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Offering Info

Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)

  • National Course Code: CUA30915
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA30915-02V02-21OUR-178

Location – Ourimbah (Sound Production)

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

26 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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

Career opportunities:

  • 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This course is superseded.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.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production) as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in the course as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the music industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • 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 support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you:

  • Have some knowledge of the music industry.
  • Have an understanding of what is involved in a sound production course and how it relates to employment.

There are no minimum local entry knowledge, skills and industry experience requirements for this course.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To attend classes 2 days per week.
  • To complete the required assessments
  • To engage in the music industry by rehearsing, listening to music, writing music or participating in a range of independent creative projects.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time day face to face 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 rehearsing for gigs, listening to music, writing music, private study, assessment preparation 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 and 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.

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
  • Scholarships

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?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

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RECOGNITION

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
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

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

Ourimbah
Brush Road, Ourimbah
Phone 131 601

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