Certificate III Program in Electronic Music Production

TAFE SA Code: CP00265

Incorporating: Certificate III in Music (Creation and Composition) (CUA30920)


Enhance your music making with this comprehensive course in electronic music production. Get a solid grounding in audio engineering principles and become skilled in the industry standard Ableton Live software. You’ll learn all about live performance as well as mixing, mastering, and sampling. Gain a deeper understanding of the music industry as you learn from experienced industry professionals. Learn the basics of copyright, promotion, distribution, finance, and contracts. Boost your skills and your confidence so you can make your way in the music industry.

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12 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
Classes are held one day a week

Industry Conditions and Skills
You will need to have intermediate computer skills.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
You will need to supply your own headphones.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context in the music industry, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. Job role titles may include: Music Producer; Electronic Performer/Recording Artist; Remixer; Sound Effects Production.

    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.

    Skills Covered

    Certificate III Program in Electronic Music Production
    Key study areas include Ableton Live, drum programming with Ableton Live DrumRacks, creating basslines and melodies, time-stretching and Ableton Live warping, Reverb, Delay & Modulation Effects, EQ, editing and musical arrangement. You will also cover the basics of copyright, Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) and music promotion, distribution and contracts. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 3 core units and 8 elective units.


    Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:

    Qualification TAFE SA Code National Code
    Certificate III in Music (Creation and Composition) TP01209 CUA30920

    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.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice 40
    Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
    Implement copyright arrangements 20
    Work effectively in the music industry 35


    Name Nominal Hours
    Compose simple songs or musical pieces 35
    Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media 35
    Develop technical skills in performance 20
    Experiment with techniques to produce wood objects 50
    Incorporate music technology into performance 35
    Make a music demo 40
    Perform basic sound editing 30
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