Technical Production for schools

Accredited courses in Technical Production are available through TAFE SA’s VET for Schools program to students in year 12. 

Certificate III in Live Production and Services CUA30415

Established exclusively for Year 12 students, the course offers the opportunity for hands-on training and experience in lighting, sound, staging and vision. Students who thrive in our course/s usually have some amateur or school-based experience in drama or music productions, but this is not a pre-requisite. 

At TAFE SA students will participate in regular, structured studio classes and then work on dance, drama and band productions in  an environment which replicates industry conditions and equipment.

Semester 1
  • Work safely in the construction industry CPCCOHS1001A
  • Install and disassemble audio equipment CUASOU308
  • Develop basic audio skills and knowledge CUASOU201
  • Use hand and power tools ICTTEN202
  • Produce computer aided drawings CUAACD302
  • Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge (CUALGT201)
Semester 2
  • Organise personal work priorities and development BSBWOR301
  • Work effectively in the creative arts industry CUAIND301
  • Apply work health and safety practices CUAWHS301
  • Provide services to customers SITXCCS303
  • Participate in collaborative creative projects CUAPPR304
  • Install staging elements CUASTA302
  • Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components MEM05001B
  • Undertake live audio operations CUASOU301
  • Install and test vision systems CUAVSS301 

Duration: February to November

Contact hours: 1 day per week between 9am – 5.30pm. For enthusiastic students, optional production work may be available.

Nominal hours: 625 (approx)

SACE Credits: This course may entitle you to SACE credits, please check the SACE website for details.

Price: $3,000 for full course (subject to change). Payable over two semesters. Contact us for single unit costings.

Note: TAFE SA semesters do not align with school term dates, therefore some attendance may be required outside of normal school weeks.

Single subject selection

Students may select single subjects from the full qualification and/or specialist units from our Scenic Art and/or Props courses. Subjects in Scenic Art and Props are run on non-consecutive half days during Semester 1. Please consult the Technical Production VET coordinator for more information.

Register your interest by completing the form below.

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VET Coordinator