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Production Stream

The Production Stream is designed to equip students with a heart for production with skills in the Audio Production field.  Students will be equipped to function in a professional capacity with the ability to bring your skills both in the Industry and in your local church.

Our learning takes place in a practical skill based worship environment where you will be equipped and trained in the areas of Audio SystemsInput SourcesLive Audio and Stage Monitoring by professionals in the Audio industry.

Along with the workshop environment, you will have the opportunity to learn alongside our Church Production team during weekend services and other major projects, thus allowing you to apply your skills almost immediately.

Students who complete this specialisation will also complete a range of industry approved training units.

The Production Stream course is formatted to include:

  • Tutorials: in smaller groups, where the knowledge of specific production skills is unpacked;
  • Workshops: larger groups where practical/skill-based learning takes place, including but not limited to – operation of equipment; gain before feedback; microphone placement; set-up & pack down as well as live workshops.

Certificate IV - Core Subjects

If you’re going to serve Jesus, there are some things you just have to know. Core Subjects are done by all students and build a foundation of bible, doctrine personal leadership and ministry teamwork that can be applied in a wide range of life and ministry settings.

New Testament Introduction The books, themes and events of the New Testament in their cultural and historical context are introduced along with their application and relevance today. (48 hours | MINBIB401B Complete and apply a study based on the Biblical material to own life)

Old Testament Introduction The books, themes and events of the Old Testament in their cultural and historical context are introduced along with their application and relevance today. (48 hours | MINBIB401B Complete and apply a study based on the Biblical material to own life)

Christian Doctrine This subject identifies and explores a number of the major doctrines of the Bible, with the goal of building a solid foundation of truth for Christian life and ministry. (40 hours | MINTHY401B Identify and apply foundational theological concepts of Christianity)

Spirit-Filled Living The person and work of the Holy Spirit is introduced including an investigation of the baptism in the Spirit, spiritual gifts and ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit. (16 hours | MINLED401B Demonstrate Christian disciplines and spirituality)

Personal Leadership This subject introduces principles of spiritual leadership and is designed to assist the student in building godly character in to their life as a Christian leader, both spiritually and practically. It covers critical issues including, integrity, core values, healthy living, relationships and finance. (48 hours + 22 hours practicum | MINLED401B Demonstrate Christian disciplines and spirituality & MINLED402B Manage personal and ministry priorities holistically)

Personal Evangelism This subject is customised to equip students with the skills and understanding to effectively share the Gospel in a wide range of settings, from personal relationship to the public sphere. (16 hours | MINLED401B Demonstrate Christian disciplines and spirituality)

Teamwork This subject trains the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to work successfully in a team setting. (32 hours + 39 hours practicum | MINLED402B Manage personal and ministry priorities holistically & CHCORG303B Participate effectively in the work environment 1)

Communication in Ministry This subject trains the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to successfully communicate in ministry settings. (32 hours + 71 hours practicum | CHCORG303B Participate effectively in the work environment 1)

Church and Ministry A wide range of aspects of church ministry and culture are introduced from a biblical basis including how we make church relevant today. (16 hours + 80 hours practicum | MINLED405B Describe and contribute to effective Christian ministry)

1Unit drawn from CHC08 Community Services Training Package
2Unit drawn from BSB07 Business Services Training Package
3Units drawn from CUS09 Music Training Package
4Units drawn from CUA11 Live Performance Training Package
5Units drawn from CUF07 Screen and Media Training Package
6Units drawn from CUE03 Entertainment Training Package

Certificate IV - Stream Subjects

The Production stream’s subjects will equip you to function at a professional level with the ability to use your skills in both your local church and the broader production industry.

Introduction to Production in Ministry This subject introduces you production as a ministry in the local church. It explores the role of the production team within the creative ministry and expression of the church. It seeks to cultivate a ministry philosophy that harnesses the power and possibilities of all dimensions of production, bringing them into the service of the gospel and the life-changing mission of the church. (51 hours | MINLED405B Describe and contribute to effective Christian ministry)

Audio Systems During the audio systems subject students will be trained in industry standards for operating a variety of equipment & translating this into the live environment. Digital consoles include PM1D, M7CL, Avid Profile, LS-9, & analogue Soundcraft MH4. Students will also become familiar with bump in/out procedures, participation in technical rehearsals, workplace safety standards & procedures, 2 way communication systems and various production roles within church services. Learning to interpret this knowledge & skills to the audio production requirements will ultimately lead to ability of competency in operating audio equipment during a live event. (40 hours | CUESOU03C Operate professional audio equipment6)

Input Sources This subject delivers the skills and knowledge required to select & manage appropriate microphones & input sources for each given situation as well as the understanding of the signals these devices will create. We will go beyond the general knowledge and use of microphones and delve into what it takes to create and implement complex microphone plots. In addition to these we will look at alternate input sources available, such as DI’s and replay equipment, how to create a concise & clear input patch list and follow this through to successful connection. (40 hours | CUESOU08B Select & manage microphone & other audio input sources6)

Mix Live Audio This subject delivers the skills and knowledge required to move from operating a console to mixing audio for a live performance. Skills in mixing audio are developed over an extended period of time & the opportunity to gain this experience of putting what you learn in class time into practise is required & made mandatory by logging practise hours in a real environment. These opportunities will be made available through college life with opportunities through our youth services, college chapels, extension church services and even additional creative college workshops. (40 hours | CUESOU04C Mix live audio6)

Stage Monitoring This subject equips students with the skills and knowledge required to establish stage requirements for a range of venues and events whilst fulfilling technical requirements and satisfying the final delivery platforms. Students will learn how to setup and operate a stage fold back system as a dedicated console or via a FOH send. Stage equipment and specific issues are explored to lay a foundation for the management of engineering a monitor’s mix and the problems that can arise within the stage fold back environment. (CUESOU011B Setup & operate stage monitor systems6)

1Unit drawn from CHC08 Community Services Training Package
2Unit drawn from BSB07 Business Services Training Package
3Units drawn from CUS09 Music Training Package
4Units drawn from CUA11 Live Performance Training Package
5Units drawn from CUF07 Screen and Media Training Package
6Units drawn from CUE03 Entertainment Training Package