APPRENTICESHIP: New Zealand Certificate in Entertainment and Event Technology (Level 4)

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Ent and Event Tech L4

Who is this qualification for?   

This apprenticeship is for people who want to specialise in a particular area within the entertainment and event technology industry.

People in these roles are experts in their field, and work together to bring performances to life. Working behind the scenes, they are energetic, creative and switched on.

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

Graduates of this qualification will be able to safely and independently work in the entertainment and event technology industry using their specialist skills and knowledge.

The trainee chooses two of seven strands:

Entertainment Rigging


Live Sound


Stage Management

Stage Mechanics

Scenic Construction

What's involved?

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

The core modules cover:

Industry practices, processes and protocols

Professional conduct and etiquette

Stakeholder communication skills

Health and safety

Career development.

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

Safely installing, operating and removing strand-specific equipment.

The Stage Management strand covers:

Implementing stage management documentation and production process requirements to ensure the smooth running of a range of complex performances and events.

The Stage Mechanics strand covers:

Safely setting up, operating and removing scenery and stage mechanical devices.

The Scenic Construction strand covers:

Constructing stage scenery using a range of construction methods, equipment and digital technologies.

This qualification is designed to be completed in 2 years.

What are the costs?

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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.   

Skills Active apprenticeships are zero-fees until the end of 2022, under the government's Targeted Training Fund.

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?

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So, you want to play a key role in the entertainment and event technology industry? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?  

To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active Learning Support Advisor.   

Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the performing arts industry.  

If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact your local performing arts facility, or a Skills Active Learning Support Advisor to talk about how you can get involved. 

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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Contact your regional advisor or

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