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Offering Info

Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

  • National Course Code: CUA50815
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA50815-02V02-21ULT-324

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus (Electronic Music)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

22 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

16 Hours per week

Duration

33 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) equips you with the skill to create albums, collaborate with fellow artists and explore the world of audio post production. Take your career in sound design, production and distribution further in a billion dollar industry.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Edit and mix audio
  • Perform and produce studio recording
  • Utilise audio theory and signal path
  • Create and arrange music using music software
  • Manage freelance clients and business
  • Work within copyright arrangements

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Creativity and problem-solving abilities
  • Commitment to developing your skills through practise
  • Team work and collaboration skills
  • Punctuality and consistency

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Diploma level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own business

Career opportunities:

  • Songwriter and composer
  • Music producer
  • Recording engineer
  • Mix engineer
  • Live sound mixer

GROW YOUR CAREER

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

  • 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This course is superseded.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:

  • Completed a Certificate III or IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) or have equivalent skills and knowledge in sound production and/or electronic music production
  • Digital literacy, including some experience of a digital audio workstation (DAW) and programs like Logic, ProTools or Ableton
  • A reasonable level of numerical skills, including understanding frequencies and counting bars
  • A willingness to explore a range of music styles
  • The ability to collaborate with people in a team environment
  • Some knowledge of audio theory, including types of microphones, basic knowledge of frequencies, and volume
  • Some knowledge of signal path, such as you might find in a basic home studio or in a simple PA system

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:

  • Prior knowledge of computers, DAW (such as Garageband, FL Studio) and the electronic music genre. You may wish to begin with our Certificate III in Music Industry focused on Electronic Music, which is more about gadgets, gear and electronic music hardware.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To be able to use computers well. If you are not experienced with making electronic music, then we recommend you first take our Certificate III in Music Industry focused on Electronic Music.
  • You would benefit from having a keen interest in recorded music and be interested in making records in the computer.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm Join Information Session Here
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 1:30pm to 3:30pm OR 6:00pm to 8:00pm Join Information Session Here
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm Join Information Session Here
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm Join Information Session Here

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 33 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 11 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including study, research, assignment preparation, and industry events.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

You will gain skills, knowledge and lots of experience creating music of any style in the computer using Ableton Live. If you want to become a music producer, engineer, self-produced recording artist or DJ, this course is perfect for you.

You may also progress to our Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) focused on Electronic Music, to become more professional, releasing records, doing live sets, and even creating a professional music video on your phone.

TAFE NSW Ultimo Music is an Ableton Certified Training Center with two staff who are Ableton Certified Trainers.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

Find out more about music courses and try a free sample class using Ableton Live, the top software for producing electronic music.

Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 9:30am to 12:30pm OR 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building M, Level 5, Room 1.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

The Music section at Ultimo Campus has numerous Apple Mac computers, rehearsal rooms, pianos, synthesizers, guitars & drum kits. These facilities can be booked by enrolled students.

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 Tuesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. 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.

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

A computer (Mac or PC) with Ableton Live software is useful for your studies and available for a reduced price as a student. You will have use of these during classes. It also might be beneficial for you to have access to other gear outside of class, such as a keyboard controller.

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

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
21ULT03662 UOS 1-CUA50815-21ULT-324-SSVSL 22 Jul 2021 08 Oct 2021 06 Sep 2021 $1,015.00
21ULT03674 UOS 2-CUA50815-21ULT-324-SSVSL 11 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 01 Nov 2021 $1,015.00
22ULT00543 UOS 3-CUA50815-21ULT-324-SSVSL 04 Jan 2022 25 Mar 2022 07 Feb 2022 $1,015.00
22ULT00546 UOS 4-CUA50815-21ULT-324-SSVSL 28 Mar 2022 17 Jun 2022 02 May 2022 $1,015.00

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

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services
Elective Units
Number Title
CUAMCP502 Compose music for screen
CUAMCP501 Compose music using electronic media
CUASOU506 Create a final sound balance
CUARES502 Critique cultural works
CUAMPF402 Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
CUASOU503 Develop sound designs
CUAMCP401 Develop techniques for arranging music
CUAMCP402 Develop techniques for composing music
CUASOU407 Edit sound
CUASOU505 Implement sound designs
CUAPOS402 Manage media assets
CUASOU409 Mix recorded 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

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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