Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services
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.
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:
- M-Series lighting consoles - one M1 lighting control desk, two M2Go's and one adaptor port with touchscreen PC for computer control
- Two MA on PC Wing lighting consoles with touchscreen computers
- A range of LED and moving light profile and fresnel fixtures including Robe's Rush MH5's and MH2's
- A range of LCD, LED and DLP projectors, some with fixed and some with removable lenses for front and rear projection
- Two large truss screens with drape kits and front and rear surfaces
- Albeton Live and DMXIS software for sound and lighting show control operations
- Allen and Heath QU24 digital desk
- Digico SD11 Mixing Desk
- Allen and Heath ZED 420 Analogue Mixer
- Allen and Heath Mix Wizard 16 channel desk 16:2 DX
- DBX 166XL compressor
- DBX GEQ 231 Graphic Equaliser
- Madi Multitrack BBR 64 Digital recording system
- A wide range of Sennheiser, Shure and Rode dynamic and condenser microphones
- Sennheiser Wireless Microphone system
- A wide range of microphone stands
- A wide range of active and passive DI boxes
- A wide range of looms cables
- A wide range Mackie and RCF powered monitors
- Mackie SWA1501 subwoofer
- Adamson PA system
- Audio Technica headphones
- Behringer CT100 cable tester
- Fully digital world class TV studios
- Panasonic high definition and 4 k camcorders
- Panasonic P2 field recorders
- Panasonic production vision switcher
- Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E broadcast panel and ATEM TV studio production switcher
- Adobe Premier and After Effects software
- Riedel Mediornet Optical Fibre stage box signal distribution system
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
- Bakehouse Studios
- The Tote.
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.
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.
You must attend an interview.
All applications must be submitted by the dates noted below for each VTAC round:
- Early round (Non year 12 only): 27 September 2018
- Main round (All applicants): 30 November 2018
- All subsequent rounds (if places are available): 7 February 2019
RMIT current or recent students please submit your application by 15 February 2019. Please note applications will be assessed until this date unless places are filled prior.
Interviews will be held in October (VTAC Early round) and November/December (VTAC main round).
For all subsequent rounds and direct applicants, interviews will be arranged after you have submitted your application.
Overseas or interstate applicants unable to attend must email firstname.lastname@example.org for arrangements.
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’.
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. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
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 2019 is $303.
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.