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  • CUA30415

Certificate III in Live Production and Services

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your backstage career in the entertainment industry with this entry-level qualification. Develop the basic skills and knowledge to work as an assistant in props, stage production, or the box office.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Box Office Assistant
  • Props Assistant
  • Stage Production Assistant (Carpentry)
  • Stage Production Assistant (Lighting Systems)
  • Stage Production Assistant (Vision Systems)
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Mixer/Technician
  • Sound Recordist
  • Sound Technician
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CUA30415 Certificate III in Live Production and Services

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the first step towards a backstage career in the entertainment industry with this entry-level qualification. Develop the basic skills and knowledge to work as an assistant in the box office, props, or stage production at a theatre or other performance venue. Research shows that creativity, communication, and problem-solving will be the most desired skills in the future job market. This qualification will give you the core skills needed to work in this diverse industry.

You will learn how to provide basic assistance in lighting, staging, and audio as well as develop essential knowledge of workplace health and safety and effective creative arts industry work practices. Our team of industry professionals will provide the guidance you need to succeed in our state-of-the-art performance spaces, working on a diverse range of events.

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills and knowledge to work as a box office assistant, props assistant, or stage production assistant in carpentry, lighting systems or vision systems. You will also have a solid foundation to continue with further study in this area.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCCOHS1001A
Work safely in the construction industry
CUAIND301
Work effectively in the creative arts industry
CUAPPR304
Participate in collaborative creative projects
CUASMT301
Work effectively backstage during performances
CUAWHS302
Apply work health and safety practices
SITXCCS303
Provide service to customers

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWOR202
Organise and complete daily work activities
CUALGT201
Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge
CUALGT303
Install and test lighting equipment
CUASMT301
Work effectively backstage during performances
CUASOU201
Develop basic audio skills and knowledge
CUASOU301
Undertake live audio operations
CUASOU302
Compile and replay audio material
CUASOU306
Operate sound reinforcement systems
CUASOU308
Install and disassemble audio equipment
CUASTA201
Develop basic staging skills
CUASTA301
Assist with production operations for live performances
CUAVSS301
Install and test vision systems

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that students have successfully completed Year 10 (or equivalent), are aged 16 or older, or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicate likely success in completing the course.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect/the University of Canberra's online learning system Moodle, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

A recommended reading list and/or required textbooks will be provided after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Standard “theatre blacks” – the typical technician uniform. Plain black shirt, black trousers, sturdy black enclosed shoes with no logos.

You will also require access to personal stationary and an external hard drive (1TB). Various industry memberships may be recommended throughout your course, and these subscriptions may also incur additional costs.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland