Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Costume for Performance)

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  • Live Production and Technical Services course details

    Course description and aims

    Would you like to work in the exciting and creative world of costume for theatre, film or TV? The Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Costume for Performance) is a nationally-recognised course that can help you achieve your career goals.

    In this course you will learn the necessary skills for working in a variety of roles and situations in the costume sector of the entertainment and stage production industries. And you will be learning from industry experts which means the most up-to-date practices, policies and ideas will be taught.

    The course is comprised of electives that cover areas such as costume corsetry and undergarments, cutting and draping period costume, character costumes, costumes for dance and physical theatre, costume coordination, art finishing and theatrical millinery.

    The Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Costume for Performance) can qualify you for a range of positions including costume technician, costume maker, costume supervisor, costume standby and costume design assistant.

    Other Requirements

    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.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Costumier, wardrobe assistant

    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.

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Day
    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    2 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled, VET Student Loan
    7.5 Hours per week
    Indicative course cost:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Monday, 20 November from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Ultimo Campus, Main Campus, Mary Anne Street, Ultimo, Building H, Level 2, Room H2.1A.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 7.5 hours of class a week over 1 day per week for 2 years. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Wednesday, 9:00am to 5:30pm. (please note timetable change)

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


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

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    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.

    Find out more about VET Student Loans at http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/vet%20student%20loans/pages/vet%20student%20loans

    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.

    Find out about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance.

    Other Information:

    The Diploma of Live Production and Technical Serives at Ultimo College is a two year course.

    This course provides a pathway into the Costume Industry. The range of knowledge and skills gained in this qualification will prepare a student to apply technical, research and practical skills in the design and realisation of costumes and accessories that create accurate characters and honest characterisations for film, stage and entertainment productions.This course is seen as the bench mark for training for Film, Television and Theatre. On successful completion of this course graduates gain employment both locally and overseas.

    Units of Study

    CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensusAmount
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 2018/02/052018/04/272018/04/03$508.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 2018/04/302018/07/202018/06/04$508.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 2018/07/232018/10/122018/09/03$508.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 2018/10/152019/01/042018/11/05$508.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 2019/01/072019/03/292019/02/04$508.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 2019/04/012019/06/212019/05/06$508.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 2019/06/242019/09/132019/08/05$508.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services 2019/09/162019/12/062019/10/08$504.00


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CUACOS507Construct costume corsetry and undergarments100
    CUACOS505Coordinate costume manufacture60
    CUACOS503Create theatrical millinery140
    CUACOS508Cut and drape complex period costumes100
    CUACOS509Design costumes100
    CUACOS405Develop expertise in pattern development for costume80
    BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplace60
    BSBCOM501Identify and interpret compliance requirements20
    BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectiveness60
    CUAIND502Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge50
    CUACOS401Make costumes for dance and physical theatre80
    CUACOS501Make period costumes160
    CUAPPM504Manage bump in and bump out of shows36
    CUACOS510Realise costumes60



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