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:

Recording

  • 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

Composition

  • 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

Business

  • social media, marketing and promotion
  • setting up a business
  • copyright protection
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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 10 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

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

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.

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

It is required you attend 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 14 units (4 core and 10 electives)

Code

Title

Hours

CUASOU404 MANAGE WIRELESS AUDIO OPERATIONS 40.0

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.

CUASOU301 UNDERTAKE LIVE AUDIO OPERATIONS 100.0

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.

CUASOU308 INSTALL AND DISASSEMBLE AUDIO EQUIPMENT 40.0

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.

ICTWEB201 USE SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS FOR COLLABORATION AND ENGAGEMENT 20.0

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.

CUASOU405 RECORD SOUND 60.0

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.

CUASOU407 EDIT SOUND 65.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to articulate, present and debate ideas in a work or broader life context using creative techniques in order to provoke response, reaction and critical discussion.

This unit applies to individuals who contribute and present ideas that may be complex in nature and may relate to new products, services, processes or creative works using a degree of risk taking and storytelling.
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BSBCRT401 ARTICULATE, PRESENT AND DEBATE IDEAS 40.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use and respect copyright. It covers maintaining control over the copyright owner's work, commercialising copyright material, preventing the unauthorised use of an original work and using other party's original work legitimately.

It applies to people who may be authors, creators or other owners of works covered by copyright. It also applies to employees who have a role in ensuring that their organisation's copyright is protected and or that their organisation uses others' copyright appropriately to benefit the organisation without infringing the rights of copyright owners.
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BSBIPR401 USE AND RESPECT COPYRIGHT 50.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to consider the major elements of a business idea, undertake research to determine viability of the business opportunity and present the idea with reference to the legislative frameworks affecting the business.

It applies to individuals who are establishing or operating a micro business for self-employment.
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BSBSMB301 INVESTIGATE MICRO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 30.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow work health and safety (WHS) requirements in the creative industries.

It applies to those who are required to identify their individual WHS responsibilities and implement procedures to work safely in various creative industry work contexts.
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CUAWHS302 APPLY WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES 10.0

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.
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CUAMLT301 DEVELOP AND APPLY AURAL PERCEPTION SKILLS 45.0

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.
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CUAMCP402 DEVELOP TECHNIQUES FOR COMPOSING MUSIC 35.0

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.
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CUAMPF409 PERFORM MUSIC USING DIGITAL MEDIA 40.0

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.
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CUASOU409 MIX RECORDED MUSIC 50.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret artistic and technical production requirements for music, and to operate professional audio equipment for mixing music in the music, screen, media and entertainment industries.

It applies to individuals who work in a studio environment and create quality sound for conventional audio formats to produce the final mix of a musical production.
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