Charles Darwin University

Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services - CUA40415

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a range of technical production jobs in creative arts industry environments. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.Licensing/Regulatory Information Electrical workIn some States and Territories of Australia a restricted electrical licence is required. Restricted electrical licences allow a person to carry out electrical work incidental to a trade. Incidental work may include fault-finding on equipment or changing like for like equipment by disconnecting and reconnecting the fixed wiring. It does not include any other changes to the fixed wiring.National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk WorkThe National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels:CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform doggingCPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic levelCPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate levelCPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level.National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction WorkSets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement. PyrotechnicsIn some States and Territories of Australia a licence is required to allow a person to plan and operate a fireworks display.

Structure

  • 16 units: 5 core
  • 11 elective

Subjects

  • Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced pattern-making principles
  • Participate in collaborative creative projects
  • Perform computations
  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Construct mechanical sets
  • Coordinate sound recording operations on location
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
  • Coordinate props
  • Operate flying systems
  • Install and manage network protocols
  • Plan and organise work
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Coordinate touring arrangements
  • Obtain revenue to support operations
  • Implement copyright arrangements
  • Produce innovative digital images
  • Conduct research
  • Coordinate the logistics of special effects operations
  • Make a music demo
  • Produce digital images
  • Develop technical skills in performance
  • Assist with production operations for live performances
  • Construct blocks for period costumes
  • Plan in-house events or functions
  • Maintain physical production elements
  • Repair and maintain lighting equipment
  • Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • Assemble and maintain sets
  • Record sound
  • Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
  • Migrate to new technology
  • Apply paint by spray
  • Set up information and communications technology for the micro business
  • Prepare surfaces for painting
  • Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system
  • Work effectively in the creative arts industry
  • Plan and conduct evacuation of premises
  • Make prop furniture
  • Install staging elements
  • Generate design solutions
  • Assist in stage managing performances
  • Monitor entry to venues
  • Modify, repair and maintain costumes
  • Operate elevated work platforms
  • Coordinate merchandise presentation
  • Explore the use of colour
  • Design and produce text documents
  • Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • Operate vision systems
  • Evaluate sustainability impact of a work or process area
  • Assist in stage managing creative rehearsals
  • Work effectively with diversity
  • Identify fibres and fabrics
  • Edit dialogue
  • Manage media assets
  • Manage conflict
  • Provide workplace coaching
  • Operate complex vision systems
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • Organise and facilitate rehearsals
  • Install and uninstall specialist staging equipment
  • Operate complex lighting
  • Translate information into measurements or diagrams
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Build client relationships and business networks
  • Provide service to customers
  • Plan close proximity fireworks displays
  • Install and test vision systems
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Maintain and repair special effects items
  • Make a presentation
  • Plan a career in the creative arts industry
  • Grade 2D patterns
  • Coordinate production operations
  • Install and test lighting equipment
  • Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • Minimise waste on the building and construction site
  • Contribute to the organisation of productions
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Assist with marketing and promotion
  • Perform basic drafting
  • Work effectively backstage during performances
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Plan a home based business
  • Communicate effectively with arts professionals
  • Develop and implement production work plans
  • Erect and dismantle basic scaffolding
  • Use casting and moulding techniques to make props
  • Use static machines
  • Undertake live audio operations
  • Calculate and cost construction work
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Integrate colour theory and design processes
  • Create electronic presentations
  • Sell products and services
  • Repair and maintain audio equipment
  • Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • Manage finances within a budget
  • Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business
  • Apply project procurement procedures
  • Lead and manage people
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
  • Improve sustainability through readily implementable change
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Develop a micro business proposal
  • Apply work health and safety practices
  • Measure, lay-up and cut custom-made garments
  • Mentor in the workplace
  • Manage wireless audio operations
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Install and disassemble audio equipment
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • Source and apply design industry knowledge
  • Operate basic lighting
  • Construct soft scenery
  • Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
  • Undertake a basic construction project
  • Compile production schedules
  • Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • Experiment with techniques to produce wood objects
  • Shoot a wide range of screen content
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components
  • Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle
  • Licence to perform dogging
  • Create special effects items
  • Provide seating and ticketing services
  • Operate close proximity fireworks displays
  • Maintain costume continuity
  • Construct mechanical props
  • Prepare audio assets
  • Assemble and fit commercially tailored or bespoke garments
  • Manage audio input sources
  • Provide freelance services
  • Licence to perform rigging advanced level
  • Apply art finishing
  • Make sets
  • Operate sound reinforcement systems
  • Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice
  • Provide lost and found services
  • Assist with designing performance spaces
  • Plan small business finances
  • Merchandise products
  • Make costume accessories
  • Install and operate follow spots
  • Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies
  • Apply decorative paint finishes
  • Use and respect copyright
  • Roster staff
  • Manage first aid services and resources
  • Document equipment installation requirements
  • Work safely at heights
  • Work effectively in the music industry
  • Create 3D digital models
  • Produce computer-aided drawings
  • Produce spreadsheets
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
  • Participate in negotiations
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Undertake specific millinery construction techniques
  • Mix live audio
  • Organise meetings
  • Make costumes for dance and physical theatre
  • Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials
  • Plan outdoor fireworks displays
  • Compile and replay audio material
  • Make props using mixed media
  • Determine resource requirements for the micro business
  • Realise a creative project
  • Use electronic fashion design tools
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Coordinate marketing activities
  • Vision mix television productions
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Manage audio system control networks
  • Operate show control systems
  • Repair and maintain vision system equipment
  • Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
  • Organise finances for the micro business
  • Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • Use a sewing machine
  • Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Use advanced features of computer applications
  • Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
  • Rejuvenate millinery
  • Assemble and maintain props
  • Develop expertise in costume component construction
  • Implement operational plan
  • Provide first aid
  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • Set up and operate lighting cues and effects
  • Produce technical drawings
  • Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • Dress performers
  • Produce and prepare photo images
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Work effectively in a business continuity context
  • Manage health and safety requirements at fireworks displays
  • Develop expertise in pattern development for costume
  • Create special effects for scenic art
  • Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
  • Develop and apply knowledge of costume
  • Handle carpentry materials
  • Paint scenic art elements
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Measure and scale geometric shapes
  • Prepare video assets
  • Develop and implement sound plans
  • Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
  • Operate staging elements
  • Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
  • Conduct market research
  • Create advanced 3D digital models
  • Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
  • Perform garment repairs and alterations
  • Develop teams and individuals
  • Establish networks
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • Operate floor electrics
  • Make scale models
  • Operate outdoor fireworks displays
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Write complex documents
  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • Complete and check import/export documentation
  • Edit sound
  • Plan work space
  • Sew components
  • Implement lighting designs

Standard entry requirements

  • To enter this qualification, individuals must provide evidence of their technical skills in either costume, lighting, scenery and props, screen and media, sound, staging or vision systems and the ability to:produce a body of work demonstrating the ability to respond effectively to workplace requirements associated with at least one stream in line with current industry standardsapply a basic knowledge of trends and traditions in at least one area of technical production
  • Andhave completed CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices or can demonstrate equivalence. Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study.

Study information

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