This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals who analyse, diagnose, design and execute judgements across a broad range of technical or management functions and who have a wide range of specialised technical, creative or conceptual skills. They are also responsible for group outcomes. As such the qualification reflects the skills of a senior manager working in a venues and events context.
Venue manager (service focus)
Venue manager (facilities focus)
Total number of units = 25
10 core units
9 Group A units
6 elective units
The 6 elective units may be selected from the Group A and/or Group B units listed below or any endorsed Training Package. 4 of these elective units may be selected from any accredited course.
Electives must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and be at an qualification level.
CUESTA05C Apply a general knowledge of staging to work activities
BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
CUEAUD06B Apply a general knowledge of vision systems to work activities
Selecting electives for different outcomes
The context for this qualification varies, and this must guide the selection of elective units. The following examples are designed to assist in the selection of appropriate electives for particular outcomes at this level, but they are in no way prescriptive.
The pathways to this qualification are diverse in nature and may include technical production and production management. Higher education qualifications, such as Bachelor Degrees, are also available in this area.
Candidates may enter the qualification with limited vocational experience and without a relevant lower-level qualification.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification considerations
There are no licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification issues that affect this qualification. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.
The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the entertainment industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options. This table is a summary of employability skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
interpreting creative parameters of productions
interpreting scripts, production schedules and lighting plans
developing and maintaining industry networks
liaising with suppliers and contractors
using networks to assist in the implementation of promotional activities
undertaking a general public relations role on behalf of an organisation
presenting market intelligence to colleagues
discussing industry issues with colleagues
communicating regularly and openly with personnel throughout the production process
consulting on resource requirements
chairing production meetings and distributing information about meeting outcomes
delegating tasks and responsibilities to team members
providing information on protocol to colleagues and customers
analysing production requirements, and preparing cost estimates and production schedules
developing and managing budgets
Initiative and enterprise
investigating ways of reducing costs
addressing legal requirements
responding to the unexpected during performances
developing contingency plans to accommodate potential delays in productions
facilitating outcomes that balance different production and creative needs
Planning and organising
planning and organising marketing and promotional activities
planning and monitoring the entire pre-production planning phase for a live production/event
managing tasks concurrently and in accordance with production deadlines
incorporating market intelligence into planning processes
being proactive in identifying new requirements during the pre-production phase
creating a production timeline that takes a wide range of factors into consideration
keeping financial records
sourcing alternative resources
maintaining resource documentation
managing one's own time effectively to meet deadlines
projecting a professional image when representing and promoting the organisation
following workplace operational, safety and security procedures
demonstrating leadership qualities
identifying potential risks and taking action to minimise risk
organising materials and equipment for installation of lighting equipment
setting up and testing equipment in advance to ensure working order
keeping up to date with industry developments, trends, products and services
participating in rehearsals
providing OHS information to staff
using accounting and planning/scheduling software applications