CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of Music [Sound Production]

National ID
CUA60520
WA Course Code
AC79
CRICOS code
108208J
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Why choose this course?

Engineer your future for a career in sound production. Achieve high level skills in the live sound, film and studio production areas of the music industry with this qualification. During your studies, you will develop a wide range of analytical, technical and creative skills such as live sound engineering, studio sound engineering and production and film sound design.

On completion of your studies, you will have developed and produced your own recording projects under the guidance of highly experienced industry mentors.

Career opportunities

  • Music Administrator
  • Music Distributor
  • Music Producer
  • Session Musician
  • Sound Designer

  • Completion of CUA50820 Diploma of Music [Sound Production] (AC74) is required for entry into this course.

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: $1,020
  • 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.

CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of Music [Sound Production] - AC79
2 semesters
CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of Music [Sound Production] - AC79
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 4 core units and 11 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
  • CUAMLT512 Assess significance of music and apply knowledge to professional practice
  • CUAPPR515 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • CUAPPR613 Engage in the business of creative practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CUAPPM511 Manage small scale live productions
  • CUAPPM512 Realise productions
  • CUAPPM614 Plan and manage post-production activities
  • CUASOU411 Coordinate sound recording operations on location
  • CUASOU505 Implement sound designs
  • CUASOU506 Create a final sound balance
  • CUASOU513 Develop sound designs
  • CUASOU517 Compile music for soundtracks
  • CUASOU611 Manage production of sound designs
  • CUASOU612 Manage production of sound recordings
  • SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations

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: $1,020
  • 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.

CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of Music [Sound Production] - AC79
2 semesters
CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of Music [Sound Production] - AC79
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 4 core units and 11 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
  • CUAMLT512 Assess significance of music and apply knowledge to professional practice
  • CUAPPR515 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • CUAPPR613 Engage in the business of creative practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CUAPPM511 Manage small scale live productions
  • CUAPPM512 Realise productions
  • CUAPPM614 Plan and manage post-production activities
  • CUASOU411 Coordinate sound recording operations on location
  • CUASOU505 Implement sound designs
  • CUASOU506 Create a final sound balance
  • CUASOU513 Develop sound designs
  • CUASOU517 Compile music for soundtracks
  • CUASOU611 Manage production of sound designs
  • CUASOU612 Manage production of sound recordings
  • SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations

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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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on November 24, 2022