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A career that’s music to your ears

Gain the industry knowledge and skills you need to land your dream job in music production. Learn studio recording techniques; commercial audio production skills using industry standard computer software; how to set up and operate PA systems at events; stage lighting; and cable care. Our experienced and qualified teachers are actively involved in the music industry and will help you gain real-life experience to become a live performance or studio engineer, tour manager, radio/TV audio technician or roadie. Course details

LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coomera, South Bank

Key dates and info

DURATION

Course details

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 Katie Hagan

Diploma of Graphic Design

I fell in love with Australia when I first visited the country on a tourist visa four years ago. I realised there wouldn't be a better place to advance my education and marketing portfolio. I’ve previously worked in marketing but my dream job is to own my very own graphic design business. TAFE Queensland is helping me achieve my dreams by developing my understanding of several graphic design programs and by providing hands on training in several different print mediums. My teachers are leaders in their industry and provide practical training giving me valuable knowledge and skills I can use in my professional career.

Katie Hagan
Diploma of Graphic Design
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast



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Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

092964G South Bank Full Time Classroom

29/01/2018
29/01/2019
28/01/2020

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

094086M Coomera Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017
29/01/2018

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast:

Students ARE REQUIRED to purchase the following resources (teachers will provide details including suitable models and suppliers for each listed item during relevant class times):

  • 1 x 1TB external hard drive to store/backup all class project files and learning resources
  • Personal stationery
  • Various industry memberships will be recommended

Text books and above listed resources are not included in the program fees.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 units:
Core Competencies: 4
Elective Competencies: 12

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBLIB513 Monitor compliance with copyright and licence requirements Core
CUSSAF01A Follow safe practices in performing and/or listening to music Core
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Core
CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis Core
CUASOU409 Mix recorded music Elective
CUASOU401 Mix live audio Elective
CUASOU301 Undertake live audio operations Elective
CUASOU402 Manage audio input sources Elective
CUASOU407 Edit sound Elective
CUASOU405 Record sound Elective
CUASOU506 Create a final sound balance Elective
CUASOU503 Develop sound designs Elective
CUASOU504 Produce sound recordings Elective
CUASOU501 Manage audio operations for outdoor events Elective
CUASOU502 Manage the operation of stage monitor systems Elective
CUALGT403 Set up and operate lighting cues and effects Elective

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Core
CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements Core
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services Core
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice Core
CUAMLT501 Refine aural perception skills Elective
CUALGT403 Set up and operate lighting cues and effects Elective
CUASOU404 Manage wireless audio operations Elective
CUASOU502 Manage the operation of stage monitor systems Elective
CUASOU401 Mix live audio Elective
CUASOU403 Manage audio system control networks Elective
CUAMCP501 Compose music using electronic media Elective
CUASOU506 Create a final sound balance Elective
CUASOU405 Record sound Elective
CUASOU407 Edit sound Elective
CUASOU409 Mix recorded music Elective
CUASOU504 Produce sound recordings Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
SouthBank, Brisbane $16,000 1 Year
Coomera, Gold Coast $16,000 1 Year

Additional costs

TAFE Queensland Brisbane:

Software: Pro-tools LE8 and Logic

Outcome

CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Job prospects

  • Audiovisual Technician
  • Sound Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Technician

 Katie Hagan

Diploma of Graphic Design

I fell in love with Australia when I first visited the country on a tourist visa four years ago. I realised there wouldn't be a better place to advance my education and marketing portfolio. I’ve previously worked in marketing but my dream job is to own my very own graphic design business. TAFE Queensland is helping me achieve my dreams by developing my understanding of several graphic design programs and by providing hands on training in several different print mediums. My teachers are leaders in their industry and provide practical training giving me valuable knowledge and skills I can use in my professional career.

Katie Hagan
Diploma of Graphic Design
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

 At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 20 March 2017

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