Creative Industries

CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry – Sound Production

This course 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.

This course is suitable for people who have completed the Certificate IV in Sound Production or people who have considerable experience in the industry looking for certification.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Live sound engineer (music, corporate and theatre)
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Recording/Studio engineer
  • Road crew
  • Stage Manager
  • Record Producer
  • Broadcast (TV/Radio/Podcast) Producer

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Location, dates and times

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  4 February to December 2020
  • Duration:  37 weeks

Information Session:

Alanvale Campus Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 11am – 12pm
Room C3.13, C Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Attendance Options

Full time (Full time course are a minimum of 12 hours per week)

Learning Options

This course is delivered flexibly using blend of learning modes, including:

Classroom delivery of theoretical aspects, technical information, and research and analysis activities. Students will perform audio tasks within the general community and work on real and simulated industry experiences. Students will work in studio environments recording and producing individual projects and in collaboration with others.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Written and verbal questioning
  • Research Projects
  • Workplace Documents
  • Written assignments
  • Observations on the job and/or in a simulated assessment environment
  • Studio Projects (Recording, mixing, mastering)
  • Location Recordings
  • In Class Presentations
  • Practical Assessments

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

  • Studio quality Headphones – details will be provided on brands and costs on orientation session
  • USB Hard drive 8GB  minimum
  • A4 lined paper/notebook for notes and written tasks
  • A4 Clear display folder

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to use word processing software, email, internet and audio programs
  • Work within a team environment
  • Problem solving in studio/live event
  • Contribute to class discussions
  • Act as a student leader and delegate tasks as required


You will be required to attend an interview to determine if this is the right course for you. Interviews are in November and January each year.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


CUA50815 Diploma of Music – Sound Production.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry – Sound Production, 16 units must be successfully completed. These include 4 core units and 12 electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.


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