C4371 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

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Plan: C4371 - 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: CUA40415
Nominal hours: 741
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year- Full-time, 1.5 years-Part-time (July intake only)
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

On successful completion of this program the students will be prepared to work at technician level in the live event and audiovisual related industries. They will be equipped to adapt to varied live production and audiovisual industry environments and opportunities available locally and overseas. They are expected to understand the need for high production values and professionalism in order to participate in the live production and audiovisual industries.

Graduates may choose to continue to study in C5349 Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services.

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Articulation and pathways


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

When you have successfully completed the Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services you may be eligible to undertake further studies in C5349 Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services.

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements:  

There are no minimum requirements.


There are no prerequisites

Selection tasks

VTAC applicants may submit a VTAC Personal Statement which includes their reasons for wanting to study the program and any relevant work experience.

Direct applicants should explain their reasons for wanting to study the program and any relevant work experience.

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 and Technical Services, as the skills and knowledge are applied to a range of industries including but not limited to:

  • AV/IT technical support roles for education
  • Broadcast television – location and studio technical support roles
  • Data wrangler
  • Hotel- based live event and AV support roles
  • Live event equipment hire, staging and operational roles
  • Permanent AV systems design and installation roles
  • Radio production and technical support roles
  • Studio operator
  • Theatrical AV staging and operation roles
  • Video and film production technical support roles

This program is informed by and strongly connected with industry. It has been developed with the support and input of people working across the industry and all course delivery and assessment is informed by industry through the Program Advisory Committee. The teachers in the Live Production and Technical Services program all have strong links with industry and histories of relevant industry experience.

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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 at RMIT University you can use all the services provided by the Library. These include study spaces, books, journals and course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, and newspapers. You can also request items from any library in the world through our document delivery service.

RMIT Library staff can show you how to find the information you need for your assignments and how to make the most of the library resources. You can speak to a librarian, work through web-based tutorials or use our online “Ask a Librarian” service. 

All students have unlimited access to our specialist electronic resources. These include e-books, e-journals and newspapers to make it easier for you to get the information you need, when you need it. Our collections are continually updated to ensure the currency and accuracy of the resources you use.

Computers are available at every Library site. You can access the Internet, myRMIT and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.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.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides resources and opportunities to help you to achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online for:

  • 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
  • participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  The Ngarara Willim Centre offers ongoing guidance with study, living and cultural needs.

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

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