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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.
Recent RMIT AV and Live Production program graduates have found employment at ABC TV, Candlelight Productions, Fremantle Media, Harry the Hirer Productions, Insight AV, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Museum, Methodist Ladies’ College, Monash University, Nine Network, Oakland Productions, Phaseshift Lighting Productions, Resolution X, Rutledge AV, Staging Connections, State Library of Victoria and Ten Network.
You will learn a broad range of practical skills including set-up, operation and maintenance of lighting, sound, presentation and TV equipment.
Teachers are able to support networking and practical placement opportunities with industry during study and our extensive alumni database will help guide you in gaining employment upon graduation.
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.