Creative Industries

CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry – Sound Production

CUA30915 Certificate III in Creative Arts and Culture Industry – Sound Production aims to provide a broad range of skills for those who wish to work in the Music Industry. You will learn about audio technology including sound reinforcement and recording.

Career Opportunities

People who are looking to develop basic knowledge and skills in audio technology. These are applied to the areas of sound reinforcement and recording. This program leads to Certificate IV qualifications in Sound Production

Dates and Times

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Duration:  3 days per week – 9am to 4pm
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest


Students completing this course have the following options: Continue study in one of the following:

  • CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Sound Production
  • CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Performance
  • CUF40207 Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media
  • CUF40107 Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Joining the workforce in one of the following areas:

  • Live theatre and events: as a sound technician
  • Recording Studio: mixer/audio assistant
  • Music retail: administrative and sales staff
  • Television and radio: technical staff, sound track mixers

Learning Options

A series of classroom work, project work, specialised workshops with industry practitioners and observed activities. Basic concepts are taught and then practical applications of these concepts are carried out. Off campus there are short projects in industry settings, eg Rock Challenge.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health and Safety procedures must be followed.

  • Assessment takes place throughout the training period and at the end of projects
  • Assessment will happen on the job and/or in a simulated workplace, activities.
  • Individual assessments may include: assessment checklists, workbooks, assignments, portfolios, music projects, student presentations.
  • Strategies may include: demonstrations, studio-based observation, written work, presentation, role play and case studies.


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  • Students are required to attend a Suitability Interview.
  • Suitability Interviews are held in November and January each year.
  • Previous experience in sound/or music is preferred but not essential.

Qualification Requirements

To obtain a Certificate III in Music Industry – Sound Production you need to successfully achieve 11 units consisting of 4 core units, 4 specialist units and 3 elective units.


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