or

Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm and 5.00pm to 6.30pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building D, First Floor, Room 8 (D.1.08)


Students who cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.
Details of eligibility for subsidised training are available here.
A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI.

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.
Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.

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Classes will run on Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. Timetable is subject to change.

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.


First Qualification Fee is $3,600.00
Second Qualification Fee is $4,060.00

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided when you enrol.

Information on VET Student Loans can be found here.

Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption.

Your enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training until you have paid either the relevant student fee, a concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee. You may have the option to pay your student fee in more than one instalment. The first payment is due when you enrol.

More information on your rights and responsibilities can be found here

If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

If your employer is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.
CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
18NEW-002UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 12 February 201813 April 201803 April 2018$1,015.00
18NEW-003UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 30 April 201822 June 201804 June 2018$1,015.00
18NEW-004UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 23 July 201828 September 201806 August 2018$1,015.00
18NEW-005UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 15 October 201830 November 201805 November 2018$1,015.00

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBCOM501 - Identify and interpret compliance requirements
  • BSBCRT501 - Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBWHS501 - Ensure a safe workplace
  • BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • CPCCOHS1001A - Work safely in the construction industry
  • CUAIND502 - Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
  • CUAINN501 - Adopt an innovative approach to creating production elements
  • CUAPPM501 - Manage small-scale live productions
  • CUAPPM502 - Realise productions
  • CUAPPM504 - Manage bump in and bump out of shows
  • CUASMT501 - Stage manage productions and events
  • CUASMT503 - Develop and maintain production documents
  • CUASOU401 - Mix live audio
  • FNSORG501 - Develop and manage a budget
Other Information

The STAGE and PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT program is focused on:

• giving students specialist skills that will enable you to undertake a wide range of technical jobs in a diverse and growing creative workforce
• developing students into independent technical practitioners who can apply their skills to new production experiences and to use their initiative in managing creative projects.

You can enter the course through a number of entry points which demonstrate your potential to undertake training at Diploma level, including (but not restricted to) the successful achievement of a relevant Certificate III qualification, e.g. CUA30413 Certificate III Live Production and Services or through demonstrating a level of experience in live production work either in schools, other tertiary institutions, non-professional groups or the professional performing arts industry. It is expected that applicants have at least year 10 competencies in numeracy and literacy. Year 12 Levels are preferred. It is recommended applicants have their HSC or equivalent qualification, but it is not essential.

To successfully complete the Diploma Live Production and Technical Services you should possess the following entry-level skills and attributes:

• ability to interact constructively with others in a creative setting
• strong interest in and motivation to become a professional technical person
• ability to respond to instruction and accept constructive criticism
• acceptance of the time and commitment to study
• an understanding of the content and purpose of the course

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Course Enrolment Guide.

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Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 08-02-2018,
Study Options: Full Time, 16hrs/Week, 36W weeks
How to Enrol: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Dates: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017, Monday 15 Jan, Friday 19 Jan, Monday 22 Jan or Thursday 25 Jan 2018
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building D, First Floor, Room 8 (D.1.08)

Or

Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm and 5.00pm to 6.30pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building D, First Floor, Room 8 (D.1.08)


Students who cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.
Details of eligibility for subsidised training are available here.
A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI.

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.
Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.
Proposed Timetable: Classes will run on Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. Timetable is subject to change.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges:

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.


First Qualification Fee is $3,600.00
Second Qualification Fee is $4,060.00

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided when you enrol.

Information on VET Student Loans can be found here.

Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption.

Your enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training until you have paid either the relevant student fee, a concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee. You may have the option to pay your student fee in more than one instalment. The first payment is due when you enrol.

More information on your rights and responsibilities can be found here

If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

If your employer is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.
CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
18NEW-002UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 12 February 201813 April 201803 April 2018$1,015.00
18NEW-003UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 30 April 201822 June 201804 June 2018$1,015.00
18NEW-004UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 23 July 201828 September 201806 August 2018$1,015.00
18NEW-005UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 15 October 201830 November 201805 November 2018$1,015.00
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBCOM501 - Identify and interpret compliance requirements
  • BSBCRT501 - Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBWHS501 - Ensure a safe workplace
  • BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • CPCCOHS1001A - Work safely in the construction industry
  • CUAIND502 - Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
  • CUAINN501 - Adopt an innovative approach to creating production elements
  • CUAPPM501 - Manage small-scale live productions
  • CUAPPM502 - Realise productions
  • CUAPPM504 - Manage bump in and bump out of shows
  • CUASMT501 - Stage manage productions and events
  • CUASMT503 - Develop and maintain production documents
  • CUASOU401 - Mix live audio
  • FNSORG501 - Develop and manage a budget
Important Information: Other Information

The STAGE and PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT program is focused on:

• giving students specialist skills that will enable you to undertake a wide range of technical jobs in a diverse and growing creative workforce
• developing students into independent technical practitioners who can apply their skills to new production experiences and to use their initiative in managing creative projects.

You can enter the course through a number of entry points which demonstrate your potential to undertake training at Diploma level, including (but not restricted to) the successful achievement of a relevant Certificate III qualification, e.g. CUA30413 Certificate III Live Production and Services or through demonstrating a level of experience in live production work either in schools, other tertiary institutions, non-professional groups or the professional performing arts industry. It is expected that applicants have at least year 10 competencies in numeracy and literacy. Year 12 Levels are preferred. It is recommended applicants have their HSC or equivalent qualification, but it is not essential.

To successfully complete the Diploma Live Production and Technical Services you should possess the following entry-level skills and attributes:

• ability to interact constructively with others in a creative setting
• strong interest in and motivation to become a professional technical person
• ability to respond to instruction and accept constructive criticism
• acceptance of the time and commitment to study
• an understanding of the content and purpose of the course

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Course Enrolment Guide.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.