Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production Specialisation)

Course code: CUA30915

This program aims to provide students with the broad-based knowledge and skills required to work in the music industry in a range of areas such as recording, mixing and editing sound sources. Students will gain competencies that will enhance their employment opportunities within the music industry, and a recognised qualification that will assist them in making a more informed choice when considering vocational and career pathways.

For more information about the course, download the Information Booklet.
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  • Sample competencies covered in the Units 1 & 2 include:
    • Perform basic sound editing
    • Repair and maintain audio equipment
    • Provide event staging support
  • Sample competencies covered in the Units 3 & 4 include:
    • Manage audio input sources
    • Record and mix a basic music demo
    • Operate sound reinforcement systems

Swinburne Senior Secondary College

COSAMP (College of Sound and Music Production)
(For Swinburne Senior Secondary College)
RTO Number: 41549


Swinburne Senior Secondary College
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays 9.00am – 12.30pm
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Units 3 & 4 | Tuesdays 4.30pm – 8.00pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

40 hours of work placement is strongly recommended.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

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VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand of VCAL.

VCE: Students who complete this course will be eligible for recognition of two units of credit at Units 1 & 2 level and a Units 3 & 4 sequence.

ATAR: Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 & 4 sequence must undertake scored assessment for the purposes of gaining a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

  • Musician
  • Music Technician
  • Stage Producer
  • Sound and Lighting Technician
  • Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Musical Therapist
  • Digital Audio Technician
  • Sound Engineer
  • Broadcaster

Students will be required to purchase a memory stick (further details to be provided at the course Information Session).