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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

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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: Academic 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;

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.

Important Information

 This course has a student quota attached to it. Please contact TAFE Queensland to confirm program availability.

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

There are additional costs associated with this course, that are not included in your tuition fees. All information on resources will be given at Orientation;

  • Software will need to be purchased
  • 1TB external hard drive
  • Various memberships may be required
  • Personal stationery

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

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only 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. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

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

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. 

Last updated on 19 April 2017

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