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New Zealand Certificate in Entertainment and Event Technology (Level 4) with strands in Lighting and Live Sound - MAINZ Christchurch

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 10 February to 13 November

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: MAINZ Christchurch
Credits: 120

Graduates of the Lighting strand will also be able to:

  • Safely install, operate and remove lighting equipment to meet the production and lighting plan requirements for a range of complex performances and events

Graduates of the Live Sound strand will also be able to:

  • Safely install, operate and remove sound equipment to meet the production and sound plan requirements for a range of complex performances and events or a live recording

LSL401 Live Sound 1

LSL402 Live Sound 2

LSL403 Live Sound 3

LSL404 Lighting 1

LSL405 Lighting 2

LSL406 Lighting 3

MUS407 Music Industry Studies

MUS403 Contemporary Music in Context

This programme is NOT eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

2019 fees 

Domestic fees - $6,510

International fees - $19,500

This qualification provides the entertainment industry with technicians who can operate safely, under indirect supervision, in the entertainment and event technology industry.

The qualification includes strands that recognise specialist knowledge and practical skills in various areas relating to entertainment and events technology. Graduates of this qualification will have specialist skills and knowledge in two of the areas covered by the strands.

Graduates can contribute to the cultural, social and economic life of Aotearoa New Zealand.

School Leaver
Applicants should be 16 years of age, or older, have successfully completed NCEA Level 1 or equivalent, and have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of eight credits at NCEA Level 1 in English.
Mature Applicant
Consideration will be given to applicants aged 20 years or older who do not meet the entry criteria if they can demonstrate a history of work, industry experience which in the opinion of the Programme Managers exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study.
All applicants 
All applicants may be required to attend an interview. Preference will be given to applicants who have acheived Merit or Excellence in maths, physics and music at or the equivalent of, NCEA Level 2 or above.
Language Requirements 
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:
NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or
Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or
Successful completion of a Bachelor Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding two years:
IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) – Score of 530 (with an essay score 4.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) – Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations – FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
NZCEL a) To be discontinued on 31 December 2019 Level 3 with the Academic endorsement, b) Current Level 3 (Applied)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 42)
City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 42
Language Cert – B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS
An NZQA approved English Language proficiency test, where the student has achieved an outcome that is equivalent or better than those scores listed for Internationally recognised English language proficiency tests above in relation to the level of intended programme of study, or
Completion of all primary education and at least three year’s secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or
Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.   
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:
Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
Have successfully completed a Bachelor Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

School Leaver

Applicants should be 16 years of age, or older, have successfully completed NCEA Level 1 or equivalent, and have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of eight credits at NCEA Level 1 in English.

Mature Applicant

Consideration will be given to applicants aged 20 years or older who do not meet the entry criteria if they can demonstrate a history of work, industry experience which in the opinion of the Programme Managers exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study.

All applicants 

All applicants may be required to attend an interview. Preference will be given to applicants who have acheived Merit or Excellence in maths, physics and music at or the equivalent of, NCEA Level 2 or above.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

To successfully complete and be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Entertainment and Event Technology (Level 4) students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 120 credits.

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