C5349 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

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Plan: C5349 - Diploma of 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: Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services
Qualification national code: CUA50415
Nominal hours: 1036
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

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


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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs that you may be eligible for when you graduate from your current program.

When you successfully complete this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University. This eligibility is subject to each program's entry requirements.

Established pathways exist for students wishing to continue studies in the areas of Screen and Media Production, and BA Music Industry.


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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements:  


Satisfactory completion of CUA40415 Certificate IV of Live Production and Technical Services (RMIT code C4371) or equivalent.

Applicants with appropriate industry experience in Live Production and Technical Services may be eligible for entry to the program.

Selection tasks

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.

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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

As a student in this program you need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees. Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of textbooks, stationery, tools, consumables such as gaffer tape (approximately $75).

Unless applicants already hold a Construction Industry induction White Card from WorkSafe Victoria, after successful completion of all assessment requirements, there is a fee of approximately $27 payable to WorkSafe Victoria, via RMIT, to receive the construction industry induction White Card from WorkSafe Victoria.

(Students from the Certificate IV of Live Production and Technical Services CUA40415 / C4371 will already have obtained their White Card)

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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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