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Offering Info

Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

  • National Course Code: CUA50815
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA50815-02V02-21NIR-103

Location – Nirimba

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

01 Feb 2021

Study Commitment

24.4 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally accredited Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) will take your career in sound design, music production and distribution further in a billion dollar industry. Strengthen your technical skill to create albums, work on live shows and explore the world of audio post production.

SOUND YOUR WAY

The Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) has two streams. You can focus on Audio Engineering or Electronic Music Production.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn:

  • Audio editing and mixing
  • Audio theory and signal path
  • Studio recording
  • Music creation and arranging using music software
  • Freelance business skills
  • Copyright

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the talents and skills to get ahead:

  • Curiosity to explore a range of music styles
  • Creative thinking
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Dedication to honing your craft through practise

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Diploma level

Career outcomes:

  • Live performance
  • Songwriting and composition
  • Music production
  • Music distribution
  • Sound design

GROW YOUR CAREER

Advance your music career with the TAFE NSW music study pathway:

  • Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Australia is the sixth largest music market in the world. According to PwC, by 2023 Australians will spend a total of 1.791 billion on music, with a staggering 763 million spent on digital distribution alone.

By enrolling in a music qualification at TAFE NSW you will keep music traditions alive and create new, fresh sound for generations to come.

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 in this course now.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Completed a Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) or have equivalent skills and knowledge in sound production and/or electronic music production
  • Digital literacy
  • A reasonable level of numeracy
  • Willingness to explore a range of music styles
  • A desire to collaborate
  • Some knowledge of audio theory
  • Some knowledge of signal path

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

There are many different employment outcomes in the music industry. The career path you choose can affect the licensing requirements you will need to meet after you graduate.

Depending on the electives you study, you may have to complete additional units to be eligible to apply for a licence. For example, to work in live production you will need to hold a valid general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card).

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:

  • Although this course has no official entry requirements, we will need to make sure that you are able to undertake sound production tasks to the standard required for entry to a Diploma Level course. Before you start the course, you will need to do an interview. We will contact you about your interview when we receive your course enrolment.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • This course includes all resources needed to complete the course however students must supply note taking materials (notebook & pen/pencils) and personal data storage devices such as USB or portable hard drives. Most students use a portable computing device during their studies and whilst this may be advantageous it is not a requirement to complete the course assessments.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 | 7:00pm to 8.30pm | Join us in Microsoft Teams https://tinyurl.com/y38ze4mb

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time course. You will need to attend approximately 19.5 hours of class, 3 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4.9 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, skills practice, voluntary work in related areas, networking and other related entertainment industry activities.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This qualification reflects a broad range of skills required to begin a career in the entertainment industry. It covers level 4 and level 5 skills in recording, editing and mixing music and creating sonic elements for media. It also covers entertainment industry and basic business skills. Successful students will have some existing experience in sound production and be able to read, write and have good numerical skills.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Tutorial support for students with identified LLN needs

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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

It is currently scheduled on Monday from 9.30am to 4.15pm, Tuesday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30 am to 6 pm. 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.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
This course includes all resources needed to complete the course however students must supply note taking materials (notebook & pen/pencils) and personal data storage devices such as USB or portable hard drives. Most students use a portable computing device during their studies and whilst this may be advantageous it is not a requirement to complete the course assessments.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00
Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
21NIR00460 Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)-UOS1 01 Feb 2021 02 Apr 2021 01 Mar 2021 $1,015.00
21NIR00465 Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)-UOS2 19 Apr 2021 11 Jun 2021 03 May 2021 $1,015.00
21NIR00468 Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)-UOS3 12 Jul 2021 17 Sep 2021 02 Aug 2021 $1,015.00
21NIR00471 Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)-UOS4 05 Oct 2021 03 Dec 2021 01 Nov 2021 $1,015.00

ENROL NOW:

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 all 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.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further information or assistance, call 131 870.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
CUAPOS201 Perform basic vision and sound editing
CUAPOS402 Manage media assets
CUASOU405 Record sound
CUASOU407 Edit sound
CUASOU408 Edit dialogue
CUASOU409 Mix recorded music
CUASOU410 Record sound on location
CUASOU505 Implement sound designs
CUASOU506 Create a final sound balance
CUASOU507 Compile music for soundtracks
CUAWRT503 Write about music

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

Relevant job roles may include working as head live sound and studio technicians, stage and/or production managers.

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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Course Location

Nirimba
Eastern Road, Quakers Hill
Phone 131 601

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