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Expressions of interest are now open for Tech Connect

Expressions of interest are now open for Tech Connect – Arts Centre Melbourne’s accredited theatre technical training program delivered in regional hub venues.

Building on the success of 2019’s Tech Connect program, delivered in Shepparton and Horsham, 2022’s Tech Connect is a 10-week program delivered May – June that establishes two new theatrical hubs at Gippsland Performing Arts Centre and Geelong Arts Centre. These will provide Nationally Accredited Qualifications for new and existing theatre technicians attending from surrounding ‘satellite’ cultural venues.

What does Tech Connect offer?

The program will offer:

  • Opportunity for new and existing regional technicians to complete the Qualification: CUA 30415 Certificate III in Live Production & Services
  • WorkSafe accredited Entertainment Industry Safety Training (includes Construction Industry white-card certification)
  • Integrated Arts Wellbeing Collective training, building personal resilience and help-seeking culture
  • Access to industry professional networks
  • 1-on-1 specialist mentoring in participants’ own satellite/regional ‘home’ venues

Tech Connect leverages the Arts Centre Melbourne’s status as a Registered Training Organisation to support Victoria’s regional creative industries.

Following consultation with the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC) and regional performing arts communities, the program has been designed to help address industry skills shortages by providing theatre relevant hands-on training for theatre technicians living in regional and remote areas.

WorkSafe Victoria have also supported the program with the integration of the award-winning Arts Centre Melbourne-led Arts Wellbeing Collective workshop program, promoting positive mental health and wellbeing for workers across our creative state.

Tech Connect is made possible through a partnership between the Andrews Government and Arts Centre Melbourne.


To register your interest please contact us at

Expressions of interest close midnight, Friday 22 April.

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