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Certificate III in Live Production and Services CUA30415

Overview

This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to work effectively on the staging of live productions for a variety of entertainment industries e.g. theatre, conventions. Places are limited in this program.

Qualification: Certificate III in Live Production and Services CUA30415
Program No: C3-BD38
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 2 semesters full time (approximately 20 hours per week) or part time equivalent. Independent study additional (approx. 5 hours per week) The majority of this program is delivered via an industry placement with the Canberra Theatre Centre. This requires attendance during the week (approx. 2 days) and will also require attendance during nights and weekends.
Cost Info:

The 2020 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once.

Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.

Costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance.

Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.

Indicative Cost: $1,288.00
Likely Job Outcome: Working in an assistant technical role as a:
- Lighting technician
- Sound technician
- Stage hand
- Crew member
- Venue technician
- Follow spot operator
- Mechanist
Enrolment Type: Standard
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Additional Information

Attend an information session at the Canberra Theatre Company.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You will be required to attend an interview to determine your suitability. You will be asked to demonstrate your interest and engagement in live productions.

On enrolment, you will be asked for the following:

- A Working with Vulnerable People Check (at your own cost)
- A 'White Card'. This training is completed at CIT which will count as part of your study requirements for this program.
Note: CIT does not issue the 'White Card', you will apply for your card through Access Canberra at your own cost when successfully completing the required training. https://cit.edu.au/courses/trades/white_card/SA-TS25

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • Literacy Skills Information

    • We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Foundation Skills.

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 15 subjects

Core: Complete all 6

  • CUAIND301   Work effectively in the creative arts industry
    • CIT Code: ARTS256
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the creative arts industry. It applies to any field of the arts industry and is relevant to people in a wide range of occupations, for example, dancers, musicians, actors, cabaret performers, street performers, entertainment administrators, reviewers, film makers and public artists.At this level, individuals are required to use some discretion and judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR304   Participate in collaborative creative projects
    • CIT Code: ARTS301
      Cost: Standard $131.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the production of a collaborative creative project. It involves contributing to the project set-up and development, as well as using technical skills, tools, materials and equipment to assist in the project�s realisation. It applies to individuals who are using and developing their skills when collaborating on creative projects in many different creative areas. The projects could include community art projects organised through local councils, business organisations or educational institutions. No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWOR301   Organise personal work priorities and development
    • CIT Code: CLER166
      Cost: Standard $66.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise own work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence. This unit applies to individuals who exercise discretion and judgement and apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITXCCS006   Provide service to customers
    • CIT Code: COMM488
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with and provide quality service to both internal and external customers. It requires the ability to establish rapport with customers, determine and address customer needs and expectations, and respond to complaints. The unit applies to those frontline service personnel who deal directly with customers on a daily basis and who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. This includes individuals working in a range of tourism, travel, hospitality and events contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAWHS302   Apply work health and safety practices
    • CIT Code: OHSS202
      Cost: Standard $22.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow work health and safety (WHS) requirements in the creative industries. It applies to those who are required to identify their individual WHS responsibilities and implement procedures to work safely in various creative industry work contexts.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCOHS1001A   Work safely in the construction industry
    • CIT Code: OHSS436
      Cost: Standard $22.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry. It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry. Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 9

  • CUALGT303   Install and test lighting equipment
    • CIT Code: MEDA389
      Cost: Standard $66.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, install and test lighting equipment for productions in the screen, media and entertainment industries. It applies to individuals who work as lighting technicians or lighting assistants. They work under supervision and follow lighting plans to rig and patch lights to control systems and test operation of lighting prior to live productions or filming. On some productions and outside broadcasts, a qualified gaffer or chief electrician supervises installation of lighting equipment and required power sources. Testing and tagging of electrical equipment must be carried out by a person with the relevant certificate of competency according to the performance specifications of: Australian Standard 3760: 2000 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment Australian Standard 3002: 1985 Electrical installations � shows and carnivals. In some states and territories, a licensed electrician is required to check the electrical safety of lighting equipment. A licensed rigger is required to install some rigging equipment required for the installation detailed in this unit.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUALGT305   Operate floor electrics
    • CIT Code: MEDA392
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to set and operate a range of floor electrics for live productions or performances. It applies to individuals who create specific on-stage effects, which can involve both front and backstage lighting facilities. They use a lighting plan provided by a supervising senior lighting technician or lighting designer. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASMT301   Work effectively backstage during performances
    • CIT Code: MEDA487
      Cost: Standard $220.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide staging, organisational and technical support backstage during performances in the entertainment and events industries. At this level, individuals are required to use some discretion and judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAVSS301   Install and test vision systems
    • CIT Code: MEDA491
      Cost: Standard $121.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to install vision equipment and conduct pre-production or event checks according to vision system plans. At this level, individuals are required to use some discretion and judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures. The 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 dogging - CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level - CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level - CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering a 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 fulfils this requirement.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU306   Operate sound reinforcement systems
    • CIT Code: MUSC199
      Cost: Standard $124.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate sound reinforcement systems for live performances. It applies to individuals whose main role is to monitor and maintain sound quality through front-of-house sound reinforcement systems during live performances.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU308   Install and disassemble audio equipment
    • CIT Code: MUSC307
      Cost: Standard $124.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and disassemble audio equipment for a range of live performance and entertainment productions.It applies to individuals who work collaboratively as part of a production team to install, align, test and disassemble audio equipment for playback, mixing and recording purposes.The model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations list the work that requires a high risk work licence, including dogging and rigging. Completion of the following units is required for certification at basic, intermediate and 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.Sets and staging for some productions may fall within the definition of construction work. Under section 274 of the WHS Act, it is a requirement of the approved Code of Practice for Construction Work that any person entering a construction site must successfully complete general construction induction training through a Registered Training Organisation. Completion of the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry fulfils this requirement.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUALGT301   Operate basic lighting
    • CIT Code: MUSC358
      Cost: Standard $117.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plot, record, modify and operate standard lighting cues on lighting consoles typically used in small-scale productions and events. At this level, individuals are required to use some discretion and judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCCM2010B   Work safely at heights
    • CIT Code: CNST565
      Cost: Standard $22.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to work safely on construction sites where the work activity involves working above 1.5 metres from ground level and where fall protection measures are required.
      Prerequisites: CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCOHS2001A   Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    • CIT Code: OHSS249
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.
      Prerequisites: Nil

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au