CUA50820 Diploma of Music [Sound Production]

National ID
CUA50820
WA Course Code
AC74
CRICOS code
108207K
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Why choose this course?

Advance your music skills with this qualification. Learn how to set up and operate for live sound, record and mix bands in a recording studio, and edit sound using the latest digital audio workstations (DAW). In addition you will acquire skills to work with audio and video for social media content development and learn about basic lighting systems.

This course is closely aligned with current industry standard. It’s practical content concentrates on teaching you the skills and ability to set up your own studio and get your career started in this fast paced industry. You will learn from industry experienced lecturers, and have an opportunity to network with sound production professionals, boosting your chances of employment during or after study.

Career opportunities

  • Sound Designer

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.

  • Students will be required to participate in an interview with the North Metropolitan TAFE Head of Program for Music to discuss their Resume which outlines musical skills and experience.

Your study options

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $1,050
  • Materials fee: $100

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

 

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 10/11/12
CUA50820 Diploma of Music [Sound Production] - AC74
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 16 units. These 16 are comprised of 4 core units and 12 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CUACMP511 Manage copyright arrangements
  • CUAIND412 Provide freelance services
  • CUAIND512 Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
  • CUAMWB401 Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBMKG546 Develop social media engagement plans
  • CUALGT413 Set up and operate lighting cues and effects
  • CUAMCP511 Compose music using music technology
  • CUAMGT411 Manage distribution of music and associated products
  • CUAPOS211 Perform basic vision and sound editing
  • CUASOU412 Manage audio input sources
  • CUASOU415 Record sound
  • CUASOU417 Edit sound
  • CUASOU419 Mix recorded music
  • CUASOU421 Mix audio for live productions
  • CUASOU504 Produce sound recordings
  • CUASOU512 Manage operation of stage monitor systems

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course is requires a practical, hands on approach with students applying their knowledge and skills through practical activities, completion of portfolios of activities and performances/productions which will be undertaken in on campus Live Venue and studios, as well as public music performance venues. The required knowledge is assessed through knowledge-based tests.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. 

 

 

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, music CDs or digital tracks, handouts/ worksheets, rehearsal diary, PowerPoint/ Keynote handouts, portable recording equipment, sheet music, copyright workbook and reference materials.

 

Facilities and equipment may include access to instrumentation,fully equipped rehearsal studios, recording studios and editing suites, fully equipped Jamhub rooms, industry standard live venue, Mac & PC labs, Macbook Airs, specialised software such as Logic, ProTools, Auralia, Sibelius, a fully equipped store and earplugs and other PPE as required.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $1,050
  • Materials fee: $100

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

 

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 10/11/12
CUA50820 Diploma of Music [Sound Production] - AC74
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 16 units. These 16 are comprised of 4 core units and 12 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CUACMP511 Manage copyright arrangements
  • CUAIND412 Provide freelance services
  • CUAIND512 Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
  • CUAMWB401 Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBMKG546 Develop social media engagement plans
  • CUALGT413 Set up and operate lighting cues and effects
  • CUAMCP511 Compose music using music technology
  • CUAMGT411 Manage distribution of music and associated products
  • CUAPOS211 Perform basic vision and sound editing
  • CUASOU412 Manage audio input sources
  • CUASOU415 Record sound
  • CUASOU417 Edit sound
  • CUASOU419 Mix recorded music
  • CUASOU421 Mix audio for live productions
  • CUASOU504 Produce sound recordings
  • CUASOU512 Manage operation of stage monitor systems

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course is requires a practical, hands on approach with students applying their knowledge and skills through practical activities, completion of portfolios of activities and performances/productions which will be undertaken in on campus Live Venue and studios, as well as public music performance venues. The required knowledge is assessed through knowledge-based tests.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. 

 

 

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, music CDs or digital tracks, handouts/ worksheets, rehearsal diary, PowerPoint/ Keynote handouts, portable recording equipment, sheet music, copyright workbook and reference materials.

 

Facilities and equipment may include access to instrumentation,fully equipped rehearsal studios, recording studios and editing suites, fully equipped Jamhub rooms, industry standard live venue, Mac & PC labs, Macbook Airs, specialised software such as Logic, ProTools, Auralia, Sibelius, a fully equipped store and earplugs and other PPE as required.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.

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Last updated on November 30, 2022