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Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

John Curtin College of the Arts  RTO 50549



Qualification Description

This is a nationally recognised qualification providing individuals with skills and knowledge to perform in a range of varied activities in the creative industries where there is a clearly defined range of contexts.

Students throughout the two year production course work independently and in teams to enhance their talent and abilities required by the backstage-theatre industry and in particular within the Curtin Theatre and Ellen Street Theatre.

The course provides experiences in a range of theatre specialisations. Students design sound and lighting installations, set up and mix live music, assist during live productions, learn basic staging skills, and work with a range of hand and power tools used to construct scenery and properties. Students enhance their talent and abilities required by the technical theatre industry through the creation of their own original live production.

Students operate both independently and in groups to create a dynamic and compelling work based around a common theme. Past works have included Son et Lumiere installations where students communicate to the audience through the clever use of sound and light.

Students will be required to work as production crew members for college performances and productions. A minimum of 55 hours as a crew member is a requirement of this course. Students therefore must be available for week nights and weekend attendance in order to complete the requirements of this course.


The qualification involves learners completing ten units of competency over the two years. These units comprise of core and elective units. The learner must be deemed competent in all ten competencies to achieve the qualification.

Assessment tasks may include but not limited to Crew performance appraisals, practical demonstrations, work books, self- reflections, online tasks and theoretical knowledge questions.

The qualification certificate will be issued by John Curtin College of the Arts at the completion of Year 12.

 Please note: Media, Production and Front of House now come under the same certificate qualification of Creative Industries therefore students who would like to do more than one context must consult with Mr Wayne Sibson (Deputy Principal)

Possible Pathways

CUA30420 Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services

CUA40420 Certificate IV in Live production and Technical Services

CUA40820 Certificate IV in Arts and Cultural Administration

CUA50420 Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

CUA60220 Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services