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Sound Production VET Specialisation


This specialisation covers a broad spectrum of disciplines in sound production and operation. Students develop skills and knowledge in the areas of theatre, film, television, radio, concerts, festivals, studio work and trade presentations.

Specific procedures are studied in stage and concert sound, digital sound and sound for the electronic media. The theory and practice of music recording and the creation of special effects for theatre are also studied. Investigation into the new areas of acoustic sculpture and art is encouraged.

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Year 1 - VET Full

Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPR505Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Live Sound 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASOU401Mix live audio
CUASOU502Manage the operation of stage monitor systems
CUASOU404Manage wireless audio operations
Sound Production
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBCRT501Originate and develop concepts
Sound Industry 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUACMP501Manage copyright arrangements
CUAIND402Provide freelance services
Introduction to Audio Software
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPOS402Manage media assets
CUASOU407Edit sound
Sound Production and Operations 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASOU405Record sound
CUASOU409Mix recorded music

Year 1 - Semester 1

OHS and Whitecard
Unit Code Unit Title
CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry
Theatre Studies
Unit Code Unit Title
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory

Year 1 - Semester 2

Ensure Team Effectiveness
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectiveness
Sound for Theatre
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASOU406Develop and implement sound plans
CUASOU302Compile and replay audio material

For more detailed unit information for this VET Specialisation take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Sound Recordist, Sound Mixer, Sound Designer

This VET Specialisation can be studied in the following courses

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