Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Duration Up to 12 months Full Time
National CodeCUA50815
TAFE SA CodeTP01025
Example Career ProfileSound Engineer / Sound TechnicianSound Engineer / Sound Technician
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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 qualification 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.



Campus / Delivery Study Mode Application
Adelaide College of the ArtsOn CampusOpening Sept 2018

Course Admission Requirements

  • Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    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.

    Important Information

    • Students wishing to access WorkReady funding or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.
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    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 possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate own work and/or that of a team. Job roles include Assistant Sound Engineer and Sound Designer.

    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

    Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) (CUA50815)
    This course delivers a comprehensive knowledge of studio and live sound technology and operations as well as practical studio and venue operational skills for those wanting to gain professional competency in studio recording, live sound and digital software such as Pro Tools, as well as planning and design, installation and operation of live sound production equipment. Access to optional real-world work experience opportunities in industry also exist. 4 core units plus 12 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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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    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.