Diploma of Live Production Design

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    Course description and aims

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who design for live theatre performance. They execute judgements across a broad range of technical functions in the entertainment industry and have a wide range of specialised technical, creative or conceptual skills. They have autonomy in performing and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad parameters.

    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.

    Information on occupational licensing and its intersection with vocational education and training can be found in Licensing Line News at www.licensinglinenews.com.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Entry requirements

    Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:
    1. Have completed CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures or can demonstrate equivalence; and
    2. Are able to demonstrate production design skills that support learning at Diploma level.

    In particular, they must be able to provide evidence of their ability to:
    - engage with the design process by developing solutions through research, reflection and generating and refining ideas;
    - produce a body of design work demonstrating the ability to respond effectively and creatively to design challenges and requirements;
    - refine concepts in line with current industry standards; and
    - apply knowledge of trends and traditions in at least one of the following areas:
    . costume
    . lighting
    . scenery and props
    . screen and media
    . sound
    . staging
    . vision systems.

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

    Enrol at any location

    Design Centre
    Full Time
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    1 Year
    Financial Assistance:
    VET Student Loan
    18 Hours per week
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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.

    Wednesday, 11 October, or 1 November or 6 December 2017 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at Design Centre Enmore, 110 Edgeware Road, Enmore, Building D, Ground Floor, Exhibition Space

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class a week over 4 days.

    How to enrol or apply:


    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:


    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.

    The loan cap for this course is $10,150. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each unit of study is $2,538, and you will need to directly pay the remaining $350 for each Unit of Study.

    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


    Resource will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $190.00 for materials/consumables, subsidising field trips and visits, safety equipment and/or toolkits and general resources.


    Fees, payment and refunds: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

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

    Other Information:

    The Diploma of Live Production Design is unique to the award winning Design Centre Enmore. Students will explore all areas of production design for stage, film, festivals, events and television including set and costume, props, model making, prosthtetics and SFX make-up, art direction for film and editing techniques, lighting and construction techniques and entertainment management. Areas of study are delivered by some of Australia's most respected designers in our own film studion, editing, computer and workshop facilities.The course provides a pathway into the Advanced Diploma of Live production and Managements Services which is also unique to the Design Centre Enmore.

    Graduates that have completed their Advanced Diploma might expect employment across a broad range of creative industries in the entertainment sphere and beyond including corporate and community events and festivals, professional and community theatre, television production houses and the film industry.

    Units of Study

    CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensusAmount
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production Design2018/02/052018/04/202018/04/03$2888.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production Design2018/04/232018/07/062018/06/04$2888.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production Design2018/07/022018/09/142018/08/06$2888.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Live Production Design2018/09/172018/11/302018/11/05$2886.00


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CUAINN501Adopt an innovative approach to creating production elements150
    CUACOS509Design costumes100
    BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplace60
    BSBDES502Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief65
    BSBDES501Implement design solutions60
    CUAIND502Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge50
    BSBCMM401Make a presentation30
    CUASET401Make sets35
    CUAACD302Produce computer-aided drawings50
    CUAGRD502Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications60
    CUADES502Realise production designs100
    CUAPPM502Realise productions60
    CUADIG508Refine digital art techniques80
    CUARES403Research history and theory to inform own arts practice70



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