Skip to main content

Key details

Duration

1 year/s

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

Intake

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 fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

CDU Aquaculture students

Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster"
VET-palmerston-cookery-flipped

Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

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.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBCRT413Collaborate in a creative process40
CUAIND413Communicate effectively with arts professionals30
CUAMWB401Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries50
CUAPPM421Contribute to organising productions50
 Total nominal hours for core units170
ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP A
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry6
ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP B
CUALGT412Implement lighting designs50
CUALGT413Set up and operate lighting cues and effects50
CUAPPM432Coordinate production operations45
CUASOU412Manage audio input sources30
CUASOU413Manage audio system control networks120
CUASOU414Manage wireless audio operations50
CUASOU421Mix audio for live productions140
CUASTA411Operate show control systems50
CUAVSS401Operate complex vision systems90
RIIWHS204EWork safely at heights20
ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP C
BSBLDR414Lead team effectiveness50
 Total nominal hours for elective units695
 Total nominal hours for the qualification871

 

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.

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

Through the experiences I’ve had of exhibiting my art in open spaces, I’ve learned about the joys and challenges of engaging diverse publics in art. It has encouraged me to do more in art and in engaging with others.

Luci

CDU student

Luci's art

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).

You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

You make CDU

Our students choose to study with us because we share the same vision – to make a positive change. Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction.

How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

We’re here to help you

By submitting this form you agree to receive future student communications such as key date reminders, study tips, real student stories and more. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time. See our privacy policy for more information.