National Certificate III in Sound Engineering

6 Months
MNQF Level 3


Sound engineers or audio engineers work on the technical aspects of sound and music production by mixing, reproducing and manipulating the equalization and electronic effects of sound. 

Sound engineers don't have to work strictly in music. Some engineers end up designing and controlling the sound at conferences, in theatres, and in any other venue that requires sound projection for an audience. 

By controlling microphones, sound levels, and outputs, sound engineers combine their well trained ears with their knowledge of acoustics to produce the best quality of sound for a variety of purpose. 

Sound engineering is all about taking responsibility for the delivery of sound no matter what the medium. This may be mixing of sound at a venue, maintaining a broadcast, mixing and recording in a studio or even the maintenance and repair of sound equipment. 

Sound engineering also requires one to understand the correct use of equipment such as the microphones, amplification, acoustic demands of a room/ venue and much more–all for the sole purpose of ensuring that the audience (in whatever form the sound is delivered–recorded, live or broadcast) receives the desired experience.


1. Observe personal and workplace hygiene practices 

2. Practice health, safety and security practices 

3. Practice effective workplace communication 

4. Perform computer operations 

5. Handle physical elements safely during bump in/bump out 

6. Develop basic audio skills and knowledge 

7. Select and manage microphone and other audio input sources 

8. Install and disassemble audio equipment 

9. Assist with sound recordings 

General Entry

  • Completion of Basic Education OR
  • Attainment of a Level 2 qualification.

Alternative Entry

  • 18 years old AND ability to communicate in the language of instruction

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