Certificate in Audio Production and Event Technology (Level 4) - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

February to November

Duration:

One year Full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

If you are a technically focussed person who enjoys putting on a show, study the New Zealand Certificate in Entertainment and Event Technology (Level 4) with strands in Lighting and Live Sound to become and entertainment technician and make events the best they can be.

Choose a strand and develop specialist knowledge and practical skills in entertainment and events technology.

You will learn:

  • Music science and sound
  • Industry practice, safety and protocols
  • Audio production and event technology
  • Communications
  • Live sound and lighting.

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 eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme

  • No Tuition Fees
  • Direct Material Costs: $695

International Fees can be found here

This qualification may lead to employment or self-employment in roles such as:

  • Live sound (Live event audio);
  • Entertainment rigging;
  • Entertainment lighting;
  • Entertainment video;
  • Stage mechanics;
  • Stage management;
  • Scenic construction;
  • Technical equipment retail, hire and supply.

School Leavers

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 8 credits at NCEA Level 1 in English.

Mature Applicants

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 may be required to attend an interview. Preference will be given to applicants with Merit or Excellence passes 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 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
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) with strands in Lighting and Live Sound students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 120 credits.

(Please note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement)

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