Hunter TAFE to hold fee free creative courses in 2016

In 2016, Hunter TAFE are introducing ‘The Creative Collection’ – a collection of fee free short courses to activate your creativity and boost your skills in the creative arts field. Interested? Head along to the information session this Thursday 3 March at the Newcastle Campus, Tighes Hill.

This is a rare opportunity to gain additional experience and qualifications before enrolling in TAFE, and will add serious value to your educational journey. The courses are ‘Fee Free’ – meaning that the training is fully subsidised by the  NSW Government, if you meet the eligibility criteria, there is no enrolment fee.

The best part? The creative courses are 100% free and open to everyone, and upon completion, you will receive a Statement of Attainment in the dedicated skills area.




5.30PM – 6.30PM





Writers need a diverse range of skills and techniques to tell stories across multiple platforms. This short course is for people who would like to develop pre-existing writing skills or further engage their writing for stage, screen and/or web-based media. The course focuses on writing with proven structures, how to respond to a specific brief/request, and writing for a specific audience. With the advent and enormous growth in streaming media (e.g. Netflix and Stan) contemporary writers need to respond creatively and effectively to this increased demand for stories and other content.

The role of the director is a core element in many creative processes. The challenge for the contemporary director is to achieve high quality artistic outcomes within tight timeframes and budgets. This course is for people who want to improve their skills and abilities working with creatives in performing arts and other art forms. You will learn some fundamental approaches to developing performances, as well as structural and organizational approaches to the production and rehearsal process.

CREWING (Events and Venues)
Learn the basic skills required to be a technical member of a production crew working for venues, clubs, events and festivals. This course is for people who want to work in the Entertainment industry as assistant technical staff, in backstage or front of house areas. The skills are in line with industry standards and reflect the requirements of venue, event and Production companies who employ full-time, part-time and casual staff in the Entertainment industry.

STAGE MANAGING (Events and Venues)
This course skills up those people who have been crew members for events or venues and want to step up into a new position requiring more management and leadership skills. You will learn how to manage an event, how to manger a crew and how to ensure that you stay on budget. Here’s a chance to take on a new role in your venue or for a production company.

If you have a mind for business, but a love for the creative arts, then this course allows you to combine your skills and passion and gain the techniques that support artists and distribute their products. You will learn how to oversee the presentation and distribution of creative products, the operation of a venue and/or the business development of creative personnel; essentially, the business side of creative practice.

Take your recording skills to the next level. This course upgrades skills in professional digital editing software, and on successful completion, students will be accredited in Pro Tools 101 – the industry standard in recording software. You will also be eligible for the next phase of the training, ProTools 110. This training will be delivered shortly after ProTools 101.

If you love music and have a mind for business, then get into the business side of music. This short course gives you an insight into the music industry and how managers assist musicians and songwriters to build a profile and a fan base through festivals, touring and a strong online presence, guiding them with development, financial, marketing advice. A must for anyone who wants to learn more about managing musicians or artists in the music industry.

Learn simple techniques to transform your musical ideas into songs. You will learn how to bring together all the elements of song writing and composition from writing lyrics, to arranging the music and, finally recording. In addition, you will learn how to write music for a specific brief e.g. creating music for a commercial.


For more information, or to register your interest call 49237595 or 0408430275, or visit or

Written by Newcastle Live

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