Diploma Program in Lighting, Sound, Staging and Vision

Duration Up to 18 months Full Time
TAFE SA CodeCP00231
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This qualification will prepare you for employment in leadership roles 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.



Campus / Delivery Study Mode Application
Adelaide College of the ArtsOn CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • Applicants with limited or no underpinning knowledge and skills will commence at a lower level and normal fees will apply. Please contact the program area at arts.adl@tafesa.edu.au for further information.

    Employment Outcomes

    Lighting, sound, staging and vision crew (installation, technician, operator, programmer, mixer). Typically installing and operating the technical systems which support the Live Entertainment industry. Many ex-students work freelance or in corporate environments in a variety of more autonomous roles where they contribute their skills in systems design, programming, production management and artistic outcomes.

    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

    Diploma Program in Lighting, Sound, Staging and Vision
    This course advances your technical and creative capabilities in mixing live audio, operating and programming moving lights, designing sound systems & designing lighting for productions. You will work closely with directors, choreographers, musicians and our production manager to ensure timely, safe, creative & cost effective outcomes. Production and project work is at the core of this Diploma and you are expected to behave professionally, be pro-active and highly motivated to attend and/or initiate production meetings that drive the work-flow and resource requirements to achieve high production standards. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 10 elective units.


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

    QualificationTAFE SA CodeNational Code
    Diploma of Live Production and Technical ServicesTP00981CUA50415

    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.


    The TAFE SA qualification 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.