Cricos Course Code
Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)
January, May, September
45 scheduled tuition weeks and up to 6 weeks of holidays (51 weeks total)
Total Course Fees $19,179
Students can choose to pay the total course fees upfront (100%) or via the following payment plan.
- There will be twelve instalments of $1,598.25 every month. The first instalment includes a non-refundable enrolment fee of $500 which is a non-tuition fee.
- Application Fee - $500
- Charge per unit of competency - $500
Total course fees may be reduced to account for the number of units undertaken via RPL or where Course Credit has been granted.
Nationally Recognised Training does not incur GST.
Students will only be eligible to receive their qualification if fees have been paid in full and all course requirements have been met.
*Please refer to your Student Handbook for our Fees and Refunds Policy.
All courses will be delivered at the UNITED POP Melbourne campus at Level 8, 350 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Please visit the Contact Page if you want to get in touch with us.
International Student Entry Requirements:
This course is available to international students who are able to provide evidence that they:
- have completed year 12 or equivalent
- are over the age of 18
- meet one of the following English proficiency requirements:
- a valid IELTS score of 5.5 or other minimum test scores indicated here: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/stud/more/student-visa-english-language-requirements
- that they have successfully completed their Year 12 or equivalent in English Language.
- It is a condition of entry that upon acceptance, students provide evidence of having an Australian Student Visa (subclass 500). Please refer to the government website for information about applying: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/500-
IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to application.
- Completion of Year 12 English at an Australian secondary school or college, or equivalent
- If you have completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an English language exemption.
- You will be required to undertake a pre-training review and Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment as part of the application process:
- Your pre-training review and LLN result will be used to:
- help United POP identify your educational support needs, and
- to be eligible for entry into a United POP Australia diploma of study you must achieve an exit Level 3 LLN outcome in both literacy and numeracy.
- Your pre-training review and LLN result will be used to:
Domestic Student Entry Requirements
- Applicants for VET diploma courses must satisfy one of the following minimum entry criteria:
- Provide a copy of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education that has been awarded by an agency or authority of a State or Territory for the student’s completion of year 12; OR
- Provide evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English).
- You will be required to undertake a pre-training review and Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment as part of the application process. Your pre-training review and LLN result will be used to help United POP identify your educational support needs, and to be eligible for entry into a United POP Australia diploma of study you must achieve an exit Level 3 LLN outcome in both literacy and numeracy.
Further Entry Requirements applicable for domestic and international students
Portfolio evidence of three (3) samples of sound work produced in any format on any device in any discipline that demonstrates a vested interest and passion for sound and/or sound production. Students also have the option of supplying samples published on any platform or traditional sound recording medium.
(IELTS etc based on entry requirements policy to be supplied by RTO Advice)
- Determine work health and safety requirements for professional practice
- Identify hazards and assess and manage risks
- Monitor and enhance safety of the practice
- Keep up to date with technologies that can be used to compose music
- Generate ideas for musical pieces
- Create musical pieces
- Evaluate own musical compositions
- Participate in pre-production phase of screen productions
- Generate ideas for screen music
- Create and orchestrate theme and incidental music
- Evaluate work
- Explore ways of arranging music
- Generate ideas for musical arrangements
- Arrange music
- Evaluate own music arrangements
- Evaluate and explore needs and opportunities
- Develop a range of creative approaches
- Refine concepts
- Develop concepts to an operational level
- Prepare for sound recording operations
- Place microphones and test recorded line-up
- Make sound recordings
- Finalise sound recording operations
- Confirm concept for recording project
- Confirm arrangements for recording project
- Coordinate and conduct sound recording sessions
- Evaluate recording process and product
- Prepare for sound editing
- Edit complex sound sequences
- Create overall sound context
- Finalise editing operations
- Prepare for music mix
- Mix music elements
- Finalise mixing operations
- Assess sound sources for simultaneous balance
- Identify creative and artistic possibilities
- Create final sound balance
- Evaluate final sound balance
- Interpret and confirm sound design brief
- Break down components of sound design brief
- Experiment with sound components to express ideas
- Assess creative ideas
- Design sound elements
- Evaluate final sound design
- Confirm sound design specifications
- Implement sound design
- Finalise operations
- Promote self to potential clients
- Negotiate work arrangements
- Manage financial and business aspects of service
- Undertake strategic planning
- Monitor new and emerging trends in music
- Scout new talent
- Facilitate agreements for artists
- Monitor progress of artists agreements
- Establish business relationships
- Manage career development
- Manage business relationships
- Develop market position of artists
- Identify opportunities for legal use of original works
- Protect original works locally and internationally
- Assign copyright of original works
- License rights to original works
- Maintain copyright documentation