Creative Industries

CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry – Sound Production

CUA50815 Diploma of Music – Sound Production is part of the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package. It is designed for people who wish to develop specialist expertise in the music industry and learn how to apply sound production principles in practical situations such as setting up and operating stage monitor systems and composing and producing sound recordings.

The Diploma follows the Certificate IV which teaches the skills and how to apply the skills in technical production in the Music Industry. The Diploma teaches how to manage the skills.

This course aims to provide a wide range of both higher level technical skills and relevant management skills for those who wish to work in the Music Industry.

People who have completed the Certificate IV in Sound Production or people who have considerable experience in the industry looking for certification.

Career Opportunities

Students completing this course have the following options:

Continue study in one of the following:

  • CUA60515 Advanced Diploma of Sound Production – on the mainland
  • CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Music Business – on the mainland
  • CUF40207 Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media then CUF50207 Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
  • CUF40107 Certificate IV in Screen and Media then CUF50107 Diploma of Screen and Media
  • BSB41307 Certificate IV in Advertising

Joining the workforce in one of the following areas:

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

Dates and Times

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Duration: 4 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 managing the skills required;

  • Skill sessions – theory/knowledge
  • Learner Guides
  • Specialised workshops with industry practitioners
  • Skill based activities – practical tasks
  • Recordings

PLUS work-based learning off site:  Events and productions in industry settings, eg Rock Challenge

PLUS individual teacher support and coaching.

Assessment Process

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

  • Assessment takes place throughout the year and at the end of projects
  • Assessment will happen on the job and/or in a simulated workplace
  • 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, self and peer assessments.


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Fees and Payments

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan
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  • Students are required to attend a Suitability interview.
  • Suitability Interviews are held in November and January each year.
  • Pathways into the Diploma of Sound Production include successful completion of a relevant Certificate IV qualification or extensive vocational experience in sound production.

Qualification Requirements

To obtain a Diploma of Music Industry – Sound Production achieve 16 units comprising of 3 core units, 8 specialist units and 5 elective units.


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