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FULL TIME COURSES

Audio Professional Program

Course Overview

The ‘Audio Professional Program’ is a two-year course that delivers three qualifications: a CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media, a CUA50820 Diploma of Music (Sound Production) and a CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of Music (Sound Production). 

In the first year of the program, we develop a foundation skill set through learning both theoretical and hands-on elements to sound production. In the second year, students will have the opportunity to further develop and apply their industry experience along with ongoing coursework.

The course has been designed to turn individuals into the best audio engineer they can be, whilst also providing opportunities for a variety of career paths within the sound industry.

CAMPUS

Geelong campus only

DURATION

2 years, 3 days per week, 9am-4pm

Year 1

Year 2

CUA50820

Diploma of Music (Sound Production)

CUA60520

Advanced Diploma of Music (Sound Production)

CUA41220

Certificate IV in Screen and Media

At the end of year 1, a certificate for CUA50850 Diploma of Music (Sound Production) will be issued, if all units are deemed competent.

CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media is delivered across both years 1 and 2. The units delivered in year 2 are delivered on the same day to ensure students are able to complete the Certificate IV components if they don’t wish to go on to the Advanced Diploma (Sound Production).

* Year 2 of the Audio Professional Program is optional. The initial commitment is 12 months with Year 2 requiring a re-interview to assess student’s goals against course outcomes.

CUA41220 Certificate in Screen and Media will be continued on from year 1 and delivered along side CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of Music (Sound Production)

Categories of Study

Within a state-of-the art facility, supported by a highly qualified training staff, each with industry backgrounds, students gain skills within a vast array of potential career pathways in the audio industry, including live sound, studio recording, professional software, sound engineering and working in the creative arts industry.

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LIVE

Provide live sound on both analogue and digital consoles

Studio

Record to a professional standard in both analogue and digital studios

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Software

  • Ableton Live
  • Pro Tools
  • Media Composer
  • Dolby Atmos Renderer
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Music Industry

How to create a sustainable living as an audio engineer

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Screen & Media

Introduction to live streaming and other screen and media elements

Student Profiles

Further Information

If you would like more information about our application process in detail, or if you have more questions about the course. Please don’t hesitate to contact us through email or directly through phone on 1300 195 303. Furthermore, we suggest heading over to the gallery and facility pages to get an idea of what Oxygen College has on offer and to see some work from past students. We also recommend heading over to our Facebook & Instagram page to keep up to date with Oxygen College.

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Did being part of the Oxygen College community have benefits?

Studying at Oxygen College I made some great friends and connections, who I’ve gone on to collaborate with and create meaningful relationships with. I also made many occupational connections that opened pathways to begin working in the live industry while I was still studying.

What are you doing post study?

One year on from studying I’m still working in the live industry alongside doing my music performance, and have continued to learn many valuable skills. I’ve been fortunate to work at large scale events and work with and engineer some esteemed acts. Continuing to work in the live industry shifted my focus from front of house engineering to monitor engineering and being a stage tech, as this better facilitates working with people.

This has also alleviated the need for as much income from performance endeavours, allowing for a less obligatory, and therefore more productive creative process; this has supported the recent release of a debut album.

Information in this student profile is applicable to July 2023

Daniel Hercott

Student Profile

Describe yourself and your endeavor as a creative person?

I grew up in a small rural town with a strong interest in musical instrumentation. From a teen, the pursuit of music performance has been a strong focus. Composition became a way to express the way I related to the bush and community that I grew up in and the emotions associated with that.

Why did you decide to study with Oxygen College?

A few years out of school and after moving down to Torquay, I started to develop the desire to study and learn again. A friend who studied at Oxygen College told me about their experience studying sound engineering and that there was an open day coming up. I was very interested and after going to the open day became excited about the prospect of studying with Oxygen College. As a musician, studying music performance didn’t interest me, however, studying sound engineering seemed like a great way to bolster a career in music performance and learn new skills. I enrolled into sound engineering as a developmental choice with no expectation to acquire work in the engineering field.

Explain why Oxygen College was of benefit to you on your journey?

Studying sound engineering I gained a variety of new technical skills and knowledge that has supported my endeavour as a performer and composer. It has allowed me to better facilitate my creative journey and I can better relate to and collaborate with other engineers and musicians. It also brought to my awareness that I love working with people so learning the relevant skills and knowledge, I developed a passion for working in the live industry.

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Did being part of the Oxygen College community have benefits?

Being part of the Oxygen College group has been incredible. I still have meaningful ties to many trainers and fellow students. Everyone is there for a shared interest which leads to natural connections.

What are you doing post study?

I am working in commercial radio. Part of my job is production, where I create advertisements, imaging and other on-air audio. Another part is announcing where I host the afternoon time slot and create voice commercials. Outside of work I rehearse, record and perform as the drummer in multiple projects formed from connections made at Oxygen College.

Information in this student profile is applicable to July 2023

Ryan Hickey

Student Profile

Describe yourself and your endeavor as a creative person?

I’m very interested in many forms of art but sound is my natural outlet and passion. Exploring the possibilities of audio mediums and the human experience is what excites and motivates me.

Why did you decide to study with Oxygen College?

I decided to study with Oxygen College because although I had a lot of passion, I didn’t have much direction or connection to the audio industry. It was also appealing to have structured learning environment as opposed to sifting through the internet for personal development.

Explain why Oxygen College was of benefit to you on your journey?

My time at Oxygen College gave me fundamental knowledge in a wide variety of areas relating to sound. It’s given me confidence when entering new roles that I have a trustworthy knowledge base to build upon.

Did being part of the Oxygen College community have benefits?

Absolutely. Supporting my fellow tech classmates and music students at gigs was the best way to network and engage in new experiences outside the college environment. The social element was important for me as I'm someone who likes to absorb many ideas and methods of working.

What are you doing post study?

I'm working as a technician, using and improving on all the skills I learnt at the college. I'm currently at a performing arts theatre as an audio and lighting technician, operating a range of shows from music concerts to theatre plays. I'm also working in a studio, recording and mixing music projects with artists from the region.

Information in this student profile is applicable to July 2023

Daniel Siketa

Student Profile

Describe yourself and your endeavor as a creative person?

Production is both my profession and my passion. I am always absorbing some form of art and I love the technical aspect involved in helping artists make it. What I enjoy about my job is that there are always new methods to learn and new technologies to integrate.

Why did you decide to study with Oxygen College?

I decided to study with Oxygen College because it allowed me to get into an environment where I could learn the core skills and knowledge to secure a job in the creative industry. The opportunity to use high end equipment and learn about the studio, live production and post-production was an important factor.

Explain why Oxygen College was of benefit to you on your journey?

The practical element alongside theory was the best way for me to equip myself with the fundamentals. It gave me confidence that I could perform as a technician in real event situations. The experience taught me many things, but most importantly it gave me a platform to work and improve on my skills.