Arts & Design

Performing Arts

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Certificate III in Live Production and Services

Duration Up to 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeCUA30413
TAFE SA CodeTP00661
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfilesDesigners for Theatre, Performance and EventsDesigners for Theatre, Performance and Events,  Lighting, Sound, Staging, Vision TechniciansLighting, Sound, Staging, Vision Technicians,  Set Builders, Props Makers, Scenic ArtistsSet Builders, Props Makers, Scenic Artists,  Stage ManagersStage Managers
FacultiesArts and Design
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Campus/Delivery SATAC
Application Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
Adelaide College of the Arts604304Apply Now On CampusFT & PTDay Only

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

    Course Notes & Special Requirements

    • If there are more applicants than available places, TAFE SA will make offers based on date of application.

    How to Apply

    Award Courses

    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Occupational outcomes may include: Assistant Stage Manager; Entry-level Design Assistant; Entry-level Props, Set, Scenic Art Workshop Assistant; Entry-level Audio, Lighting, Sound, Staging Technician.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Live Production and Services (CUA30413)
    This qualification reflects the roles of Assistant Stage Managers, Design Assistants, Props, Set and Scenic Art Workshop Assistants and Audio/Sound, Lighting, and Staging Technicians.
    They apply a broad range of skills and knowledge in providing technical production and design services for the entertainment, performing arts, concert, film production, festivals and events industries.
    They are required to demonstrate good team skills, consistent performance, reliability and initiative within the scope of their role.
    They work collaboratively with a wide range of other creative and technical personnel under supervision of more experienced personnel.
    Study streams are:

    • Construction including Props, Set and Scenic Art units
    • Design including Props, Set, Scenic Art and Design units
    • Stage Management including Audio/Sound, Lighting, Staging, Props and Stage Management units
    • Technical Production including Audio/Sound, Lighting and Staging units. 6 core units plus 9 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

    To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.