Live Production and Services (C)

A course in Live Production and Services allows students to be a Stage Manager, Stagehand/Theatre Mechanist, Audio-visual Technician, Lighting Designer/Operator, Sound Designer/Technician, Production Crew Member, Film/Stage/Television Director and more.

This course aims to provide the student with appropriate skills, knowledge and attitudes towards:

  • Sound design
  • Lighting design
  • Stage design
  • Audio visual
  • Stage Management
  • Front of House
  • Workplace Health and Safety

Live Production and Services is a nationally recognised vocational course with competency standards from the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package. It is intended that students studying this course across 3 years (Years 10, 11 and 12) are able to achieve a Certificate II in Creative Industries and a Certificate III in Live Production and Services, or a Statement of Attainment for the competencies attained.

Our Live Production and Services courses (Certificate II and III) are run offline 2 afternoons a week from 3:30-5:00pm. The Certificate II courses gains students a qualification and points as a registered unit which will also count towards the Senior Secondary Certificate.  It is not, however, counted towards Majors or Minors.

Once students gain their Certificate II, they will have the opportunity to start working towards their Certificate III. The Certificate III course is run as a C course through the BSSS.

Students enrolled in both courses will be involved in the set-up and running of whole school events, live productions, concerts and our College Musical (every second year).

Students get to learn and work in the College’s professional theatre that boasts state of the art sound, lighting and audio-visual systems.

 

Assessment Requirements

Assessment strategies may include:

  • Observation
  • Student Demonstration
  • Questioning
  • Written tasks
  • Tests

 

Subject Rationale

These qualifications are designed to reflect the role of individuals who perform a range of mainly routine tasks and who work under direct supervision. They are also designed to reflect the role of individuals who work in technical production areas, who perform a range of skilled tasks using discretion and judgement, and who can select, adapt and transfer skills to different situations.

These qualifications are very flexible and are designed to meet a broad range of industry needs. They include a general option to reflect the need for multi-skilling plus specialised streams for specific job outcomes (e.g. for audio, lighting). Other job roles include front of house assistant in a small venue and lighting/audio/staging assistant.

The Certificate II and Certificate III courses should enable students to:

  • demonstrate the ability to work and learn individually and with others
  • communicate effectively through production skills for a variety of audiences
  • use a range of technologies and media to support learning and performance
  • acquire a physical and verbal understanding of Performing Arts terminology
  • demonstrate an understanding and implementation of Work Health and Safety (WHS)
  • develop basic audio, lighting, staging, theming and various elements of production
  • experience the interaction between performers, technicians and business
  • provide technical support to performers, working as part of an ‘in house’ production team with industry conventions and practices
  • finally amalgamate practical and production elements for independent and leadership practices in live theatre and events
  • improve language, literacy and numeracy

 

Student Group

These courses are designed for students interested in the Entertainment industry.  They focus on the fundamental skills and underpinning knowledge required to pursue further training and work in a range of live events.

It is envisaged that these courses will meet the needs of students with varying ability levels and interests who wish to:

Undertake related study at tertiary level and/or with private providers

Enter the Entertainment industry and associated commercial industries and

Work part time while still studying at school/college

 

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL): Assessment

As a part of the Certificate II and Certificate III courses, students will be given the opportunity to participate in a structured work placement at local theatres.

Structured Workplace Learning is the workplace component of a nationally recognised industry specific VET in Schools program. It provides supervised learning activities contributing to an assessment of competence, and achievement of outcomes and requirements of a particular Training Package. (Please refer to BSSS Policies and Procedures Manual for Board policy on SWL)

Students must be able to demonstrate identified competencies in SWL units with direct reference to elements of competence and required skills and knowledge from the relevant Training Package. Assessment of SWL units is competency based and reliant on the gathering of sufficient evidence from a student’s work placement. Students will be awarded a grade Pass or Participated in the SWL unit (refer section 4.3.6.3 Unit Grades – BSSS Policies and Procedures Manual).

 

VET Qualifications

Qualification: CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries

Training package: CUA – Creative Arts and Culture Training Package.

 

To obtain a Certificate II Creative Industries, 10 units of competence must be achieved:

  • 3 core units
  • 7 electives

If the full requirements of a Certificate are not met, students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment listing Units of Competence achieved.

 

Students will complete the following competencies:

  • BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others (Core)
  • CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices (Core)
  • CUAIND201 Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge (Core)
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry (Elective/CIT delivery)
  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (Elective/CIT delivery)
  • CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights (Elective/CIT delivery)
  • CUALGT201 Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge (Elective)
  • CUASOU201 Develop basic audio skills and knowledge (Elective)
  • CUAVSS201 Develop basic vision system skills (Elective)
  • CUASTA201 Develop basic staging skills (Elective)
  • CUARES201  Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication (Elective)

 

VET Qualifications: CUA30415 Certificate III in Live Production and Services

Qualification: Training package: CUA – Creative Arts and Culture Training Package.

 To achieve a Certificate III in Live Production and Services 15 units of competence must be achieved:

  • 6 core units and
  • 9 elective units of which:

If the full requirements of a Certificate are not met, students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment listing Units of Competence achieved according to the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

 

Students will complete the following competencies:

  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development (Core)
  • CPCCWHS1001 Work safely in the construction industry (Core CIT delivery/credit transfer)
  • CUAIND311 Work effectively in the creative arts industry (Core)
  • CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices (Core CIT delivery/credit transfer)
  • CUAPPR304 Participate in collaborative creative projects (Core)
  • SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers (Core)
  • CUALGT301 Operate basic lighting (Elective)
  • CUASMT301 Work effectively backstage during performances (Elective)
  • CUALGT305 Operate floor electrics (Elective)
  • CUASTA301 Assist with production operations for live performances (Elective)
  • CUASTA302 Install staging elements (Elective)
  • CUASOU303 Operate staging elements (Elective)
  • CUASOU304 Prepare audio assets (Elective)
  • CUASOU306 Operate sound reinforcement systems (Elective)
  • CUASOU308 Install and disassemble audio equipment (Elective)

Contact the Performing Arts Coordinator

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