Certificate III in Live Production and Services - CUA30415


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in providing services for the entertainment industry. They may provide assistance with technical support to a team.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.


6 core units plus 9 electives.


  • Participate in collaborative creative projects
  • Perform computations
  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Operate application software packages
  • Install and manage network protocols
  • Plan and organise work
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
  • Implement copyright arrangements
  • Make a music demo
  • Produce digital images
  • Develop technical skills in performance
  • Assist with production operations for live performances
  • Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Develop basic audio skills and knowledge
  • Contribute to workplace innovation
  • Maintain physical production elements
  • Repair and maintain lighting equipment
  • Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • Assemble and maintain sets
  • Migrate to new technology
  • Apply paint by spray
  • 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
  • Maintain interactive content
  • Install staging elements
  • Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
  • 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
  • Develop basic vision system skills
  • Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • Operate vision systems
  • Evaluate sustainability impact of a work or process area
  • Work effectively with diversity
  • Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
  • Identify fibres and fabrics
  • Perform basic sound editing
  • Work effectively with others
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Translate information into measurements or diagrams
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Provide service to customers
  • Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge
  • Install and test vision systems
  • Maintain and repair special effects items
  • Provide basic emergency life support
  • Plan a career in the creative arts industry
  • Install and test lighting equipment
  • Assist with marketing and promotion
  • Perform basic drafting
  • Work effectively backstage during performances
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Develop basic scenic art skills
  • Erect and dismantle basic scaffolding
  • Use static machines
  • Undertake live audio operations
  • Repair, maintain and alter scenic art
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Create electronic presentations
  • Sell products and services
  • Repair and maintain audio equipment
  • Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Apply work health and safety practices
  • Minimise theft
  • 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
  • Process financial transactions
  • Undertake a basic construction project
  • Produce simple word processed documents
  • Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components
  • Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle
  • Licence to perform dogging
  • Provide seating and ticketing services
  • Repair, maintain and alter props
  • Operate an online information system
  • Prepare audio assets
  • Develop basic prop construction skills
  • Usher patrons
  • Licence to perform rigging advanced level
  • Apply art finishing
  • Operate sound reinforcement systems
  • Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice
  • Provide lost and found services
  • Assist with designing performance spaces
  • Merchandise products
  • Install and operate follow spots
  • Apply decorative paint finishes
  • Document equipment installation requirements
  • Work safely at heights
  • Work effectively in the music industry
  • Produce computer-aided drawings
  • Assist with bump in and bump out of shows
  • Produce spreadsheets
  • Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Handle steelfixing materials
  • Compile and replay audio material
  • Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Organise and complete daily work activities
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Repair and maintain vision system equipment
  • Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • Plan skills development
  • Develop digital imaging skills
  • Use a sewing machine
  • Provide a briefing or scripted commentary
  • Operate a digital media technology package
  • Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
  • Draw and interpret a basic sketch
  • Use advanced features of computer applications
  • Assemble and maintain props
  • Undertake routine front of house duties
  • Provide first aid
  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • Develop basic staging skills
  • Produce technical drawings
  • Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • Dress performers
  • Produce and prepare photo images
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Provide visitor information
  • 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
  • Assist with sound recordings
  • Advise on products and services
  • Prepare and prime scenic art cloths
  • Measure and scale geometric shapes
  • Prepare video assets
  • Operate staging elements
  • Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
  • Use business technology
  • Create and use spreadsheets
  • Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • Operate floor electrics
  • Make scale models
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • Follow a design process
  • Develop basic skills in set construction
  • Sew components

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Lismore Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Newcastle Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Full-time : 17 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Lismore Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- An external USB HDD or SSD for backups of their footage / projects and a set of headphones with a 3.5mm mini jack plug for use when editing and when using a video camera. These items are not available for sale from TAFE NSW Lismore TAFE Campus.

Campuses: Newcastle Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Students are required to bring their own set of wired headphones each day to class. No buds or wireless headphones are permitted.

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**There are no additional costs for this course, though you may benefit from attending events and getting involved with gear that you learn about during the course.

Further information

Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

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