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The Grove Studios Academy has taken a holistic approach to the CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) course by dividing the course into three 14-week trimesters. We have developed our units using a clustered teaching method that allows for a focus on the fundamentals of the audio industry.

Our courses are designed to provide students with a strong foundation of music industry knowledge with a hands-on, industry-relevant approach. The uniqueness of operating within a real-world studio provides the perfect environment to assist student learning.

The clustered approach then allows us to focus each individual trimester into industry specific disciplines.
Trimester one focuses on the basics of audio and music production. Students will focus on signal flow, recording basics and mixing techniques to then apply to two major recording projects.

In trimester two, students will focus on music business and live sound. They will be required to create contracts for bands, develop themselves as a freelancer, and setup and mix live sound for music and PA.

The third trimester focuses on sound to picture. Students will learn how sound has played a pivotal role in cinema and will be required to complete three sound to picture projects looking at Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR), Foley and SFX, and sound designs.

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The Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) Course operates for one year over three 14-week trimesters.

This course involves both scheduled classroom-learning activities and simulated industry-based training and assessment. The program is delivered using trainer-led, face-to-face learning in a classroom setting, combined with recording studio practical tasks and self-paced study. The course will provide learners with skills and knowledge required to further their abilities and career opportunities in the areas of Music and Sound Production.
Training is delivered in a face-to-face classroom based delivery (three days a week) which is trainer led, combined with self-paced learning. Students will also need to prepare work in their own time in response to assessment tasks. These include scenario responses, projects, observations, portfolio responses, research tasks and presentation activities. Written learning activities will reinforce theoretical knowledge and skills will be practised in the studio where learning will be placed into context.
Participants will be provided with professionally presented reference material to assist them in developing their knowledge of music business, as well as examples of professional work to assist them in developing their practical and critical listening skills.
The Grove Studios Academy offers recognition of prior learning and recognises the outcomes issued by other RTOs. If you have prior learning or hold current competency, let us know during your enrolment.


The Diploma Course has 16 units of competency structured into 6 clusters. This “Cluster” model allows us to train and assess units of competency as a group that have common skills and knowledge or because they share a common work function. This provides an efficient service delivery model whilst providing the learner with a logical learning sequence.
To be issued the qualification Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production), a learner must be assessed as competent in all 16 units of competency. These units of competency are comprised of 4 core units and 12 elective units.
The Grove Studios Academy has selected the elective units of competency to ensure that the learners are provided with a broad set of specialised and unique abilities that will enhance the scope of their career pathways.
The CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) course is delivered using the course structure outlined below:

Cluster 1 CUASOU504 - Produce sound recordings
CUASOU406 - Develop and implement sound plans
CUASOU405 - Record sound

CUASOU409 - Mix recorded music
Cluster 2 CUACMP501 - Manage copyright arrangements
Cluster 3 BSBCRT501 - Originate and develop concepts
Cluster 4 CUAIND402 - Provide freelance services

CUAIND401 - Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
Cluster 5 CUASOU401 - Mix live audio

CUAPPR505 - Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Cluster 6 CUASOU410 - Record sound on location

CUASOU411 - Coordinate sound recording operations on location
CUASOU408 - Edit dialogue

CUASOU407 - Edit sound

CUASOU505 - Implement sound designs

CUASOU503 - Develop sound designs


The Grove Studio Academy offers different payment options to help assist you in your studies.

Upfront Payment (3x payments)
1st Payment – Enrolment confirmation: $1,500
2nd Payment – Due before the commencement of Trimester 2: $4,000
3rd Payment – Due before the commencement of Trimester 3: $4,000

Study Loans

The Grove Studios Academy has also partnered with Study Loans to give students access to private funding for their course fees.

Note: Individual unit of competency cost for RPL: $250.00* and must be paid through upfront payments.

A full Schedule of Fees and refund policy can be downloaded here.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification specified within the Arts and Culture Training Package (CUA). Noting this, The Grove Studios Academy requires students who undertake this course to:
− Be aged 16 years or over.
− Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to creative documentation, reflective documentation, signal flow, client communication, critical listening, scheduling, production documentation, business documentation, contracts, listening skills and group based learning and development.

- To ensure all students have the required level of LLN skills The Grove Studios Academy will assess a learner’s core skills during their enrolment to ensure they have adequate skills to complete the training. All students will be required to complete the LLN Student Interview Guide (GA31 and GA31A).
The Grove Studios Academy can provide additional learning support to students who require basic assistance. For students who have more fundamental support needs, The Grove Studios Academy can refer these students to a specialist language, literacy and numeracy development provider who can assist students to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills.

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