Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)

Melbourne Polytechnic

Course details

CRICOS course code: 092773D

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

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.

Purpose Built Facilities and Industry Connected Trainers

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.

A Variety of Outcomes

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).

How you learn

  • Performance venues
  • Studio
  • Electronic music lab
  • Workshops
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

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

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
10,150 for the entire course Feb 2023
Jun 2023
6 months
Full time
Fairfield Campus
Yarra Bend Road
Melbourne Victoria 3078
Australia
10,150 for the entire course Feb 2023
Jun 2023
6 months
Self study / online (with attendance)
Fairfield Campus
Yarra Bend Road
Melbourne Victoria 3078
Australia

Entry criteria

Most certificate and diploma level courses require evidence of completion to studies equivalent to Australian Year 11 or 12.

If you do not meet Melbourne Polytechnic’s academic entry-level requirements but have acquired skills or knowledge relevant to your chosen course, you may apply as a mature age student. A mature age student is considered to be over 18 years old and has been out of full-time education for at least one year.

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. General IELTS: 6.0 overall individual bands: min 5.5, TOEFL iBT: 49 overall Writing: 18; Speaking: 16; Reading: 8; Listening: 7, Pearson Global Scale of English: – PTE Academic: 42 overall communicative skills: 36, Cambridge English Scale (- Cambridge: First (FCE), - Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), - Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 162 overall individual bands: 154, Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS: 2+ ISLPR overall individual bands: min ISLPR 2.

Address

Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072
Australia
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