If you have a passion for all the aspects of theatre and live production then our Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services is for you. Our course teaches you what you need to know about lighting, stage/event management and visions systems and theatre sound.
Learn your craft from the best
In this very hands-on course, you will have extensive training in all technical aspects of the theatre industry. This includes production, theatre lighting, theatre sound, stage and event management, vision systems and set and props design and construction.
Throughout the year, you will collaborate with other student cohorts in developing a number of large-scale theatre productions. These productions are either group devised, installations or from chosen scripts.
Industry connections and resources
At Melbourne Polytechnic you will learn in a state-of-the-art training venue. The David Williamson Theatre is a 120 seat facility with industry standard lighting rig, lighting and sound equipment, flying systems, set and prop construction area and stage storage spaces.
You will also have access to a smaller theatre training venue and a large movement room. You will be timetabled into Mac and PC labs for marketing and production requirements and resources classes.
Undertaking this course could mean an invitation to work on shows in the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Fringe Festival. The Performing Arts Department has strong industry connections with small and large-scale theatre companies such as Arts Centre Melbourne, La Mama, Carlton Courthouse, Red Stitch Theatre Company, Black Hole Theatre Company and Impro Melbourne. You will also work closely with the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA).
As part of the course and because you will be working on sets and design, you will be given the opportunity to gain an Elevated Work Platform Licence, which will be an asset when seeking employment in the related industry.
The course will train you to be a multi-skilled technical theatre worker with extensive skills in theatre lighting, theatre sound, stage and event management, vision systems and set and prop-making.
Undertaken by a combination of:
- Face-to-face interaction
- Project work and industry-based learning
Recognition of Prior Learning
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
For any additional information, or to take your application further, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
VTAC CodePrahran 6900868614
Each year will have a 34-week period. You will engage in after-hours activities, which will include involvement in theatrical productions and small and large scale events and projects.
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsA combination of face to face, project work and industry based learning and assessment will be offered to the candidates. The course is designed to engage students in hands on project work, which may be delivered on campus in the related industry, or a combination of both. Consequently, assessments will vary throughout the course. As required by the training package, employability skills will form part of the assessment of the qualification and will include communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management, learning and technology. It is anticipated that learning activities and assessments will involve working with students and staff from other program areas across vocational training and higher education programs
MaterialsAll materials are provided by Melbourne Polytechnic as part of tuition fees.
- Apply through VTAC or direct to Melbourne Polytechnic
- Interview required - book here
- Recognition of prior learning (RPL) for previous experience or relevant qualifications
- Attend an Information Night
Career PathwaysOn successful completion of the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services you will be suitably qualified to apply for positions as a technician in theatre lighting, theatre sound and using audio visual systems. You will also be suitably trained to enter stage management and event management roles in small or large festivals and events
Units Of Study
The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBCOM501||Identify and interpret compliance requirements||20|
|BSBWHS501||Ensure a safe workplace||60|
|BSBWOR502||Lead and manage team effectiveness||60|
|CPCCOHS1001A||Work safely in the construction industry||6|
|CUADES502||REALISE PRODUCTION DESIGNS||100|
|CUAIND502||Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge||50|
|CUALGT501||REALISE LIGHTING DESIGNS||110|
|CUALGT502||MANAGE INSTALLATION OF LIGHTING SYSTEMS||110|
|CUAPPM504||Manage bump in and bump out of shows||150|
|CUASMT501||Stage manage productions and events||120|
|CUASOU401||MIX LIVE AUDIO||140|
|CUASOU505||Implement sound designs||50|
|CUASTA501||Manage specialist staging operations||50|
|CUAVSS502||IMPLEMENT VISION SYSTEMS DESIGNS||100|
|SITXEVT503||MANAGE EVENT STAGING COMPONENTS||40|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.