AWARD COURSE

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)


National Code: CUA40915
TAFE SA Code: TP01001


Description

Sound production courses teach you to operate audio equipment to record, edit, mix and master and produce sound for CD, DVD, web, TV, radio, film, video productions and live performance. 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.

Duration
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Up to 6 months 

Full Time

Sound Engineer / Sound Technician Sound Engineer / Sound Technician

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Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees for the 6 month course
Subsidised
$2,526
Concession
$1,694

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$9,764

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $140.00 for Purchase of AVID and Pro-Tools books and Licence fee for Lynda.com.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • 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 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 Music Industry (Sound Production) (CUA40915)
    Gain a sound theoretical knowledge of the music industry and basic studio recording. Develop your music production skills in audio post production and studio work and live sound technology and theory. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 10 elective units.

    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.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of 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 units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply work health and safety practices 10
    Articulate, present and debate ideas 40
    Investigate micro business opportunities 30
    Use and respect copyright 50

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assist with production operations for live performances 90
    Develop and implement sound plans 35
    Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media 35
    Install and disassemble audio equipment 50
    Manage audio input sources 30
    Mix music in a studio environment 60
    Perform basic sound editing 30
    Record sound 60
    Undertake live audio operations 100
    Work safely in the construction industry 6
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