Certificate IV Program in Lighting, Sound, Staging and Vision

TAFE SA Code: CP00228

Incorporating: Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services (CUA40415)


This course prepares you for a career in the entertainment, performing arts, concert, film production, festivals and events industries. You will collaborate with performing artists on several acting and dance shows each year, and our technical students also work on live music performances.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • Certificate III in Live Production and Services
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Full Fee

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • Students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Lighting, Sound, Staging, Vision Crew or Installation Technician or Operator.
    Typically installing and maintaining the technical systems which support the Live Entertainment industry in a supervised environment.

    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.

    Skills Covered

    Certificate IV Program in Lighting, Sound, Staging and Vision
    This course builds on the skills gained in the Certificate III in Live Production and Services. It will further develop your practical skills in Wireless Audio, Audio Systems, Sound Consoles, Lighting Desks, Lighting Installations, Vision Systems & Staging Equipment through classwork and participation on productions. You will undertake lead production roles as Heads of Department in specialist areas including managing crew, overseeing system installations, working within established timelines and contributing to WHS practices. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 11 elective units.


    Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:

    Qualification TAFE SA Code National Code
    Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services TP00980 CUA40415

    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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Call Performances 100
    Experiment With Techniques to Produce Wood Objects 50
    Make Costume Accessories 60
    Make Prop Furniture 100
    Make Props Using Mixed Media 50
    Make Scale Models 50
    Use Casting and Moulding Techniques to Make Props 50
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