Course Start Date
26 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production) is designed for budding music producers and sound engineers who want to work in the evolving music industry. Learn the fundamentals of audio sound production and electronic music, and launch your recording career.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Use music software for music creation and editing
- Work with microphones and mixing consoles
- Edit music using a range of mixing techniques
- Understand audio theory
- Work within copyright
- Manage work, health and safety practices
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- An interest in sound production and/or electronic music
- A willingness to continually improve through practice
- Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
- The ability to seek constructive feedback on work
- Collaborative teamwork skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- A strong pathway to continue your study and reach your career potential
- Music producer
- Post-production editor
- Project collaborator
- Assistant sound mixer
- Audiovisual operator
- Live sound assistant
- Casual technician
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate IV of Music Industry (Sound Production)
- Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)
- Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a full time day, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 19.3 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6.7 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 16.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including industry engagement, rehearsing for gigs, listening to music, writing music / lyrics, or participating in a range of independent creative projects.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- have a love of music
- want to work in the music industry
- want skills in recording and in setting up and operating live sound.
Students participate in a combination of connected learning (core units) and on-campus classes (practical units) .
Students are required to bring their own set of WIRED head phones each day to class. This is important. NO buds or wireless headphones to be used.
If students are unsure of their level of music knowledge and experience, other study options are available such as Certificate II Music Industry to support your Music training.
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support
Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available at the Information Sessions. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday from 9.30am to 5.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|CUAMLT302||Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|CUACMP301||Implement copyright arrangements|
|CUAIND303||Work effectively in the music industry|
|CUASOU201||Develop basic audio skills and knowledge|
|CUALGT201||Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge|
|CUAMCP201||Incorporate technology into music making|
|CUASOU308||Install and disassemble audio equipment|
|CUASOU204||Mix sound in a broadcasting environment|
|CUASOU202||Perform basic sound editing|
|CUASOU303||Repair and maintain audio equipment|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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