Hit the right note and gain an understanding of the music industry with foundational skills in sound production. Be part of the music community as you learn about studio recording and live sound, perform live mixing and make records.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Use a recording studio
Create music using music software and hardware
Set up small PA systems and live sound
Work with copyright
Communicate with creatives
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The skills to put on a live gig as a sound technician
A sound understanding of industry-standard recording and audio equipment
Make a finished song recording
Experience in collaborating with others
Engage in creating music using music software and hardware
Build a strong pathway to continue your study and 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:
Basic experience in using computers, PC or Mac, and working with simple software applications
An interest in music technology
Access to a personal computer, software like Microsoft Office and the internet, as some elements of this course are delivered online. This may be available at a campus library
Availability to attend rehearsals, functions, and live performances outside of class hours, including evenings and potentially on weekends
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: Assistant recording engineer, Assistant live sound engineer and Road crew
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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 III in Music (Sound Production) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 units of competency, including 3 core and 8 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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