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Develop your technical skills and gain music industry experience with our Diploma of Sound Production qualificationYou will have access to a full recording studio and a sound stage complete with lighting and sound facilities whilst you acquire all the sound production needed to get you backstage.  You'll gain skills in studio recording techniques, commercial audio production and learn how to set up and operate PA systems (as well as a huge range of sound editing techniques). Our experienced and qualified teachers are actively involved in the music industry and will help you gain real-life experience as a live performance or studio engineer, tour manager, radio/TV audio technician or roadie. Course details

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$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

South Bank

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 1 year / 3 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $16,000

Student Loan Available

1300 712 007

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Amy Sheppard

Let's celebrate the entertainers

Breakout Brisbane band Sheppard started from humble beginnings; a TAFE assignment that called for a song with harmonies. Former Diploma of Music student Amy Sheppard invited her brother George to sing along with her on the assignment. Now Sheppard are one of the hottest pop acts in Australia.

Amy Sheppard
Diploma of Music
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Ten reasons to study at TAFE

Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make us a standout amongst training providers. Better than that though, many of our facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Launch your music career into the spotlight

Dance to the beat of your own career in the music industry with skills in music and sound production from TAFE Queensland Brisbane. We will help you combine your creative talent with technical knowledge so that you can produce top-rate musical entertainment. Learn performance, theory, technical and production skills from teachers who are practicing musos and sound production specialists. A TAFE Queensland certificate or diploma qualification will set you apart in this competitive industry. Past students are working as DJs, musicians, producers, recorders and technicians.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
South Bank 29 Jan 2018 Full time / 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry criteria however TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the following selection criteria for this qualification:

  • Completion of Year 12 with a Sound achievement in Mathematics

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Location/s

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUASOU503 Develop sound designs Elective
CUASOU506 Create a final sound balance Elective
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services Core
CUASOU504 Produce sound recordings Elective
CUASOU501 Manage audio operations for outdoor events Elective
CUALGT403 Set up and operate lighting cues and effects Elective
CUASOU502 Manage the operation of stage monitor systems Elective
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Core
CUASOU405 Record sound Elective
CUASOU409 Mix recorded music Elective
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice Core
CUASOU401 Mix live audio Elective
CUASOU301 Undertake live audio operations Elective
CUASOU407 Edit sound Elective
CUASOU402 Manage audio input sources Elective
CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

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Additional costs

Software: Pro-tools LE8 and Logic

Students can also access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.

Outcome

CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry

After successful completion of this qualification, students will be eligible to express their interest for 2nd year of the 306JA.1 Bachelor of Contemporary Music Practice at South Bank campus. Call 1300 712 007 for more information.

Job prospects

  • Music industry worker e.g. agency admin assistant, music retail assistant, production company/venue staff
  • Recording engineer/producer
  • Live audio engineer
  • Lighting Operator
  • Event crew/stage hand

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Amy Sheppard

Let's celebrate the entertainers

Breakout Brisbane band Sheppard started from humble beginnings; a TAFE assignment that called for a song with harmonies. Former Diploma of Music student Amy Sheppard invited her brother George to sing along with her on the assignment. Now Sheppard are one of the hottest pop acts in Australia.

Amy Sheppard
Diploma of Music
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this to TAFE Queensland.

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

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Apply through QTAC

Making TAFE one of your top QTAC preferences is a great way to maximise your career choices and gain the hands-on skills you need to operate in the real world.

We offer hundreds of pathways to university, including dual awards, credit arrangements with some of the country's top universities, and options to increase your OP so you can gain entrance to the tertiary course of your dreams.

More about applying through QTAC

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 20 April 2017

Talk to us

1300 712 007

Industry endorsed

University Pathways

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$10000 VET Student Loan available