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Certificate IV in Sound Production

Duration Up to 12 months Full Time
National CodeCUS40209
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfilesMusic ProfessionalsMusic Professionals,  Sound Engineer / Sound TechnicianSound Engineer / Sound Technician
FacultiesArts and Design
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Salisbury722005Apply Now On CampusFTDay Only

Course Admission Requirements (for Competitive Applications)

  • Satisfactory presentation of a portfolio


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Selection criteria is only used when there are more applicants for the course than places available. Applicants will be ranked in the following order:

  1. Portfolio score

Course Notes & Special Requirements

  • Applicants must present a portfolio. Please contact 8207 9960 for further details or to book.
  • Delivery of this course will commence at Adelaide College of the Arts from Semester 2, 2017.

How to Apply

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Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. Job role titles may include: Sound Mixer/Technician; Sound Recordist.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Certificate IV in Sound Production (CUS40209)
This course will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to live or studio production to enable you to gain employment in the commercial music and sound production industries. This includes planning and design, installation and operation of live sound production equipment, recording, editing and mixing of music and sound in both studio and performance venue environments with optional real-world work experience opportunities. 3 core units plus 11 electives.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

Credit Transfer

Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

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Certificate IV in Sound Production

UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
University of AdelaideBachelor of Music (Sonic Arts)726Details


This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.