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Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services CUA30420

Overview

Students enrolling into the Live Production and Technical Services course will have an interest in and looking for a career in providing services for the entertainment industry.

This qualification will enhance your skills and knowledge in a range of entertainment technical operations and apply these to lighting and sound, entertainment customer service, music industry, staging, live production, entertainment administration, and vision systems.

Qualification:

Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services CUA30420

Course No:

C3-BD71

Campus:

CIT Reid 

Duration:

Three (3) terms full time (approximately 24 hours per week).

Independent study additional (approx. 8 hours per week) The course is delivered via an industry placement with the Canberra Theatre Centre. This requires attendance during the week (approx. 4 days) and will also require attendance during evenings and weekends. This is broken into 3 days of practical technical applications and a day where the student is supporting the live production on location.

This course is delivered through industry placement where students will be working within the Canberra Theatre Centre. It will require attendance during weekdays, evenings, and weekends (approximately four days per week).

Cost Info:

The 2022 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course 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.

Indicative Cost:

$1,410

Likely Job Outcome:

The completion of the Live Production and Technical Services qualification will enable career opportunities that include assistants in: ‘back of house’ attendant, special effects, sound and lighting, audio and staging. It can also provide a pathway into other roles in similar work environments.

Application Type:

Standard
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Additional Information

You will require access to transport or make your own transport arrangements to attend the Canberra Theatre Centre. Hours will vary between weekdays, evenings, and weekends.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

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 due to the limit in enrolment numbers.

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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. 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 4

  • BSBPEF301   Organise personal work priorities
    • CIT Code: BUSN479
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise personal work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence. The 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
  • CUAIND311   Work effectively in the creative arts industry
    • CIT Code: ARTS413
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the 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.These individuals are required to apply judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAIND314   Plan a career in the creative arts industry
    • CIT Code: MUSC367
      Cost: Standard $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and evaluate career opportunities in the creative arts industry, including personal skills analysis and portfolio development. It involves building networks within the creative industry and developing a personal career plan and skills portfolio for practical use.The unit applies to those who are entering or moving into another area of the industry.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR314   Participate in collaborative creative projects
    • CIT Code: ARTS383
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      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, and using technical skills, tools, materials and equipment to assist with the project's realisation.The unit applies to those who are using and developing their skills when collaborating on creative projects in different creative areas. The projects could include community art projects organised through local councils, business organisations or educational institutions.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 11

  • CPCCWHS1001   Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
    • CIT Code: WPHS117
      Cost: Standard $22.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work. This unit meets the general construction induction training requirements of: • Part 1.1 Definitions and Part 6.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations; • Division 11 of Part 3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 for Western Australia; and • Division 3 of Part 5.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 for Victoria. It is expected that site-specific induction training will be conducted prior to conducting construction work. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit. Relevant work health and safety state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm jurisdictional requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUALGT313   Install and test lighting equipment
    • CIT Code: MEDA504
      Cost: Standard $60.00
      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. The unit applies to those who work as lighting technicians or lighting assistants. It involves the preparation and installation of lighting control systems in various production environments. This includes working under supervision and controlling systems and test operation of lighting prior to live productions or filming. Some productions and outside broadcasts require a qualified gaffer or chief electrician to supervise installation of lighting equipment and required power sources.Testing and tagging of electrical equipment must be carried out by a person with the required certificate of competency according to the performance specifications of:Australian Standard 3760: 2000 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipmentAustralian 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. Users are advised to check with the relevant licensing authority for requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUALGT315   Operate floor electrics
    • CIT Code: MEDA505
      Cost: Standard $45.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to set and operate a range of floor electrics for live productions or performances. It involves testing and operating floor electrics in compliance with work health and safety (WHS) requirements.The unit applies to those who create specific on-stage effects, which can involve both front and backstage lighting facilities based on 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
  • CUASMT311   Work effectively backstage during performances
    • CIT Code: MEDA506
      Cost: Standard $175.00
      Description: This unit describes skills and knowledge required to provide support backstage during performances in the entertainment and events industries. It involves preparing backstage materials, participating in dress rehearsals, and completing post-performance procedures.It applies to individuals who work in a stage management role. 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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUALGT311   Operate basic lighting
    • CIT Code: MUSC368
      Cost: Standard $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plot, record, modify and operate standard lighting cues on lighting consoles typically used in small-scale productions and events. It involves preparation, operation, and basic troubleshooting of lighting operations.The unit applies to those who carry out basic lighting operations with some discretion and judgement and requires broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAVSS311   Install and test vision systems
    • CIT Code: MEDA508
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install vision equipment and conduct pre-production or event checks according to vision system plans.The unit applies to those who use some discretion and judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and workplace 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:CPCCLDG3001 Licence to perform doggingCPCCLRG3001 Licence to perform rigging basic levelCPCCLRG3002 Licence to perform rigging intermediate levelCPCCLRG4001 Licence to perform rigging advanced levelSets 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 'CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry' fulfils this requirement.Users are advised to check with the relevant licensing authority for requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAVSS312   Operate vision systems
    • CIT Code: MEDA509
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate a range of standard vision system equipment during live productions or events.The unit applies to those who use some discretion and judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and workplace procedures.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      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
  • CPCCCM3001   Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
    • CIT Code: CNST787
      Cost: Standard $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to operate specific types of elevated work platforms (EWPs) safely and effectively in different locations, including on uneven terrain. The unit includes locating, setting up, operating and shutting down scissor lifts and self-propelled boom lifts with a boom length under 11 metres. The unit supports construction workers in the safe and effective operation of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical EWPs. The unit does not cover truck-mounted EWPs, powered telescoping devices, hinged devices or articulated devices, or any combination of these used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated to perform work and which has a boom length of 11 metres or more. It applies to construction work on residential and commercial work sites in new construction, renovation or refurbishment, and maintenance projects. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit in some States. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASTA212   Assist with bump in and bump out of shows
    • CIT Code: MEDA507
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Description: This unit describes skills and knowledge required to assemble, pack, load and unload physical elements for productions in the screen, media, entertainment and events industries. It involves preparing physical elements to be transported, moving elements upon arrival and confirming no damage has been sustained during transportation.The unit applies to those who assist with moving and loading production equipment under the direct supervision of experienced personnel.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      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