New Zealand Diploma in Entertainment and Event Technology (Level 6)

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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?

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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 seven strands are:

Entertainment Rigging 


Live Sound


Stage Management

Stage Mechanics

Scenic Construction.

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.   

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 take your entertainment and event operations career to the next level? 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. 

Express your interest


Contact your regional advisor or

P   0508 4 SKILLS (0508 475 4557)