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Diploma of Sound Production

The Diploma of Sound Production is your backstage pass to your dream career. Whether you're new to the field or a ittle more seasoned, this sound qualification will give you the technical skills, insider knowledge and industry contacts to forge a successful career in the music business.

Aim for roles such as studio sound engineer, mix engineer, venue coordinator, promoter or a live sound engineer. What are you waiting for?

Course overview

The Diploma of Sound Production is ideal for amateur musicians and DJs who are looking to formalise their skills and learn new tricks.

The course focuses on the basic components of audio production and the music industry, advancing students' knowledge and establishing a fundamental skill base to facilitate further learning.

The industry-focused diploma can serve either as a career pathway or as a pathway to higher education with the option to transfer into the Bachelor of Audio Production with recognition of prior learning (RPL) on completion of the course.

Career pathways

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Sound Production, graduates can apply for a range of positions including, but not limited to:

  • Studio sound engineer
  • Mix engineer
  • Live sound engineer (music/theatre)
  • Studio assistant
  • Production assistant
  • Audio post-production engineer
  • Composer
  • Outside broadcast engineer
  • Venue coordinator
  • Recording artist
  • Electronic musician
  • Music and dialogue editor
  • Location recordist
  • Promoter

Entry requirements

As a minimum, prospective students are expected to have completed an Australian Year 12 or equivalent qualification or completed a Certificate II (or higher) level qualification under the Australian Qualification Framework.

Special consideration may be extended towards mature age candidates aged over 21 years.

Course duration

Students wishing to study via classroom delivery should speak to a CoursesNow consultant to discuss provider options. Most Diploma programs run for 3 trimesters over 52 weeks during the institution's term time.


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Delivery Method Classroom
Finance Options VET Fee Help, Finance Available
Study Time 1-2 years