Gain foundational knowledge and skills for a music career and explore different industry avenues, including performing, staging, recording and music business. You don’t need any experience, just a keen ear and a passion for music.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Record audio and edit sound
Set up equipment on stage for a performance
Perform for an audience, depending on your interests
Use music business foundational skills
Identify genre types and develop listening skills
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Skills to use the latest music technology, sound equipment and sound studios, including Ableton, Logic Pro and ProTools
Work with teachers who have years of experience in the music industry
Be comfortable with singing or playing an instrument
Confidence to perform in public in a group
Experience in using industry equipment to record audio
Skills to set up a stage for a performance
Build strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Flexible personal schedule to be able to attend rehearsals or functions outside of class hours
A passion for performing or creating music, either at school or in a self-taught capacity
Enthusiasm or experience in recording or creating sound
An interest in learning the business side of the music industry
Collaboration skills to work in a group, in rehearsals and in studio teams
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Sound Technicians operate audio equipment to record, enhance, mix and amplify sound in support of television, radio, film or video productions, or stage performances.
Other jobs include: Musician, Roadie, Stage technician, Record label assistant, Recording studio assistant and Music management assistant
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Music does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Music qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 8 Units of competency, including 3 core and 5 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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