NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus

The senior campus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College

Telephone02 9905 2634


Entertainment Vocational Education and Training (VET)

The entertainment industry is a diverse industry covering a wide range of occupational areas including audio, costume, customer service, front of house, lighting, make-up, props, scenic art, sets, staging, technical operations and vision systems. Students are able to experience roles that are current practice in the professional entertainment industry, and will attain an insight into potential future career paths.

Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations) is a VET course that is fulfilled through units of competency.  Students achieve units of competency through assessment and experience in the setup of performance and events requiring staging, lighting, sound and vision.

While competencies are achieved with experience, there is a significant theoretical aspect of the course involving technical terminology, WH&S and legal knowledge about the entertainment industry.  

Entertainment is a Category B competency based TAFE course with 4 units run over two years that can be counted towards Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).


Work placement is compulsory for this course and requires a minimum 70 hours of experience in total over two years. Students will have the opportunity to set up for school events such as assemblies, performance nights, cross college extra-curricular activities and simulated experiences that target specific competency areas.