C4348 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

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Plan: C4348 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services
Qualification national code: CUA40413
Nominal hours: 735
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year- Full-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Media and Communication (345T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Cert IV in Live Production and Technical Services is designed to develop the broad range of skills and knowledge necessary to work at a technician level in the live production industry.

Employment opportunities include:

  • AV equipment hire, staging and operation
  • AV production
  • AV staging and event production
  • AV support for education
  • Broadcast television
  • Hotel AV support
  • Permanent AV systems design and installation including home theatre
  • Theatrical AV operation
  • Video and film production

On successful completion of this program you will be prepared to work in a variety of industry environments and to take advantage of employment opportunities available locally and overseas. You will appreciate and understand the need for high production values and professionalism in order to participate in the live production industries.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services you will be eligible to undertake further studies in:

  • The Diploma of Live Production of Technical Services
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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements:  

There are no minimum requirements.


There are no prerequisites

Selection tasks

Applicants must submit a VTAC Personal Statement or direct applicant statement and include their reasons for wanting to study the course. Applicants should also detail any work experience when completing a VTAC Personal Statement or direct applicant statement. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Please refer to the VTAC guide for additional information.

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia, there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in live production. However, the Cert IV in Live Production and Technical Services has been developed with strong industry support and is guided and informed by our Program Advisory Committee. The representatives on this committee are drawn from major industry players including the KLM Group and Micro Hire.  Graduates of the program are trained for employment in this industry, with an emphasis on working with audiovisual technology.

Staff who teach in the Cert IV in Live Production and Technical Services have up-to-date knowledge and experience of the working in live production with particular expertise in audiovisual technology and the program draws on industry practitioners to teach across different specialist areas. This strengthens the program's links to industry practice and maintains core industry relationships, providing you with the opportunity to access current expertise and to further your understanding of industry trends.


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://rmit.edu.au/library


Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit


Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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