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Melbourne Polytechnic Prahran

Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

If you have a passion for all the aspects of theatre and live production then our Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services is for you. Our course teaches you what you need to know about lighting, stage/event management, visions systems and theatre sound.

Learn your craft from the best

In this very hands-on course, you will have extensive training in all technical aspects of the theatre industry. This includes production, theatre lighting, theatre sound, stage and event management, vision systems and set and props design and construction.

Throughout the year, you will collaborate with other student cohorts in developing a number of large-scale theatre productions. These productions are either group devised, installations or from chosen scripts.

Industry connections and resources

At Melbourne Polytechnic you will learn in a state-of-the-art training venue. The David Williamson Theatre is a 120 seat facility with industry standard lighting rig, lighting and sound equipment, flying systems, set and prop construction area and stage storage spaces.

You will also have access to a smaller theatre training venue and a large movement room. You will be timetabled into Mac and PC labs for marketing and production requirements and resources classes.

The Performing Arts Department has strong industry connections with small and large-scale theatre companies such as Arts Centre Melbourne, La Mama, Carlton Courthouse, Red Stitch Theatre Company, Black Hole Theatre Company and Impro Melbourne. You will also work closely with the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA).

Employment outcomes

As part of the course and because you will be working on sets and design, you will be given the opportunity to gain an Elevated Work Platform Licence, which will be an asset when seeking employment in the related industry.

The course will train you to be a multi-skilled technical theatre worker with extensive skills in theatre lighting, theatre sound, stage and event management, vision systems and set and prop-making.


Undertaken by a combination of:

  • Face-to-face interaction,
  • Project work and industry-based learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

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First Instalment AUD4,600.00
Total duration 12 MONTH(S)

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First Instalment AUD4,600.00
Total duration 12 MONTH(S)
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Total number of students: 2190

Number of students - College: 5 - 25

Melbourne Polytechnic boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia. Many are designed to simulate real workplaces and provide services direct to the public or industry, from all of our campuses and training centres in Melbourne.

Formerly known as Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) we have a proud history that spans over 100 years delivering professional education programs in Melbourne, making us one of the most experienced providers of vocationally-oriented education courses in Australia. 

In 2014, we changed our name to Melbourne Polytechnic to encompass our two strengths in the educational sector:

  • providing higher education and vocational education, and
  • training to industry-focused students and professionals in Australia and from around the world.


  • Our international students come from over 70 different countries and study across six campuses and almost eighty courses.
  • We offer practical industry relevant training designed in consultation with leading practitioners.
  • We have outstanding student support, with free academic, financial, career and personal counselling, and free airport pick up.
  • Our onsite facilities offer leading edge technology and real life working conditions, like restaurants, salons and recording studios.
  • Every one of our qualifications is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.
  • We are goverment funded and owned.
  • Winner of the Australian Governments Premiers Award for Excellence in International Education (in 2014, runner up in 2015).
  • We employ motivated, passionate teachers who have extensive experience in their field and links to industry.
  • To study in Melbourne, the worlds most liveable city.


  • David Williamson Theatre
  • Creative Spaces
  • The Apprentice Restaurant
  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Free wifi

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Melbourne, High Street 144
Prahran VIC 3181

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