Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 19 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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    Course description and aims

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context in the music industry, using some discretion and judgement and theoretical knowledge. They may provide support to a team.

    This qualification provides for the specialisation in Sound Production.

    Licensing/Regulatory Information
    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.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Sound Production

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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    Full Time
    Course type:
    Sound Production
    Course start:
    Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    1 Semester
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    18 Hours per week
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    Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)


    For advice on your course and career, please attend Tuesday, 23 January 2018 at 6:30pm, at Ultimo College, Main Campus, on Mary Ann St at Jones St Mall, Building M, Level 1, Room M1.07. For inquiries please email sydneytafe.music@tafensw.edu.au or call (02) 9217 3711.

    In this course you will receive training and experience running a full recording studio, recording software, PA systems for live sound, mixing in the studio and live, lighting, how to work as a producer, and more.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend 18 hours of class over 3 days per week. Indicative Timetable: Monday to Wednesday; or Wednesday to Friday; 9:30am to 4:30pm. There will be an additional 40 hours spread across the semester working on live shows.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your 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 http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    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.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CUAMLT302Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice40
    BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others20
    CUAMCP303Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media35
    CUACMP301Implement copyright arrangements20
    CUASOU311Mix music in a studio environment60
    CUALGT301Operate basic lighting30
    CUASOU306Operate sound reinforcement systems40
    CUASOU202Perform basic sound editing30
    CUASOU307Record and mix a basic music demo40
    CUASOU303Repair and maintain audio equipment40
    CUASOU301Undertake live audio operations100
    CUAIND303Work effectively in the music industry35



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