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  • Objectives
    Available to students who demonstrate potential for, and wish to acquire expertise in the technical and production aspects of the entertainment industry. The program is structured to provide skills and experience consistent with the growing needs of the entertainment industry. Units provide training in the organisational and management skills needed for managing rehearsals and performance including: the development and use of the prompt copy, production documentation, score reading, movement and voice instruction, safety in the theatre, communication and people/time management skills and production and company management. A range of technical production skills and techniques as well as an understanding of the staging and performance requirements for drama, dance, music, music theatre and opera will be developed. Professional placement will occur in the final year. This VET course is offered by ECU as a Registered Training Organisation under the Australian Quality Training Framework.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants apply directly to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Admission is based upon comprehensive interview and the submission of a prescribed project for evaluation. Interviews are normally held in November‑ December. Information relating to interview requirements and procedures is available from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Diploma of Stage Management
  • Course description
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    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The course achieves endorsed national units of competence principally from the entertainment industry training package (CUE03). The units of competence are clustered within course delivery units. Details of the specific delivery arrangement for each unit of competence are available from the relevant Course Coordinator or the Programme Director. Students commence the programme at AQF level 4 – Certificate IV, and over a period of three years full-time study achieve the standard required to graduate at AQF level 6 with an Advanced Diploma of Stage Management.

    Unit        Description                                                                                         Points

    Semester one
    50214    Assist on production (Part A)    *                                                             0
    Semester two
    50215    Assist on production (Part B)    *                                                             0

    Full Year
    CUECOR01B    Manage own work and learning                                                     0
    CUELGT09A    Apply a general knowledge of lighting to work activities                 0
    CUEPRP02A    Research, obtain and prepare props                                              0
    CUESOU07A    Apply a general knowledge of audio to work activities                  0
    CUESTA05A    Apply a general knowledge of staging to work activities                0
    CUESMT06B    Plot technical requirements from scores                                         0
    CUECOR02B    Work with others    *                                                                     0
    CUEPRP07A    Make props using mixed media                                                       0
    CUVCRS04A    Produce technical drawings                                                            0
    CUETGE15A    Handle physical elements safely during bump in/bump out            0
    MEM18.1AB    Use hand tools                                                                                0
    BSBCMN103A  Apply basic communication skills    *                                              0
    BSBCMN203A  Communicate in the workplace    *                                                0
    MEM18.2AA    Use Power Tools/hand Held Operations                                         0
    CUFSAF01B    Follow health, safety and security procedures                               0
    THHGHS03B    Provide first aid                                                                              0
    ICTCC120A    Use basic computer technology                                                      0
    CUFPRP04A    Repair, Maintain and Alter Props                                                    0
    CUETGE05B    Maintain physical production elements                                          0

    Unit                Description                                                                              Points

    Semester one
    50216    Coordinate an area of production in (Part A)    *                                    0
    Semester two
    50217    Coordinate an area of production in (Part B)    *                                    0

    Full Year
    CUEIND01B     Source and apply entertainment industry knowledge                   0
    CUESMT12A    Analyse performance outline/script                                                0
    CUESMT10A    Organise and facilitate rehearsals    *                                           0
    CUESMT08A    Call the production/event    *                                                        0
    CUESMT05B    Stage manage the production/event    *                                       0
    CUESMT4A      Coordinate final production process    *                                        0
    CUFMEM02A    Author a multimedia product                                                         0
    CUETEM07A    Tour the production                                                                       0
    CUESMT11A    Create, update and use production reference documents            0
    CUESMT09A    Plot and rehearse cues    *                                                           0
    CUETEM06A    Organise and monitor bump in/bump out                                      0

    Unit                Description                                                                              Points

    Semester one
    50213    Lead a production team    *                                                                  0
    Semester two
    CUETEM08A    Realise productions    *                                                                0
    Full Year
    BSBFLM503A    Establish effective workplace relationships                                 0
    CUEOHS01B    Implement workplace health, safety and security procedures     0
    CUEFIN02B      Manage a budget                                                                        0
    THHGLE22A      Manage risk                                                                                0
    BSBCMN419A   Manage projects                                                                         0
    BSBFLM404A    Lead work teams                                                                        0
    BSBFLM503B    Manage effective workplace relationships                                  0
    CUEPMT11A     Manage the production process                                                  0
    CUETEM2A       Manage Systems                                                                         0
    BSBFLM502A    Provide leadership in the workplace                                           0
    CUETEM01B    Co-ordinate production operations                                              0
    CUETEM03B    Establish and manage production requirements and resource    0
    THHGLE10B     Manage workplace relations                                                        0
    CUFPOP02B    Determine resource requirements for total production                0
    CUFPOP03B    Compile a production schedule                                                    0

    * Units marked with an asterisk are Designated Units . These units are a fundamental course requirement and may only be attempted once unless otherwise determined by Board of Examiners. Where a student is assessed as 'not yet competent' in a Designated Unit that student may, at the discretion of the Board of Examiners, be excluded from the course and the academic progression status of the student shall be excluded .

    Students must attain competency in all units in a given year before progressing to the next year, i.e. successful completion of year one is a prerequisite for entry into year two, and successful completion of year two is a prerequisite for entry into year three.

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