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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)

  • National Course Code: CUA40915
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA40915-04V02-21NEW-494

Location – Newcastle (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
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) equips you with the skills to record artists, work on post-production projects, explore sound design, edit audio and collaborate with filmmakers and podcast creators in industry-standard spaces.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Record in a studio environment
  • Work with live sound
  • Master music software and hardware
  • Utilise music business skills
  • Mix audio post-production
  • Manage work, health and safety practices

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving skills
  • An interest in sound production and/or electronic music
  • Initiative and willingness to practice techniques
  • Critical thinking and constructive feedback skills
  • Collaborative teamwork skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Music producer
  • Sound engineer
  • Post-production editor
  • Project collaborator

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • 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This course is superseded.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.

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 using computer-based recording software such as Logic, Ableton, Pro Tools, Cubase or similar and/or some experience in live sound
  • Completed the Certificate III in Music Industry or have equivalent skills and knowledge in sound recording

If you need help preparing 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 a CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production), or
  • have CUA31015 Certificate III Screen and Media, or
  • have a minimum of 2 years of vocational experience, without a relevant lower level qualification

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to attend classes 2 days per week.
  • to complete a minimum of 10 hours of assessment work per week.
  • to engage in the music industry on a regular basis by practising your instrument, rehearsing for gigs, 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 delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 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 or lyrics, going to gigs and events and/or participating in a range of independent creative projects.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • want to work in the creative industries.
  • would like to increase their knowledge of industry standard recording and editing software.
  • want to refine their recording, mixing and editing skills.
  • are existing practitioners with a minimum of 2 years of vocational experience in Sound Production, without a relevant lower level qualification.

Students will be engaged in a combination of online learning for the compulsory theory components of the course and on-campus classes for all practical learning.

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
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • 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 Wednesday and Thursday, 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
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
CUASOU310 Analyse soundtracks
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
CUAMCP303 Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media
CUAMPF304 Make a music demo
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

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

Newcastle
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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