Course Start Date
26 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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:
- 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
- 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This course is superseded.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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a full time day 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
- 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 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
|BSBCRT401||Articulate, present and debate ideas|
|BSBIPR401||Use and respect copyright|
|BSBSMB301||Investigate micro business opportunities|
|CUAWHS302||Apply work health and safety practices|
|BSBCRT402||Collaborate in a creative process|
|CUAMCP303||Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media|
|CUAMPF304||Make a music demo|
|CUASOU301||Undertake live audio operations|
|CUASOU306||Operate sound reinforcement systems|
|CUASOU307||Record and mix a basic music demo|
|CUASOU309||Restore audio tracks|
|CUASOU311||Mix music in a studio environment|
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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