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This program is focused on giving students highly practical live production and audiovisual skills that enable them to undertake a wide range of jobs in a diverse and growing industry.
This program has a selection task.
The Live Production and Technical Services program suite is made up of two years of study, with each year being an individual nationally recognized qualification.
You will start your journey in the Certificate IV for one year and upon successful completion continue in the Diploma for a further year.
In the Certificate IV, you will learn a broad range of practical technician skills under instruction, including setting up, operating and maintaining lighting, sound, vision and presentation equipment.
In the Diploma you will learn 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 environments like festivals, venues, production studios and AV support in education and sales.
Many graduates are employed locally and overseas.
Certificate IV – 1 year full-time
Diploma – 1 year full-time
You will learn through practical, hands-on classes and technical exercises in theatres, classrooms, studios and other locations. All classes have a strong focus on industry-based practical skills.
Assessments are mostly practical and take place in group and individual formats. Teachers have many years of industry experience and graduates and current industry practitioners sometimes take guest classes.
All programs are delivered in English.
You can access online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
This program has many connections to industry organisations including:
- AV event, design and installation companies
- conference and live event organisations
- educational providers
- festival organisers
- lighting companies
- sound companies
- TV stations.
Students may wish to undertake practical placement at these organisations which gives them the opportunity to undertake work integrated learning concurrently with their studies. Employers looking to fill the current shortfall of multi-skilled live event and AV operators frequently contact program staff seeking students and graduates.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Live production and AV technology has a worldwide presence in conferences, corporate and educational environments, festivals and the entertainment industry.
Job opportunities are extensive and continuously expanding and evolving as companies seek to differentiate themselves from their competitors.
Industry professionals often look to employ RMIT Live Production and Technical Services graduates due to their high level of professionalism and strong action-oriented attitude.
Graduates have been employed by organisations such as:
- ABC Television
- Audiovisual Dynamics
- Candlelight Productions
- CHW Consulting (Technology Design & Integration)
- Fairchild Multimedia
- Fremantle Media
- Harry the Hirer Productions
- Insight AV
- Haycom Staging
- iVision Unified Communications
- KLM Group
- Leading Edge Installations Pty Ltd
- Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Melbourne Museum
- Methodist Ladies’ College
- Microhire AV
- Monash University
- Nine Network
- Network Ten
- Oakland Productions
- Phaseshift Lighting Productions
- Resolution X
- RMIT University
- Rutledge AV
- Seven Network
- Staging Connections
- State Library of Victoria
- Swinburne University
- Victorian Arts Centre (audio and staging departments).
You'll be well placed for production roles such as:
- AV and Event Designer
- AV and Event Installer
- AV and Event Manager
- AV and Event Producer
- AV and Event Project Manager
- AV and Event Technician
- Data Wrangler
- Event Floor Manager
- Studio Operator
- Video Split Operator.
Professional recognition and accreditation
We have a strong industry advisory group that meets regularly to ensure that our programs remain current.
Throughout your studies, you will be exposed to overseas live production and AV trends and developments and are encouraged to adopt a global perspective.
Program and course information
This practical and intense program ensures you graduate industry ready
Learn hands-on skills and secure a career in the music, television or film industries. Graduates have found work with ABC, Fremantle Media, lighting and production companies and have started their own businesses.