10 months full time
Channel your passion for all aspects of theatre and live production with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services CUA50420. Our course will teach you everything you need to know about being backstage and behind the scenes. Home to over 50 theatres, the city of Melbourne and its inner suburbs are the perfect place to study Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services.
In this very hands-on course, you will have extensive training in all technical aspects of the theatre industry. Our Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services CUA50420 is taught at our Prahan campus, home to Melbourne Polytechnic’s lively artistic community. You will learn in a state-of-the-art training venue and collaborate with other students to develop a number of large-scale theatre productions. This is Melbourne Polytechnic’s 120-seat theatre, with industry-standard lighting and sound equipment, flying systems, a set and prop construction area and stage storage spaces. Our Dramatic Arts Department has enduring industry connections with small and large-scale theatre companies such as Arts Centre Melbourne, La Mama, Carlton Courthouse, Red Stitch Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Impro Melbourne, and the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA).
Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Live Production and Technical Service CUA50420 will have learned extensive skills in production, theatre lighting and sound, stage and event management, vision systems and set and prop making. As a multi-skilled technical theatre worker, you may choose to apply for positions as a technician in theatre lighting or sound. You will also be suitably trained to enter stage management and event management roles in small or large festivals and events. Skilled technicians in the creative arts are always in demand.
On successful completion of the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services CUA50420 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.
You may wish to take your technical theatre studies further and pursue a career in Creative Arts. For further study options, discuss with Melbourne Polytechnic teaching staff.
Blended (combination of face to face learning on the Prahran campus, remote delivery, self-directed learning and project work including performances and productions).
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
A combination of observation, written assignments and project work, with small and large scale events based learning. The course is designed to engage students in hands-on practical learning wherever possible. This may be delivered on campus, online or in the related industry where possible. Consequently, assessments will vary throughout the course, depending on the unit. As required by the training package, employability skills will form part of the assessment of the qualification, including communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management, and learning and technology. It is anticipated that learning activities and assessments will involve working with students and staff from other Dramatic Arts courses.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBLDR522||Manage people performance||Core||70|
|BSBPMG541||Manage complex projects||Core||60|
|BSBWHS521||Ensure a safe workplace for a work area||Elective||60|
|CUADES511||Implement design solutions||Elective||70|
|CUAIND512||Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge||Core||60|
|CUAINN511||Adopt an innovative approach to creating production elements||Elective||175|
|CUALGT511||Realise lighting designs||Elective||110|
|CUALGT512||Manage installation of lighting systems||Elective||110|
|CUAPPM514||Manage bump in and bump out of shows||Elective||150|
|CUAPPR515||Establish and maintain safe creative practice||Core||40|
|CUASMT511||Stage manage productions and events||Elective||120|
|CUASOU331||Undertake live audio operations||Elective||100|
|CUASOU505||Implement sound designs||Elective||50|
|CUASTA312||Install staging elements||Elective||80|
|CUAVSS502||Implement vision systems designs||Elective||100|
|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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To assess applicants meet Entry Requirements - It is required that candidates undergo an interview before offer of a place can be made and submit:
To enter this qualification, individuals must provide evidence of their skills in live production and technical services and the ability to:
Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study at a secondary or tertiary level.Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
After you complete that form we will send you an email with a link to an application form webpage. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam and junk folders.
Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
We’ll ask you to attend an interview to ensure that this is the right course for you.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call 1300 635 276
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.