Entertainment and Event Technology qualification review

 

 

Proposed qualifications

 

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 
Qualification development status

 

 

 

 

Submission to NZQA for listing on the NZQF

Skills Active, on behalf of the Performing Arts Governance Group, submitted the suite of Performing Arts qualifications, excluding Performing Arts Management, to NZQA for listing on the NZ Qualifications Framework (NZQF) in February 2016.

NZQA will advise the outcome of the submission in due course, in the meantime, please click on the PDF icon below to access the draft Entertainment and Event Technology qualifications as submitted to NZQA. 
 

 

Draft E&E Technology qualifications submitted to NZQA - February 2016 

 
 
Stage 2 consultation

 

Consultation was held during October 2014 for the following proposed qualifications:

  • NZ Certificate in Entertainment and Event Operations (Level 3)
  • NZ Certificate in Entertainment and Event Technology (Level 4)
  • NZ Diploma in Entertainment and Event Technology (Level 6)

 

Qualification matrix (updated July 2015)                                                                                                 

 

These qualifications have been developed for the entertainment and event technology industry by Skills Active Aotearoa in partnership with Entertainment Technology New Zealand (ETNZ).

 

Consultation was conducted on the Skills Active and ETNZ websites from 20 - 28 October 2014. A series of ETNZ consultation meetings were held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with a combined total of 104 people from the Entertainment Technology industry.

 

Feedback on the proposed qualifications was very positive with many respondents endorsing the qualifications without further comment.

'There has been an immense amount of time and energy poured into this process, or which, we the industry, will only ever see the surface of. Also the bulk of the work has been created/undertaken in a short space of time, Thank you!'

'This qualification is long overdue for our industry. Well done to all concerned in developing this.'

The key points raised during the consultation process and the actions taken as a result have been summarised in the below Summary of Consultation Feedback document.

 

 

Summary of consultation feedback                                                                 


 

UNIT STANDARDS

 

Unit standard consultation: Round 2 - Level 4


Unit standards have been developed to meet the requirements of:

  • The New Zealand Certificate in Entertainment and Event Technology (Level 4) with strands in Entertainment Rigging, Lighting, Live Sound, Video, Stage Management, Stage Mechanics and Scenic Construction.

The below draft unit standards have been developed in collaboration with industry. Consultation was held from 18 April to 2 May 2017.

 

Click on the link below to view the matrix document that provides the details of the evidence requirements of the unit standards. 

 

 Entertainment and Event Technology Level 4 Standards Matrix

 

Core Units
L4Ind3 Describe production process requirements, structures, and roles and responsibilities of personnel in the Entertainment and Event industry
L4Core1 Operate professionally, collaboratively and solve problems systematically in the Entertainment and Event industry
L4Core3  Demonstrate knowledge of contracting and small business obligations as a contractor in the Entertainment and Event industry
Strand Units
L4Rig1 Demonstrate knowledge of industry terminology, operating systems and workflows for theatre and arena rigging systems.
L4Rig2 Safely install, operate, and remove rigging equipment for performances or events.
L4Lit1 Demonstrate knowledge of electrical theory and lighting equipment for stage lighting for a performance or event.
L4Lit2 Safely install, operate and remove lighting equipment for performances or events.
L4Sound1  Demonstrate knowledge of signal flow, sound system requirements, and factors affecting good sound quality for a performance or event.
L4Sound2  Safely install, operate and remove sound equipment for performances, events or a live recording.
L4Video1 Explain equipment, input and output units, signal flow diagrams, and video signal quality relating to video systems for performances or events.
L4Video2 Safely select, install, operate and remove video equipment for performances or events.
L4STM1 Apply knowledge of stage manager attributes, behaviours, roles and responsibilities for roles within the stage management team for performances or events.
L4STM2  Perform a stage management role and produce documentation for all phases of performances or events.
L4SMech1  Demonstrate knowledge of scenery, rigging and mechanical stage equipment for performances or events.
L4SMech2 Safely prepare, set up, operate, and remove scenery, rigging, and mechanical stage equipment for performances or events.
L4SC1  Explain the purpose and function of the components used to construct stage scenery for performances or events.
L4SC2 Construct stage scenery for a performance or event.
   
   

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Unit standard consultation: Round 1

 

Consultation on the Entertainment and Event Technology was held 15 July - 9 August 2015.

 

A set of core unit standards have been developed, along with sets for each of the following strands:

  • Entertainment Rigging
  • Lighting
  • Video
  • Live Sound
  • Stage Management
  • Stage Mechanics
  • Scenic Construction

These unit standards form the basis of programmes leading to the three Entertainment and Event Technology qualifications.

 

These standards have been designed for use in demonstrating the industry-specific skills and knowledge required within the qualifications. Any programme developed would also require the inclusion of other standards to capture the more generic and transferable skill sets such as health and safety, risk management, team work and communication skills.

 

Click on the icons below to download the draft unit standards. 

 

 

Draft unit standards (complete set, 117 pages)                                              

 

Unit standards by strand:

 

 

Core 

 

Entertainment Rigging                                  

 

Lighting 

 

Video 

 

Live Sound 

 

Stage Management 

 

Stage Mechanics

 

Scenic Construction

 

 

 

GOVERNANCE

 

Sector Reference Group

 

The Sector Reference Group (SRG) provides strategic advice and direction to Skills Active to support the development of qualifications to meet the current and future industry, sector and community needs.

 

SRG members:

  • Andrew Gibson, Entertainment Production Services
  • Dale Henderson, Events Tauranga Ltd
  • Glen Crighton, Auckland Live
  • Graeme Philip, John Herber Ltd
  • Kathryn Osborne, Royal NZ Ballet
  • Leona van der Heyden, Skills Active Aotearoa
  • Rob Peters, Theatre Systems and Design Ltd
  • Stephen Fairweather, Philips Selecon
  • Vicki Cooksley, Entertainment Production Services

To view the Performance Technology SRG Terms of Reference click here

 

 

Technical Advisory Groups

 

The Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) provide technical expertise to support the development of qualifications to meet the current and future industry, sector and community needs.

 

To view the Performance Technology Technical Advisor Terms of Reference click here

 

 

 

Click here to go to the Performing Arts TRoQ page.

Click here to go to the main TRoQ page.