Trimester Two

The CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of Music – Modules and Units of Competency

Are you looking for sound engineering courses in Australia? The CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of Music is an intensive 12 month program delivered in one of Australia’s top tier recording studios. Upon completing these CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of Music modules, you’ll be fully equipped with the musical and technological skills to thrive in a variety of audio production roles and environments.

Our practical learning approach includes hands-on activities under the guidance of industry professionals, giving you the opportunity to gain real-world experience. You’ll also have access to specialised workstations and support from our experienced staff both in and out of class.

Trimester Two

Intermediate Audio Engineering: the second trimester will allow you to expand on your theoretical knowledge gained during the first trimester. You will creatively apply your skills, whilst completing a variety of assessment tasks.

Therefore the following subjects ensure a sustained increase in knowledge for the basis of upcoming trimester three studies, the most advanced subjects.


  • Music Composition Theory
  • Arranging / Orchestration
  • Practical Recording Workshops
  • Practical Mixing Workshops


  • MIDI
  • Synthesis
  • Sampling
  • Acoustics
  • Mastering


  • Running a studio session
  • Studio Consoles
  • Microphones
  • Stereo Microphones Techniques
  • Loudspeakers
  • Amplifiers
  • Outboard Processing
  • Signal Flow
  • Recording session practicals



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Before I was at Abbey Road, it was easy to write a song, and get a singer. But the songwriting process doesn’t work like that. It was important to understand vocal production, writing, and music. It should all happen simultaneously.

Joel Robinson, Graduate

Abbey Road really helped me with the foundation of audio. It’s an overwhelming subject at first, but [the course] really breaks it down and really makes it digestible.

Charlotte Adelle, Graduate

The time I spent at Abbey Road Institute helped me transform my skills. I came from a bedroom producer who made music as a hobby to an audio professional.

Phoenix Manson, Graduate

Abbey Road was the perfect stepping stone into my professional career as an artist and audio engineer.

Alex Braithwaite, Graduate

Studying the past year at Abbey Road has been phenomenal. The teaching staff are top notch and I now have a community of people to draw on who are as obsessed with music as me.  

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