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Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Duration Up to 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeCUA50413
TAFE SA CodeTP00662
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfilesLighting, 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 Arts Closed Check StatusOn CampusFT & PTDay Only

Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

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    Selection criteria is only used when there are more applicants for the course than places available. Applicants will be ranked in the following order:

    1. CSPA score

    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: Stage Manager; Head Audio/Lighting/Staging Technician; Leading Hand Set Builder/Props Maker/Scenic Artist.

    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

    Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (CUA50413)
    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who lead technical or production or stage management teams.
    They use specialised knowledge, apply theory and creative skills in a range of situations, and display initiative and judgement in planning work for the entertainment, performing arts, concerts, film productions, festivals and events industries.
    They work collaboratively with a wide range of other creative and technical personnel, are required to demonstrate team leadership skills, consistent performance, reliability, initiative and are responsible for planning and coordinating the work of others within broad parameters.
    Study streams are:

    • Construction including Props, Set and Scenic Art
    • Stage Management
    • Technical Production including Audio/Sound, Lighting and Staging:
      • 5 core units:
        • Identify and interpret compliance requirements
        • Ensure team effectiveness
        • Work safely in the construction industry
        • Manage bump in and bump out of shows
        • Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
        • plus 10 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.

    Credit Transfer

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

    Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

    UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
    University of South AustraliaBachelor of Media Arts10836Details


    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.