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International Course Info

Course code:

CUA30920S

Course fee:

A$7,080

Duration

0.5 Year

OVERVIEW

The Certificate III in Music (Sound Production) gives you the essential skills and knowledge you need to work as a music producer, assistant sound mixer, post production editor, or live sound assistant in this exciting industry.

You will learn the fundamentals of audio sound production and electronic music, understand the theory behind the music you love, and learn to compose, record and produce music using the latest industry software.

TAFE NSW has a long and renowned history of making music. Studying with us means you'll meet other producers, artists and musicians and develop lifelong career connections.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work you will learn to:

  • Use a recording studio
  • Create music using music software and hardware
  • Set up small PA systems and live sound
  • Communicate with creatives

GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Setting up microphones
  • Recording instruments and vocals
  • Creating beats and other production elements using music software
  • Collaborating with other producers and musicians

DEVELOP YOUR PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENCE

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Creativity
  • A love of music
  • A collaborative nature
  • Patience and commitment to practice and hone your craft

GLOBAL INDUSTRY DEMAND

The global music market is expected to grow 8.5% annually between 2020 and 2025. Key factors driving this growth include:

  • Growing opportunities for upcoming artists to showcase their work to global audiences via online streaming platforms and social media like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Premium.
  • Increasing investment by record companies in music artists
  • Artists leveraging digital generation opportunities
  • An increasing focus on the industry’s long term development and sustainability

The global music publishing market, valued at AU$6.4 billion in 2018, is expected to grow 6.1% annually between 2018 and 2025. The increase in paid subscriptions for media streaming is a key driver of this growth. In fact, in 2018 digital royalties contributed to about 54% of the overall global music publishing market revenues.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:


English Language Requirements:


TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you require may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is highly recommended that you have:

  • Some experience using a PC or Mac computer
  • Some experience with computer-based recording software such as Logic, Ableton, Pro Tools, Cubase or similar


If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

STARTING DATES, COURSE FEES AND LOCATIONS

From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$7,080
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$7,080

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

CAMPUS FACILITIES AND SUPPORT

TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules - Total number of units = 11
  • 3 core units plus 8 elective units, of which:
  • at least 6 must be from the elective units listed below, with no more than 2 of these units from Group E
  • up to 2 may be from the listed elective units (with the exception of Group E) or from this or any currently endorsed training package qualification or accredited course.
  • Core Units
  • CUACMP311 Implement copyright arrangements
  • CUAIND313 Work effectively in the music industry
  • CUAIND314 Plan a career in the creative arts industry
  • CUAMCP211 Incorporate technology into music making
  • CUAMCP313 Create simple musical pieces using music technology
  • CUASOU212 Perform basic sound editing
  • CUASOU308 Install and disassemble audio equipment
  • CUASOU312 Develop and apply knowledge of audio theory
  • CUASOU317 Record and mix basic music demos
  • CUASOU331 Undertake live audio operations
  • CUALGT311 Operate basic lighting

KEEP LEARNING WITH TAFE NSW

From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.

STUDY PATHWAYS

Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Music study pathway:

STUDY PACKAGES

Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.


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