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Music and Sound Production Courses

From songwriting, to performing, to producing, to marketing, you can gain the skills and knowledge to fulfil your creative vision with our courses in Music Performance, Music Business, Audio Engineering, Electronic Music Production, Live Production, Sound Design and Music Video.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you can start at a comfortable level and progress to become a music industry professional. Course links below will show you available locations.

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Music – A Blend of Performance, Production & Business

Most music courses are specialised into Performance (for musicians & singers), Production (for recording and live sound) and business (for making a living at it). Here are the locations that offer a blended approach, so you get some of each.

Music Performance

While playing in bands you will learn improvisation, song writing, notation, music theory, stagecraft, handling the business and launching your career. Famous alumni includes members of 5SOS, The DMAs and many more.

Music Business

You will learn what all the job functions are in the music industry, how to grow your career and the careers of others, how to do publicity, social media, fundraising, put on shows and tours, manage artists, publishing, distribution, sync licenses and more.

Sound Production – Audio Engineering

You will become a well-rounded audio engineer capable of running a recording studio, producing music using a range of microphones, analogue and digital audio workstations (DAWs), mixing music in the studio and live, running PA systems, syncing music to motion picture and more.

Sound Production – Electronic Music Production

You will learn to make entire albums in the computer using Ableton Live music production software, which include cutting edge sounds of all instruments, filters, effects, pitch shifting, time warping to create any sound you can imagine.

Live Production

In Certificate III you will learn set up PA systems, mic instruments, mix live sound for bands and corporate events, various lighting, projections, staging, putting on shows, white card training, and more. Higher levels are focused more on set design and managing technical teams.

Sound Design

This version of the course focuses on Sound Design for Film and Television, including Soundscapes, Foley and Music, developing sound components in Post Production. The code for this version is CUA41215-01V01-18NEW-938.

Music Video

Ultimo Campus has two courses that focus on music video. The first one similar to our Film & Television course. You will learn to shoot and edit on traditional gear, as well as how to do everything on iPhone/iPad for professional results.

In the other course you will learn animation and digital effects to create videos, or to enhance existing videos. There is an emphasis on incorporating this into Music Videos, though you may choose to use it any way you want.

Certificate IV in Screen & Media (INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA, ANIMATION & EFFECTS)

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Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course code: CUA50815

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work, and/or that of a team, in their chosen field in the music industry. This qualification provides for specialisation in Sound Production. To achieve this specialisation, the following additional packaging rules must be adhered to: * 6 elective units must be selected from Group B. Licensing/Regulatory Information National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels: CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level. National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course code: CUA60515

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use wide-ranging analytical, technical, creative, conceptual and managerial skills in their chosen field in the music industry. Their knowledge base may be specialised or broad. These individuals are sometimes accountable for group outcomes. This qualification provides for the specialisation in Sound Production. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course code: CUA40915

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in music performance, sound production or music business contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others. This qualification provides for the specialisation in Sound Production. Licensing/Regulatory Information National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels: CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level. National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business)

Course code: CUA50815

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work, and/or that of a team, in their chosen field in the music industry. This qualification provides for specialisation in Music Business. To achieve this specialisation, the following additional packaging rules must be adhered to: * 6 elective units must be selected from Group C. Licensing/Regulatory Information National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels: CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level. National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course code: CUA30915

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 theoretical knowledge. They may provide support to a team. This qualification provides for the specialisation in Sound Production. Licensing/Regulatory Information ------------------------------------- National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Music Business)

Course code: CUA40915

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in music performance, sound production or music business contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others. This qualification provides for the specialisation in Music Business. Licensing/Regulatory Information National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels: CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level. National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Certificate III in Music Industry (Music Business)

Course code: CUA30915

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 theoretical knowledge. They may provide support to a team. This qualification provides for the specialisation in Music Business. Licensing/Regulatory Information ------------------------------------- National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Course code: CUA50815

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work, and/or that of a team, in their chosen field in the music industry. This qualification provides for specialisation in Performance. To achieve this specialisation, the following additional packaging rules must be adhered to: * 6 elective units must be selected from Group A. Licensing/Regulatory Information National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels: CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level. National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Certificate IV in Music Industry

Course code: CUA40915

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in music performance, sound production or music business contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others. Licensing/Regulatory Information National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels: CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level. National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Certificate III in Music Industry

Course code: CUA30915

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 theoretical knowledge. They may provide support to a team. Licensing/Regulatory Information ------------------------------------- National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)

Course code: CUA30915

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 theoretical knowledge. They may provide support to a team. This qualification provides for the specialisation in Performance. Licensing/Regulatory Information ------------------------------------- National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance)

Course code: CUA40915

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in music performance, sound production or music business contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others. This qualification provides for the specialisation in Performance. Licensing/Regulatory Information National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels: CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level. National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Course code: CUA60515

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use wide-ranging analytical, technical, creative, conceptual and managerial skills in their chosen field in the music industry. Their knowledge base may be specialised or broad. These individuals are sometimes accountable for group outcomes. This qualification provides for the specialisation in Performance. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

TAFE Statement in Music 2-5 years singing, dancing, percussion

Course code: 158-54041V01

The workshop explores in practice, ideas and activities related to music for 3-5 year olds. It reviews and reflects on music and its delivery to the preschool child. Anyone who is working with 3-5 year olds and is ready to reflect and extend on current practice. At the completion of this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to; Sing Review the values of music Identify the elements of music Explore the elements of music in practice Play Orff instruments Compose sound scapes Create and compose duration scores

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What job opportunities could a music or sound production course lead to?

A music and sound production course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from setting up the stage for performers to taking to the microphone as a recording artist.

Qualifications in music and sound production can lead to a job as a sound technician, stage hand, music publisher or songwriter. The average weekly salary for a sound technician is $1,509. 

Whether you’re just starting out in your music and sound production career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Music, Music Industry, Sound Production, Live Production and Technical Services and Screen and Media.