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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)

  • National Course Code: CUA40915
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA40915-04V02-19OUR-325

Location – Ourimbah Campus (focused on Sound Production)

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week

16

Duration

18 Weeks

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

Course Details

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.

Note: This course provides a specialisation in Sound Production. Contact your local TAFE NSW if you wish to specialise in Performance or Music Business, or you want a generic (non-specialised) Certificate IV in Music Industry
There are formal no entry requirements for this qualification.

However the recommended pathways into the qualification are:
• CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production), or
• CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media, or
• with some vocational experience, without a relevant lower level qualification.
Please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.

If you have some preliminary knowledge and experience in audio editing and want to further develop skills in sound production, this is the course for you. It is also recommended that you have completed a Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production) before enrolling in this course.

In the Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production), students will develop their experience in both a studio and live setting. It will appeal to people hoping to work as a sound technician or sound engineer in the music, performance and media industries. There are two recording studios, one has the world famous SSL Duality console and the other boasts an AVID Post Production suite. There is a range of instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitars, amps, acoustic and electric drum kits, keyboards, microphones, mixing consoles and P.A systems. The training prepares students to work as studio assistants and relies on real workplace projects, including recording sessions and live events, where you can network within a vast student body, as well as establish direct links with musicians and industry professionals.

15 hours of unstructured work per week is also required, consisting of: assessments, rehearsals, industry visits and music events.


A message for young people under 17 years of age - If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE NSW to do so.
16 hrs of class-activities are currently scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, 9.30am to 5.30pm. Group projects, assessments and portfolio work between 25-30 hrs, self-paced learning (recording projects, mixing workshops, live gigs) for 15 hrs.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access government subsidised training.

Remember, TAFE NSW provides a range of easy and flexible payment options for students or a nominated third party (If a nominated third party is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order will be required).

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption or concession.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students own expense.

Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
CUAMCP303 Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media
CUASOU311 Mix music in a studio environment
CUASOU306 Operate sound reinforcement systems
CUASOU307 Record and mix a basic music demo
CUASOU405 Record sound
CUASOU309 Restore audio tracks
CUASOU301 Undertake live audio operations
CUASOU310 Analyse soundtracks
CUAMPF304 Make a music demo

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 Campus
Brush Road, Ourimbah
Phone 131 601

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