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Music Industry

Certificate IV Of

Sound Production Code: CUA40915 Cricos: 092773D

Overview

Campus

Fairfield, Prahran

Campus

Fairfield, Prahran

Duration

6 months full time / 12 months part time

Duration

6 months full time / 12 months part time

Requirements
Requirements

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Interview.

Next Intake

Midyear

Next Intake

July, February, July

Find your groove

Melbourne is the music capital of Australia and one of the greatest music cities in the world, with more live music venues per person than New York, Paris, Berlin or Tokyo. The music industry generates $25 million per year in Melbourne alone and there’s no better place to learn the ins and outs of the music production industry. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) will help you develop fundamental sound production skills in both studio and live production environments, with a focus on music production.

Jam out with industry professional teachers

The Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) is designed as a hands-on course and students will learn at an industry standard. Train in Melbourne Polytechnic’s purpose-built, fully-equipped sound studios and real Melbourne performance venues. You’ll work with analogue studio equipment and digital audio workstations (DAWs) like Abelton and Pro Tools to prepare a professional portfolio of work to support your entry into the music industry. This course focuses on collaboration and entrepreneurship, with creative integrated projects fostering connections between students and networking for your future career. All of your teachers are active musicians with years of musical experience to help you amplify your musical skill set. Melbourne Polytechnic’s musical alumni include the founding members of ARIA-award winning band Augie March, Stonefield and rock and roll DJ icon Stan Rofe.

Rock into your dream career

At the conclusion of the course, you’ll have developed an understanding of principles and techniques in recording, live sound, and electronic music production to further develop your own sound production interests. You might find work as a music producer, or work in post-production for radio, television, film and digital media. Other career opportunities include positions as a front of house operator, a monitor operator, a sound editor, or a studio engineer.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

At the conclusion of the course, you’ll have developed an understanding of principles and techniques in recording, live sound, and electronic music production to further develop your own sound production interests.
  • Sound Editor
  • Monitor Operator
  • Front of House Operator
  • Studio Engineer
  • Post-Production Engineer for Digital Media
  • Post-Production Television Sound Engineer
  • Post-Production Film Engineer

Pathways

Successful completion of Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) will enable you to enrol in our CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry (Music Production) or CUA60515 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production).

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Assessment Methods

You will be required to perform regularly and your assessment will include a combination of hands on practical and theoretical tasks.

Units of Study

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

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
CUAIND401 EXTEND EXPERTISE IN SPECIALIST CREATIVE FIELDS Core 45
BSBIPR401 USE AND RESPECT COPYRIGHT Core 50
CUASOU301 UNDERTAKE LIVE STUDIO OPERATIONS Core 100
CUASOU202 PERFORM BASIC SOUND EDITING Core 30
CUAMLT302 APPLY KNOWLEDGE OF MUSIC AND GENRE TO MUSIC INDUSTRY PRACTICE Core 40
CUAMCP303 DEVELOP SIMPLE MUSICAL PIECES USING ELECTRONIC MEDIA Core 35
BSBSMB301 INVESTIGATE MICRO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Core 30
CUAWHS302 APPLY WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES Core 10
BSBCRT401 ARTICULATE, PRESENT AND DEBATE IDEAS Core 40
CUASOU405 RECORD SOUND Core 60
CUASOU308 INSTALL AND DISASSEMBLE AUDIO EQUIPMENT Core 40
CUASOU311 MIX MUSIC IN A STUDIO ENVIRONMENT Core 60
CUAPPM503 INCORPORATE CREATIVE AND TECHNICAL NEEDS INTO MANAGEMENT Core 150
CUASOU307 RECORD AND MIX A BASIC MUSIC DEMO Core 40

Fees & Costs

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$3200.00 - $7700.00
$9352 per semester
$9352 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

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.
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.

Book an interview

This course requires an interview for entry. Please make a booking for your interview time by clicking book an interview

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.
Other: Interview is required by Department before an Offer can be processed. Interviews and auditions via Skype or telephone are available for overseas or interstate applicants. For further information email performingarts@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and support you on your education journey.

To enrol in this course you are asked to attend an interview and folio presentation with one of our Creative Arts staff to ensure that this is the right course for you.

All future international students will need to complete the short application form. After this, you will be redirected to the full enrollment application form and provide further documentation and forms specifically for International Students. Following this, you will be contacted by a member of the International Office who will support you in the next steps.

You'll find a step-by-step guide to enrolling for international admissions here

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 03 9269 8400