No matter how good a musician is during recording or a live performance, they’re only as good as the person on the dials helping to create the perfect sound. By studying our music industry course, specialising in sound production, you will gain skills in audio electronic systems, learn how to use and manipulate all industry standard DAWs, (Digital Audio Workstations), all within our world class studios, in conjunction with our training partner Sing Sing.

Our sound production course will provide you with the knowledge to set up and control sound for live performances and train your ears to recognise aural sounds unique to the field of sound production. You will also learn to master recording and editing skills in industry media including Ableton, Logic Pro X and Pro Tools HD systems.

This course will provide current and historical styles of commercial recording and modern audio and recording production techniques, including the operation of studio sound suites using Mac computers for film and television post-production. You will also study the fundamentals of sound production business, including copyright and investigating micro-business opportunities.

You will study:


  • learn how to manipulate industry standard DAWs, (Digital Audio Workstations) in professional and home set-up studios
  • edit sound to a professional standard
  • mix sound to a professional standard

Live Sound

A good live engineer is at the heart of any good live performance. You will:

  • learn how to set up and operate professional live mixing equipment
  • mix live music in conjunction with our performance students
  • implement sound plans
  • set up and operate wireless microphones


  • develop a range of compositional and arranging techniques on industry software. Be it music composition, beat making or remixing another person’s track.

Aural Skills

  • develop your ears to recognise different effects, frequencies, EQ settings which will help create better mixes and overall productions


  • social media, marketing and promotion
  • setting up a business
  • copyright protection

National Code CUA40915
Study Areas Music
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 6 months

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, Workplace

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $2,980.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $596.00
Full Tuition Fee $7,110.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $442.50
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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

February and July

Full time: 6 months

Box Hill, Workplace

You must:

  • have successfully completed Year 11 or equivalent, or be a mature age applicant
  • 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 the Institute and CAE 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.

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.

Direct entry

You'll need to book an interview

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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

There are a total of 11 units (4 core and 7 electives).





This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to specify, fit and operate radio microphones and in-ear wireless monitors for performers in the screen, media, entertainment and events industries.

Individuals who apply these skills work autonomously in a team environment as they take responsibility for managing frequency spectrum and overseeing the use of a range of wireless audio equipment during productions. They may also be responsible for supervising others.


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to interpret audio production requirements, participate in technical run-throughs and operate professional audio equipment during live performances in the screen, media, entertainment and events industries.

At this level, individuals are required to use some discretion and judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and disassemble audio equipment for a range of live performance and entertainment productions.

It applies to individuals who work collaboratively as part of a production team to install, align, test and disassemble audio equipment for playback, mixing and recording purposes.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and document the breakdown of music and voice soundtracks for sound recorded in digital and analogue formats.

It applies to individuals working as sound technicians. They are responsible for synchronising soundtracks to pictures, auditioning material and selecting tracks that best meet technical and creative requirements. Their analysis of soundtracks is used by film editors as they edit or animate films.

People responsible for dubbing films into different languages and those working in film and sound archives also apply these skills on a regular basis. This work is undertaken with some supervision and guidance.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge needed to identify sound requirements, and to develop and implement sound production plans that meet the creative and technical aspects of productions.

It applies to individuals working as sound technicians and supervisors on a range of productions and events.

Last updated: April 18, 2019 04:49pm