Courses

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)

CUA40915

Can you hear us? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) is the best place to start developing your knowledge and skills in this exciting field.

Get a head start in the world of sound

The Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) develops fundamental sound production skills in both studio and live production environments, with a focus on music production. Conducted in professional recording studios and performance venues, students use integrated practical projects to develop skills and prepare a professional portfolio of work to launch them into a career in the music industry.

Industry connections and resources

Teaching staff are active practitioners with years of industry experience, eager to impart their insights and share opportunities with passionate students.

Students work in state of the art recording and live performance facilities, using analogue and digital technologies, and industry-standard software packages Pro Tools and Ableton live.

Collaboration and entrepreneurship are at the core of the program, with integrated creative projects facilitating networking with students from other disciplines.

Course outcomes

On completion of the course you will have developed an understanding of principles and techniques in recording, live sound, and electronic music production to further develop your own sound production interests.

Career pathways from this qualification include:

  • Audio engineer
  • music producer
  • live sound engineer
  • stage manager
  • sound editor

Assessment

You will be assessed through:

  • teacher observation
  • answering questions about tasks being performed
  • short verbal tests
  • written assignments
  • analysis of finished sound recordings

International Student Intakes

February Intake: Prahran campus
July Intake: Fairfield campus

Local Students

Code

CUA40915

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900310294
Prahran 6900810294

Campuses

FAIRFIELD, PRAHRAN

Department

Performing Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months

Part-time:available for local students

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run four days per week. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Part-time: 12 months

Modes of Delivery

Performance venues, Studio, Electronic music lab, Workshops, Online, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$2950
Ineligible:$7050
Concession:$590

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Materials

Learning materials are supplied. Software and equipment required is available for use on campus.
It is helpful to own a computer with sound production software to be able to work from home. There are no materials fees.

Entrance Requirements

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) will enable you to enrol in our CUA60515 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

International Students

Code

CUA40915

CRICOS Code

092773D

Campuses

FAIRFIELD (February intake), PRAHRAN (July Intake)

Duration

Full-time: 6 months

Part-time:available for local students

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run four days per week. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Performance venues, Studio, Electronic music lab, Workshops, Online, Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $7650
  • Tuition fees per year: $7650
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Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Materials

Learning materials are supplied. Software and equipment required is available for use on campus.
It is helpful to own a computer with sound production software to be able to work from home. There are no materials fees.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) will enable you to enrol in our CUA60515 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
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Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas 40
BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright 50
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities 30
CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields 45
CUAMCP303 Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media 35
CUAMLT302 Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice 40
CUAPPM503 Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes 150
CUASOU202 Perform basic sound editing 30
CUASOU301 Undertake live audio operations 100
CUASOU307 Record and mix a basic music demo 40
CUASOU308 Install and disassemble audio equipment 40
CUASOU311 Mix music in a studio environment 60
CUASOU405 Record sound 60
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices 10

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.