Graduate Diploma in Music Production


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1 Year

Total student fees


over 1 Year - details

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production aims to give students with a relevant undergraduate degree, or a level 6 diploma, the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of audio engineering topics at Level 7.
International students who have already studied engineering in the audio field overseas will be attracted to the applied nature of the level 7 core and elective courses. Domestic students who have a diploma in the wider music industry environment recognize that in the 21st century many musicians need to be multi skilled in order to survive.
An ability to move between the various areas of the music industry is increasingly demanded, and graduate diploma students will be able to consolidate their current skills and add to them through the electives. The GD AEP is also an excellent 'refresher' qualification to add to a practitioners' currency.
The above, in turn, lead to differing graduate profiles. Please note that in the degree graduate profile the practical tasks staircase into processes which require more independent thought and application; and finally to advanced problem solving and business skills in the music/audio environment.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Each applicant should have an undergraduate degree or be able to demonstrate equivalence through a body of work. Consideration will be given to applicants aged 20 years or older who do not meet the entry criteria if they can demonstrate a history of work, industry experience which in the opinion of the Programme Managers exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study. Applicants may be required to attend an interview or provide a portfolio of audio related work.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,320 $7,320
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,357 $10,357
Total $17,677 $17,677

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $36,000
Earnings range N/A
In employment 50%
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 478 839
Phone: (03) 211 2699
Fax: (03) 214 4977

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