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CUA40915 - Certificate IV in Music Industry

Details for Australian residents

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  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
  • Are an Australian permanent resident; or
  • Hold a permanent Australian humanitarian visa
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  • are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident; and
  • do not hold a permanent Australian humanitarian visa; and
  • are not a New Zealand citizen; and
  • hold a temporary visa.

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Course essentials

In this course you will gain a basic grounding in live sound, studio recording, Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live and Reason. You will learn in state of the art facilities at Kindred Studios with teachers who have first-hand music industry experience.

This qualification is offered with the specialist stream of sound, making it the ideal preparation for entry into the audio production industry.

Careers

  • Sound engineer
  • Music producer
  • Studio engineer
  • Live sound engineer

Study pathways

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

Course objectives

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in music performance, sound production or music business contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

Course structure

To be awarded CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry, a student must successfully complete a total of fourteen (14) units of competency, consisting of:

- four (4) core units, and;
- ten (10) elective units, of which:
- eight (8) units must be selected from the electives listed in the qualification, with no more than three (3) units from Group D, and;
- two (2) units may be selected from the remaining listed electives or any currently endorsed training package qualification or accredited course at Certificate III, IV or Diploma.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.

This qualification can provide for specialisations.

Specialisations

Victoria Polytechnic currently offers the following specialisation(s):

- Sound Production

How to apply for this course

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Direct applications due 31 December 2017.

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Direct applications due 31 December 2017.

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  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

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  • Ring us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387)
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