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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

CUA40420

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a range of technical production jobs in creative arts industry environments. It applies to work in lighting and sound, music industry, entertainment customer service, entertainment technical operations, entertainment administration, staging, wardrobe, scenery and set construction, broadcasting production, live production and entertainment technical operations work environments.

They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Lighting and Sound include:
>Stage Manager
>Audio visual installation technician
>Audio visual technician
>Lighting technician and/or operator
>Venue technician
>Production technician
>Production Manager

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Fees

Domestic Students

2022 Indicative fees for this course:
VET Tuition Fees: $3,048.50 (for students who are eligible and receive an NT domestic subsidised place); or
Domestic Full Fees: $10,887.50 (for domestic full fee places).
Fees will vary according to your choice of units.

Please note: a limited number of NT Government subsidy places are available for eligible NT domestic students so contact us now to secure your place for 2022.

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2021: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.
2022: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Fee for service

In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.

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Why study at CDU?

Whether you learn on campus or online, you will be studying with a proud multi-sector university that’s a leader in research and flexible study delivery. CDU is innovative, industry-relevant and student-centred. Our students are at the heart of all that we do.

  • Benefit from smaller class sizes for more personalised attention
  • Online learners receive the same support as their on-campus peers
  • Enjoy inclusive, welcoming learning environments
  • Utilise our deep connections with industry, businesses and communities in the Northern Territory, across Australia, and beyond

What will I study?

To achieve CUA40420 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services, a total of sixteen (16) units of competency must be completed comprising four (4) core and twelve (12) elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 871.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBCRT413 Collaborate in a creative process 40
CUAIND413 Communicate effectively with arts professionals 30
CUAMWB401 Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries 50
CUAPPM421 Contribute to organising productions 50
  Total nominal hours for core units 170
ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP A
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6
ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP B
CUALGT412 Implement lighting designs 50
CUALGT413 Set up and operate lighting cues and effects 50
CUAPPM432 Coordinate production operations 45
CUASOU412 Manage audio input sources 30
CUASOU413 Manage audio system control networks 120
CUASOU414 Manage wireless audio operations 50
CUASOU421 Mix audio for live productions 140
CUASTA411 Operate show control systems 50
CUAVSS401 Operate complex vision systems 90
RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights 20
ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP C
BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness 50
  Total nominal hours for elective units 695
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 871

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

To gain entry into CUA40420 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services candidates must provide evidence of their skills in live production and technical services and the ability to:

  • produce a body of work demonstrating the ability to respond effectively to workplace requirements associated with live production and technical services in line with current industry standards
  • apply a basic knowledge of trends and traditions in at least one area of technical production.

Skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience or formal study.

Students may be required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine applicable support requirements.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

Having lecturers who were practising artists themselves gave me a greater understanding of the art world and their guidance was invaluable.

Jonathon

CDU Student

Alumni awards finalist, illustrator Jonathon Saunders

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Casuarina

Study Mode: Online, and face-to-face

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
ARTS,ENTERTAINMENT,SPORTS AND RECREATION
Occupation types
Light Technician
Area of study
Creative Arts and Design, Creative and Performing Arts, Arts

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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