Sound Course for Employment

Actors might struggle to get a job after they graduate, but for those who make sure that every member of the audience hears every word the opposite is the case.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast is reporting that four out of every five of its graduates from its Diploma of Sound Production has a job within three months.

One happy graduate is Adam Harris. He’s secured his ideal job with the City of Gold Coast as Head Audio, Visual and Lighting Technician.

Adam is in charge of the sound and lighting for a variety of performances including live band nights and theatre productions across the Gold Coast’s six community centres.

Mr Harris said his new role is something he has wanted to get into for a long time and his studies at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast provided him with the industry relevant skills to secure his ideal job.

“The skills I learnt at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast are extremely useful and I was able to immediately apply them across various applications within my new role,” said Harris.

“The facilities at the Coomera location are state-of-the-art and I was able to gain experience using industry standard equipment such as recording studios, which is fantastic as I am now responsible for the operation of the recording studios at some of the centres.”

The Diploma of Sound Production students develop skills and experience through various practical tasks, based on real workplace projects including recording sessions and live events.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast General Manager, Jenny Dodd, said that it’s excellent to see when students successfully gain employment in their field of study after recently graduating.

“Our most recent graduate destination survey indicated that 79 per cent of graduates were employed three months after completing their course,” said Dodd.

“Adam is already utilising his skills in a job that he was aiming for prior to commencing his studies.

“Our aim at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast is to create a skilled and educated workforce to generate job security and to ensure the growth and development of the region.”

Ms Dodd said TAFE Queensland Gold Coast takes pride in delivering industry relevant training and providing cutting-edge equipment which puts their students ahead of the rest in the job market upon graduation.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast’s current Diploma of Sound Production and Diploma of Music students will have the opportunity to undertake work experience in these community facilities with Mr Harris to obtain real world skills while studying.

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Image: Adam Harris