Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

CUA50420

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $14220

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Average Course Duration: 1 Year

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Description

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

It applies to work in staging, broadcasting, scenery and set construction, wardrobe, entertainment administration, lighting and sound, performing arts, arts administration, entertainment customer service, entertainment technical operations and live production work environments.

The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Special Effects Designer, Production Designer, Audio Visual Designer, Workshop Manager (Sets and Props), Costume Designer, Props Supervisor, Lighting Supervisor, Line Manager, Scenic Art Supervisor, Lighting Designer, Senior Stage Carpenter, Production Supervisor, Front of House Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Stage Manager, Production Manager, Set Supervisor, Venue Manager (Theatre and Cinema), Set Designer, AV Systems Designer, AV Manager, AV IT Manager, Tour Manager, Automation Technician and Department Manager. It also provides a pathway to other roles in similar work environments.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

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:

  • CPCCLDG3001 Licence to perform dogging
  • CPCCLRG3001 Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • CPCCLRG3002 Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
  • CPCCLRG4001 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 'CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry' from the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

    Users are advised to check with the relevant licensing authority for requirements.

    Units of competency in qualification

    Some individual units of competency may have their own licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Users must check individual units of competency for licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements relevant to that unit.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    NOTE: This course is more recent than the latest Student Outcomes Survey.

    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Creative Arts field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Creative Arts field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Creative Arts field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Creative Arts field (Diploma) are most often employed as:

    Professionals

    24.8%

    Professionals
    Sales Workers

    24.2%

    Sales Workers
    Community and Personal Service Workers

    17.2%

    Community and Personal Service Workers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Creative Arts field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

    Retail Trade

    26.2%

    Retail Trade
    Accommodation and Food Services

    18.7%

    Accommodation and Food Services
    Education and Training

    11.4%

    Education and Training

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     

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    JobTrainer

    If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

    For information on courses and occupations that may be available in your region, please select your state or territory.

    Subsidised Training

    State and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study certain courses.
    Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

    VET Student Loans

    This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The maximum amount that can be loaned for this course is $16,077.

    The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.



    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Creative Arts and Culture Career Pathway

    Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services is in the Creative Arts Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Creative Arts and Culture.


    Stream

    Dance
    Musical Theatre
    Community Dance Theatre & Events
    Music Industry
    Visual Arts
    Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
    Creative Industries
    Screen & Media
    Design
    Broadcast Technology
    Arts Administration & Services

    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Australian Apprenticeships


    Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.


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