Advanced Diploma Program in Stage Management

Duration Up to 18 months Full Time
TAFE SA CodeCP00240
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This course prepares students for employment in stage manager/production coordinator roles in the entertainment, arts, festivals, events and related industries. The program offers intensive training in contemporary practices, collaborations with professional directors, choreographers and others who may be future employers or professional colleagues, frequent collaborations with students from other disciplines like acting, dance, design, set and props making and the technical skill areas, and work placements in the professional industry. Graduates are highly regarded by industry for their job-readiness.



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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access VET Student Loans are required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills, or provide evidence of successful completion of SACE Stage 2 or equivalent Australian Year 12 certificate, or completion of Certificate IV or above.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application

    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 for further information.

    Employment Outcomes

    Stage Manager, Production Coordinator, Event Coordinator.

    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

    Advanced Diploma Program in Stage Management
    This course builds on the skills and knowledge gained in Certificate IV. Stage Management students are responsible for several intensive, immersive in-house productions, working collaboratively with professional directors and choreographers and with other performing arts students. This is coupled with significant periods of work placement with professional companies, festivals, arts centres etc, over the duration of the course. Students gain the skills and knowledge to stage manage productions in any sector and the industry contacts needed to launch a career in Stage Management. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 6 elective units.


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

    QualificationTAFE SA CodeNational Code
    Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management ServicesTP00911CUA60213

    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.


     Fee Range (approx)
    Total TAFE SA course cost$11,138
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