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Channel your passion for all aspects of theatre and live production with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services. 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 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. Students will have the opportunity to stage performances at David Williamson Theatre. 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 Performing 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, Black Hole Theatre Company and Impro Melbourne and the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA).
Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Live Production and Technical Service 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 with proficiency in audio/visual systems, 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.
A combination of face to face, written work, 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
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBCOM501||IDENTIFY AND INTERPRET COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS||Core||20|
|BSBCRT501||Originate and develop concepts||Elective||30|
|BSBWHS501||ENSURE A SAFE WORKPLACE||Elective||60|
|BSBWOR502||LEAD AND MANAGE TEAM EFFECTIVENESS||Core||60|
|CPCCOHS1001A||WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||Core||6|
|CUADES502||REALISE PRODUCTION DESIGNS||Elective||100|
|CUAIND502||MAINTAIN AND APPLY CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE||Core||50|
|CUALGT501||REALISE LIGHTING DESIGNS||Elective||110|
|CUALGT502||MANAGE INSTALLATION OF LIGHTING SYSTEMS||Elective||110|
|CUAPPM504||MANAGE BUMP IN AND BUMP OUT OF SHOWS||Core||150|
|CUASMT501||STAGE MANAGE PRODUCTIONS AND EVENTS||Elective||120|
|CUASOU401||MIX LIVE AUDIO||Elective||140|
|CUASOU505||IMPLEMENT SOUND DESIGNS||Elective||50|
|CUASTA501||MANAGE SPECIALIST STAGING OPERATIONS||Elective||50|
|CUAVSS502||IMPLEMENT VISION SYSTEM DESIGNS||Elective||100|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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|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.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
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 19 November 2020. 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.
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
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 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
To enrol in this course you are asked to attend an interview and folio presentation with one of our Creative Arts staff to ensure that this is the right course for you.
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 +61 3 9269 8400
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