Diploma of Live Production Design - CUA50513


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

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who design for live theatre performance. They execute judgements across a broad range of technical functions in the entertainment industry and have a wide range of specialised technical, creative or conceptual skills. They have autonomy in performing and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad parameters.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.Information on occupational licensing and its intersection with vocational education and training can be found in Licensing Line News at www.licensinglinenews.com.


  • Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
  • Manage lighting operations for outdoor events
  • Construct mechanical sets
  • Manage risk
  • Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
  • Establish networks
  • Coordinate props
  • Manage project risk
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Shoot a wide range of television content
  • Realise lighting designs
  • Implement lighting designs
  • Investigate drawing materials and processes
  • Manage audio operations for outdoor events
  • Coordinate location sound recording
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Communicate effectively with arts professionals
  • Make period costumes
  • Develop and manage a budget
  • Perform geometric development
  • Make prop furniture
  • Design sets
  • Experiment with techniques to produce wood objects
  • Conduct market research
  • Develop teams and individuals
  • Contribute to improving environmental performance
  • Promote team effectiveness
  • Produce computer-aided drawings
  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
  • Edit dialogue
  • Select and refine a specialised drawing technique
  • Coordinate the logistics of special effects operations
  • Generate design solutions
  • Refine painting techniques
  • Participate in negotiations
  • Ensure a safe workplace
  • Refine digital art techniques
  • Manage conflict
  • Operate complex vision systems
  • Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
  • Manage project procurement
  • Operate complex lighting
  • Develop and implement sound plans
  • Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
  • Create a final sound balance
  • Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes
  • Vision mix television productions
  • Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • Minimise waste on the building and construction site
  • Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
  • Realise a creative project
  • Develop and implement production work plans
  • Manage the operation of stage monitor systems
  • Conceive and develop lighting designs
  • Use casting and moulding techniques to make props
  • Calculate and cost construction work
  • Implement operational plan
  • Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace
  • Obtain and manage sponsorship
  • Design events
  • Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
  • Compile music for soundtracks
  • Lead and manage people
  • Improve sustainability through readily implementable change
  • Adopt an innovative approach to creating production elements
  • Work effectively in a business continuity context
  • Undertake project work
  • Manage an off-site wardrobe department
  • Measure, lay-up and cut custom-made garments
  • Manage media assets
  • Critique cultural works
  • Manage wireless audio operations
  • Manage diversity in the workplace
  • Plan work space
  • Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images
  • Identify and interpret compliance requirements
  • Obtain revenue to support operations
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects
  • Perform advanced sound editing
  • Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • Design props
  • Construct mechanical props
  • Assemble and fit commercially tailored or bespoke garments
  • Manage audio input sources
  • Make character costumes
  • Secure funding for projects
  • Make sets
  • Produce sound recordings
  • Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • Make costume accessories
  • Manage and exploit copyright arrangements
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Perform Mechanical and Fabrication Drafting
  • Create special effects items
  • Build client relationships and business networks
  • Develop set construction plans
  • Integrate colour theory and design processes
  • Realise production designs
  • Record sound
  • Mix live audio
  • Make costumes for dance and physical theatre
  • Provide services on a freelance basis
  • Make props using mixed media
  • Use electronic fashion design tools
  • Manage project cost
  • Investigate painting materials and processes
  • Manage audio system control networks
  • Plan small business finances
  • Realise productions
  • Coordinate costume manufacture
  • Implement vision system designs
  • Realise costumes
  • Design costumes
  • Design vision systems
  • Analyse cultural history and theory
  • Refine model making skills
  • Use and respect copyright
  • Develop sound designs
  • Ensure team effectiveness
  • Manage meetings
  • Create special effects for scenic art
  • Prepare for sustainable professional practice
  • Implement design solutions
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Manage installation of lighting systems
  • Research and apply light and colour
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Make a presentation
  • Prepare 3D digital models for production
  • Organise meetings
  • Implement sound designs
  • Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
  • Design and construct costume corsetry and undergarments
  • Develop prop construction plans
  • Originate and develop concepts
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Establish systems that support innovation
  • Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business
  • Write complex documents
  • Make specialised costumes
  • Create theatrical millinery

Standard entry requirements

  • Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:1. Have completed CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures or can demonstrate equivalence
  • And2. Are able to demonstrate production design skills that support learning at Diploma level. In particular, they must be able to provide evidence of their ability to:engage with the design process by developing solutions through research, reflection and generating and refining ideas
  • Produce a body of design work demonstrating the ability to respond effectively and creatively to design challenges and requirements
  • Refine concepts in line with current industry standards
  • Andapply knowledge of trends and traditions in at least one of the following areas: costumelightingscenery and propsscreen and mediasoundstagingvision systems.Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Design Centre Enmore No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Design Centre Enmore.

"**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans).Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**Additonal resources will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $190.00 for materials/consumables, subsidising field trips and visits, safety equipment and/or toolkits and general resources.

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