Course Title: Communicate effectively with arts professionals

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4371 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Title: Communicate effectively with arts professionals

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 30

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Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4849

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

When you work in the live production, events and audiovisual industries, you could be working in the public or private sector and interacting with a wide range of people including work colleagues, supervisors, clients and other arts professionals in contexts such as community projects, exhibitions, events or festivals.

The ability to effectively communicate concepts and ideas both verbally and in writing with these people is a crucial skill which is highly valued by employers in the above industries. 


Developing your communication skills can help all aspects of your life, from your professional life to social gatherings and everything in between.  The ability to communicate information accurately, clearly and as intended, is a vital life skill and something that should not be overlooked. 


In this course you will be exposed to a range of industry professionals and effective communication skills which will assist you to work in the live production, events and audiovisual industries.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAIND403 Communicate effectively with arts professionals


1. Determine communication requirements

2. Exchange information with arts professionals

3. Establish and maintain professional relationships

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will have developed the communication skills needed to:

  • determine communication requirements
  • gather information required for communication
  • discuss and negotiate issues with industry professionals in a mutually beneficial way
  • establish and maintain professional relationships
  • relate to people from diverse backgrounds and people with diverse abilities
  • view issues from the perspective of others and anticipate reactions accordingly
  • work collaboratively with others to establish rapport and build relationships with industry professionals

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of knowledge of skills and underpinning theory.