Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services - CUA40415
DurationFull-time 1 year, Part-time 1.5 years
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
You will learn through practical, hands-on classes and technical exercises in theatres, classrooms, studios and other locations. You will spend approximately 25 hours per week on campus and classes consist of 20-25 students.
All classes have a strong focus on industry-based practical skills, which you will be assessed on in either groups or individually.
Teachers have many years of industry experience and graduates and current industry practitioners sometimes take guest classes.
The course is taught by academic staff who have many years of industry and teaching experience. You will also be introduced to industry partners who visit classes and will guide you to develop a network of classmates and industry connections who will become your colleagues
All programs are delivered in English.
You can access online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Studio and equipment details:
RMIT holds a vast range of professional equipment across lighting, sound and vision. This items such as the M-Series lighting consoles, a range of LCD, LED and DLP projectors, truss screens with drape kits and Albeton Live and DMXIS software.
We also have a profession sound equipment including an Allen and Heath QU24 digital desk and a Digico SD11 Mixing Desk amongst others. We also have a range of microphones.
RMIT has fully digital world class TV studios.
Some of the equipment includes Panasonic high definition and 4 k camcorders, Panasonic P2 field recorders, Adobe Premier and After Effects software and a Riedel Mediornet Optical Fibre stage box signal distribution system.
This course 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
- Bakehouse Studios
- The Tote.
You 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.
Certificate IV – 1 year full-time
1.5 years part-time (July intake only)
Diploma – 1 year full-time
The Certificate IV program runs over one year (2 semesters). Upon successful completion you will be admitted to the Diploma which also runs for one year (2 semesters).
Year 1 – Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services
In this program you’ll learn practical, technical and operational skills in order to work in entry-level positions in the live event and AV and technical production industries.
Courses in the program include:
- Lighting, sound and vision system equipment set-up and operation.
- Maintenance including Electrical Testing and Tagging
- Networking with industry
- OH&S including Construction Industry White Card
- Television Studio Production
Year 2 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services
In this program you will extend the skills and knowledge from the Certificate IV to allow you to undertake specialist or higher level positions in the live event, AV and technical production industries.
Courses in the program include:
- Bump in bump out
- Equipment system design, integration and networking
- Event project management
- Lighting for live events
- Sound for live events
- Video production and editing.
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1 year- Full-time
1.5 years-Part-time (July intake only)
1 year- Full-time
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Program code: C4371
National curriculum code: CUA40415
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.
There are no minimum academic requirements.
Applications will be accepted until Friday 3 July 2020 unless places are filled earlier.
Semester 2, 2020
You must complete and submit the Live Production and Technical Services selection task. The link to submit your selection task will appear on the applicant dashboard after you have submitted your application.
If further information is needed to make a selection decision, you may be invited via email to attend an interview
The selection task requires responses to six questions about your interest and understanding of Live Production and Technical Services, the future career opportunities the program can offer, and your experience with sound, lighting or vision equipment.
Semester 1, 2021
Selection task details and submission dates will be available on 2 August 2020
Graduates of the Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services can progress to the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services.
Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services guarantees entry into the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services. The Diploma is offered as an additional year of full-time study.
You may be eligible to begin your studies at the Diploma level if you already hold a Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services or have the relevant knowledge and skills. You must still apply for the Certificate IV and will be assessed for entry into the Diploma.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services - 1 year duration
- 2020 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$850* per annum
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$4,250* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$15,500* per annum
Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services - part-time July intake 1.5 year duration
- 2020 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$567* per annum
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$2,833* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$10,333* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
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