Creative Industries

CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Sound Production

CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Sound Production is part of the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package. It is designed for people who want to develop skills in composition and production of audio including music and dialogue. The course also covers areas such as copyright, professional audio equipment, mixing live audio and sound editing.

This qualification aims to provide a broad range of skills for those who wish to work in the Music Industry.

This qualification would suit:

  • People who are looking to develop their basic knowledge of audio technology and take them to the next step by applying that knowledge to a range of projects in the area of sound reinforcement, recording, radio and sound for video.

Career Opportunities

Students completing this course have the following options:

Continue study in one of the following:

  • CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry – Sound Production
  • ICT40315 Certificate IV in Web-based Technologies then
  • CUF50207 Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
  • CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media then
  • CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media

Joining the workforce in one of the following areas:

  • Live theatre and events: as a sound technician
  • Recording Studio: mixer/audio engineer
  • Music retail: administrative and sales staff
  • Television and radio: music promoters, technical staff, sound track producers and mixers
  • Schools as a sound technician
  • Organisations as an event technician (churches, corporate groups, mobile public address sound systems and hospitality organisations)

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

Learning Options

Classroom based delivery through multiple training strategies with the focus on applying the skills including:

  • Skill sessions – theory/knowledge
  • Learner Guides
  • Specialised workshops with industry practitioners
  • Skill based activities – practical tasks
  • Simulated workroom learning
  • Short projects
  • Recordings


Off campus:  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

The CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Sound Production requires the successful completion of 14 units consisting of 3 core units, 7 specialist units and 4 elective units.


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