(CUA40915) Certificate IV in Music Industry – Sound Production

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Course Duration
42 weeks
Intake Dates
Study Mode
Full time, on-campus
Course Fee
Additional Course Costs
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent

Course Overview

CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Sound Production is designed for people who want to develop skills in composition and production of audio including music and dialogue. The course also covers areas such as copyright, professional audio equipment, mixing live audio and sound editing.

This qualification aims to provide a broad range of skills for those who wish to work in the Music Industry.


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


Pathways to further study

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

Course Structure

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.

To achieve a CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry –Sound Production, 14 units must be successfully completed.   These include 4 core units and 10 electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.

Core Units

BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro-business opportunities
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices


Elective Units

CUASOU408  Edit Dialogue
CUASOU405  Record Sound
CUASOU409  Mix Recorded Music
CUASOU311  Mix Music in a Studio Environment
CUASOU308  Install and Disassemble Audio Equipment
CUASOU401  Mix Live Audio
CUASOU401  Develop Simple Musical Pieces Using Electronic Media
CUASOU401  Develop and Apply Aural Perception Skills
CUASOU401  Use Social Media Tools for Collaboration and Engagement
CUASOU401  Operate sound Reinforcement Systems


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


What will I need to bring?

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


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



CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Sound Production


No pre-requisites except IELTS score