New Zealand Diploma in Entertainment and Event Technology (Level 6) with strands in Entertainment Rigging, Lighting, Live Sound, Video, Stage Management, Stage Mechanics, and Scenic Construction

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Dip Ent and Event Tech L6

Who is this qualification for?   

We are currently developing this qualification for people who want to develop their career as a professional technician in the entertainment and event technology industry.

Skilled technicians are the backbone of a successful performance. The industry needs creative, energetic and knowledgeable professionals to work their magic behind the scenes.

This qualification will be delivered and assessed on-the-job in a workplace within the performing arts industry.

Graduates of this qualification will have the advanced skills and knowledge to safely work as a technician, and lead a crew in their chosen field in the entertainment and event technology industry.

What's involved?

This 120-credit diploma has core modules and seven strands:

The core modules cover:

Health and safety

Managing recruitment and supervision of staff personnel for performances and events

Planning, managing and evaluating departmental production processes and procedures

Personal professional development.

The Entertainment Rigging, Lighting, Live Sound, and Video  strands cover:

Developing, implementing and evaluating strand-specific plans or a range of  performances or events

Leading a crew to meet the strand-specific requirements for a range of performances or events.

The Stage Management strand covers:

Developing production and stage management processes

Overseeing a production team and managing a stage management crew for a range of performances or events.

The Stage Mechanics strand covers:

Managing the stage mechanics and setting up the scenery for a range of  performances or events

Leading a stage mechanics crew.

The Scenic Construction strand covers:

Developing scenic construction plans for a range of  performances or events

Leading a scenic construction crew.

This qualification is designed to be completed in 2 years. 

What are the costs?

On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.  

Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.   

To check out our fees list, click here. 

For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch.  

Where to from here?

We are still in the development stages of these qualifications.  

For more information about the development, please contact

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

Check out our range of other performing arts qualifications

 Discover your own career path on Tōu Aratika  - our careers website. 

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