Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services

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  • Live Production and Management Services course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in the entertainment industry who are expected to apply theory and creative skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have significant autonomy in performing complex technical operations and for making a range of business and production management decisions.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Other Requirements

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

    Course outcomes and careers

    Box Office Manager, Facilities Manager (Theatre and Cinema), Operations manager, Props master, Stage Manager, Technical services manager, Wardrobe supervisor.

    Entry requirements

    Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:
    1. Have completed CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices or can demonstrate equivalence; and
    2. Are able to demonstrate technical production skills in at least one specialisation that support learning at Advanced Diploma level. A specialisation could comprise skills in at least one of the following areas:
    - costume
    - lighting
    - screen and media
    - production design
    - scenery and props
    - sound
    - stage management
    - staging
    - vision systems.

    In particular, they must be able to provide evidence of their ability to:
    - develop solutions in at least one specialisation;
    - produce a body of work demonstrating technical skills in at least one specialisation;
    - respond effectively to workplace challenges and requirements in line with current industry standards; and
    - apply knowledge of trends and traditions in at least one specialisation.

    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 type:
    Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    1 Year
    Financial Assistance:
    VET Student Loan
    17 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 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Design Centre Enmore, 110 Edgeware Road, Building D, Ground Floor, The Exhibition Space; OR
    Wednesday 1 November 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Design Centre Enmore, 110 Edgeware Road, Building D, Ground Floor, The Exhibition Space; OR
    Wednesday 6 December 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Design Centre Enmore, 110 Edgeware Road, Building D, Ground Floor, The Exhibition Space.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 17 hours of class a week over 4 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Tuesday to Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit 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:

    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 $390 for each Unit of Study.

    Find out more about VET Student Loans at

    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:


    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:

    Financial assistance:

    Other Information:

    The Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services is unique to the 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 ouw own film studion, editing, computer and workshop facilities. 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-Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services 2018/02/052018/04/202018/04/03$2918.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services 2018/04/232018/07/062018/06/04$2918.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services 2018/07/022018/09/142018/08/06$2918.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services 2018/09/172018/11/302018/11/05$2916.00


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CUAPPR602Collaborate in professional creative projects50
    CUACOS509Design costumes100
    FNSORG501Develop and manage a budget80
    BSBWHS605Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems50
    CUAACD601Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools60
    CUAPPM503Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes150
    CUADIG509Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art70
    BSBDES601Manage design realisation50
    CUAPPM601Manage pre-production for shows and events150
    CUAPPM502Realise productions60
    BSBCRT601Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity65
    BSBPMG522Undertake project work60
    CUAIND601Work professionally in the creative arts industry70



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