Music - Recording

CUA30920 - Certificate III in Music
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CUA30920 – Certificate III in Music


DATES >> Taking expressions of interest
DURATION >>  16 weeks full-time
DAYS / TIME >> Monday to Wednesday 9am – 4.30pm. 

PLUS >> 8-12hrs per week self-directed study + activities
COST >> FREE or LOW COST* eligibility criteria applies
LOCATION >> Illawarra ITeC, Wollongong

Get your music recording career underway today!

ITeC’s Certificate III in Music course provides students with hands-on practical experience and the necessary skills to record, mix and master audio in a variety of situations including ‘live’ mixing and studio recording.

Students will get to learn in ITeC’s professional recording studio using our Audient console and a range of outboard equipment including top end pre-amps, compressors and more from Universal Audio, Avalon and Empirical Labs. Learn the ins and outs of industry standard DAW software AVID Pro Tools.

Great selection of mics and a excellent studio recording environment for bands and all types artists

In addition to training in our fully equipped recording studio, participants will also work individually in our audio computer labs. Students will work with audio files “in the box” using Pro Tools, a personal Focusrite Interface and equipped computer.

What you will learn?

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Students will learn about the different types of microphones and how to set them up for a recording, connect and patch instruments and microphones and route those through various equipment from audio interfaces to digital and analogue mixing consoles. They will also learn gain staging techniques throughout the recording process all inside Illawarra ITeC’s recording studio and theatre.

Mixing & Mastering

Learn how to edit and manipulate audio and mix various sound sources in the recording studio digital audio workstation (DAW) and in the lab DAW’s. Participants will learn to use processing and effect techniques including equalisation (EQ), compression, reverb, delay and more in order to finalize and balance the mix.

Obtain a sound knowledge of the fundamental differences between Mixing and Mastering audio. 


Students will learn to finalize their mixes and export masters for a variety of delivery platforms such as Sound Cloud, Spotify, YouTube, Redbook CD and more.

Course Units

Core Units

CUACMP311  Implement copyright arrangements
CUAIND313  Work effectively in the music industry
CUAIND314  Plan a career in the creative arts industry

Elective Units

BSBWHS211  Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUAMLT302  Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice
CUASOU304  Prepare audio assets
CUASOU308  Install and disassemble audio equipment
CUASOU317  Record and mix basic music demos
CUASOU320  Analyse soundtracks
CUASOU321  Mix music in studio environments
CUASOU331 Undertake live audio operations

Career Opportunities

The job roles that relate to this qualification may include assistant sound technician, assistant music manager, musician, sound assistant, road crew and more.

These skills can lead to future roles in the industry such as studio engineer, live sound engineer, monitor engineer, producer, radio and television sound technicians, sound for film, forensic audio and many other facets of the audio world.

The Tutor >>

Brent Williams

Brent Williams

Tutor - Music

Studio & live sound engineer, mixing and mastering genius. Brent also plays guitar for Zambian Goat Herders and more recently The New Christs. Brent has been an audio engineer for many music and stage venues.

The mentoring and knowledge the staff have is priceless and my entire experience at the Illawarra iTeC exceeded all of my expectations.

Chelsea Hoyn

Music Industry Student

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* This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government through the Smart and Skilled program.