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What does a Sound Engineer do?

A Sound Engineer attends to the audio quality and sound recording during music, radio, film, television or stage productions. You might monitor sound broadcasts during live shows or edit and enhance audio being recorded. Sound Engineers use a range of equipment from microphones to editing consoles. You might mix together audio or use techniques to add special sound effects.

A Sound Engineer needs to have excellent attention to detail. You’ll need to work to a production schedule and be a part of a larger team. Sound Engineers need good technical abilities and you’ll have to be skilled at operating a range of equipment. Depending on your role you might work irregular hours and may have to work on locations outside of a studio.

Sound Engineer Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Sound Engineer.

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How much does a Sound Engineer earn?

In Australia, a full time Sound Engineer generally earns $1,350 per week ($70,200 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Sound Engineer?

This industry has seen moderate growth in employment numbers over the last five years. There are currently 3,000 people working as a Sound Engineer in Australia. Sound Engineers may find work in larger cities and towns where productions are based.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Sound Engineer?

A Diploma of Music Industry is a great qualification if you’re thinking of starting a career as a Sound Technician. You’ll explore a range of techniques for arranging, recording and mixing music. If you decide to take your studies further you could consider an Advanced Diploma of Music Industry where you’ll extend your skills in sound production.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within film, tv and production and music. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.