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

Lighting

Live Sound

Video

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.

Programme structure

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The core modules are made up of the following unit standards:

30265 Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role L3 8 credits
30266 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety culture and practices L3 6 credits
30268 Monitor the health and safety performance of a team within an organisation L4 5 credits
30455 Operate professionally, collaboratively and solve problems systematically in the entertainment and event industry L4 21 credits
30456 Demonstrate knowledge of worker responsibilities and professional development in the entertainment and event industry L4 10 credits
30457 Describe production process requirements and roles and responsibilities in the entertainment and event industry L4 10 credits

The Rigging strand adds the following unit standards:

Unit standard 30460 Demonstrate knowledge of industry terminology, equipment and work practices for event and area rigging systems L4 10 credits
Unit standard 30461 Install, operate and remove rigging equipment for a performance or event L4 20 credits

The Lighting strand adds the following unit standards:

Unit standard 30458 Demonstrate knowledge of electrical theory and lighting equipment for stage lighting for a performance or event L4 10 credits
Unit standard 30459 Install, operate and remove lighting systems for performances or events L4 20 credits

The Live Sound strand adds the following unit standards:

Unit standard 30466 Demonstrate knowledge of signal flow, sound system requirements and factors affecting performance or event sound quality L4 10 credits
Unit standard 30467 Install, operate and remove sound equipment for performances, events or a live recording L4 20 credits

The Video strand adds the following unit standards:

Unit standard 30470 Explain equipment, components and video signal quality relating to video systems for performances or events L4 10 credits
Unit standard 30471 Select, install, operate and remove video equipment for performances or events L4 20 credits

The Stage Management strand adds the following unit standards:

Unit standard 30468 Demonstrate knowledge of roles and responsibilities within the stage management team for performances or events L4 10 credits
Unit standard 30469 Perform a stage management role and produce documentation for all phases of performances or events L4 20 credits

The Stage Mechanics strand adds the following unit standards:

Unit standard 30464 Demonstrate knowledge of scenery, rigging and mechanical stage equipment for performances or events L4 10 credits
Unit standard 30465 Prepare, set up, operate, and remove scenery, rigging, and mechanical stage equipment for performances or events L4 20 credits

The Scenic Construction strand adds the following unit standards:

Unit standard 30462 Demonstrate knowledge of the drawings, materials and methods used to construct stage scenery for performances or events L4 10 credits
Unit standard 30463 Construct stage scenery for a performance or event L4 20 credits

For more information on the content of the qualification, visit the NZQA website, here.

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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