About the course

About the course

Box Hill Institute can provide you with the skills and experiences to excel as a sound engineer, electronic music artist, film sound designer or audio technician.

You will learn in one of Australia’s best equipped studios, Sing Sing East, have access to renowned Artist-in-Residence programs, and work with our campus record label, Tremorverse Records.

Use this opportunity to create collaborations with other performers and composers, record, mix and produce your own portfolio, work in a 200+ capacity live venue, master software such as Pro Tools, Ableton and Logic, and study with like-minded creatives while expanding your industry network.

This sound production course is designed to teach the foundations of recording, mixing, live sound, music production and sound design. You will study recording, live sound, composition, compositional and arranging techniques, aural skills, and business.

The combination of our teaching industry experts and one of the best music education facilities in the world ensures our student have the right start to their careers in the sound-related industries. 


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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 6 months

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

There are many employment options within the entertainment and performance industry, which include live performance, music media and recording opportunities.

You may wish to apply for employment opportunities including:

  • recording engineer
  • producer
  • editor
  • live sound operator
  • develop your own music business
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Entry Requirements

You must:

  • have successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent, or be a mature age applicant, or hold CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)
  • have good written and oral communication skills
  • have good computer skills
  • be able to demonstrate skills and aptitude in audio technology and engineering


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry

It is required you attend an interview and present a portfolio.

You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding and an aptitude for the course of study including any relevant industry experience.

The portfolio can contain any combination of the following: recorded pieces, demo tracks, recommendations, testimonials, statement of results, recordings and any other supporting evidence you believe is relevant to the application.

Interviews are now taking place with classes starting in February 2020.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion will enable you to apply for entry into a number of our music degrees including Bachelor of Applied Music (Audio Production) or the Bachelor of Sound Production.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$643$3,216$7,346
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$468$468$468
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$1,360$3,933$8,063
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,360$3,933$8,063

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

There are a total of 14 units (4 core and 10 electives)

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