Growing the next generation of arts workers and creative producers


SPACE is the training program of Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart’s longest running arts centre. We educate emerging artists, arts workers and future industry professionals, with courses including accredited training in producing for theatre and live events, and non-accredited performance classes and workshops.

Responding to industry demand for skilled workers and staff in the expanding market of live performance, festivals and events in Tasmania, the 2015-2016 SPACE program will provide introductory training for students ready to begin a pathway into the industry and also provide professional development and up-skilling for current workers.

Our full-time Certificate IV course is designed to train students as multi-skilled arts workers. It covers a broad range of skills, including planning and project management and technical and front of house skills for theatre and live arts events. The course’s core units include training in industry practice, project management and OH&S, while elective units provide opportunities in audio, lighting, and marketing.

Students of SPACE are based at Salamanca Arts Centre, with full access to our venues. This is the only course of its kind in Tasmania, offering extensive use of a fully operational theatre, galleries and multi-purpose spaces. The venues’ technical facilities offer students the chance to train on industry-standard equipment. These facilities include: a new lighting system, including digital control; a modern audio system; a full AV system with digital projection options.

Salamanca Arts Centre produces multiple programs offering opportunities for SPACE students to work on real productions with real audiences. Students will be allocated to productions throughout the year as part of their assessment.

In addition, students will complete a minimum of one off-site work placement. This placement is a significant part of the course as it provides on-the-job training and an opportunity to assess the student’s skills in the workplace.

SPACE Work Placement Industry Partners:
Tasmanian Theatre Company, Festival of Voices, Loud Mouth Theatre Company, Second Echo Ensemble, Theatre Council of Tasmania, Tasmania Performs, Stranger with My Face Horror Film Festival, Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmanian Writers Centre, Kickstart Arts, Wide Angle Tasmania, Kylie Eastley Consulting.

Recognised Prior Learning
Experienced arts workers can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) and, subject to review, may be given full or partial credit for some of the course units.

SPACE is offered in partnership with the Institute of Project Management (RTO 60154) and supported by Skills Tasmania.

For queries email the SPACE Coordinator.