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Music Short Courses

CIT music and sound production courses have a reputation for producing some of the finest contemporary musicians and sound engineers in the country. Study in our centrally located, well equipped Music Industry Centre facilities including recording studios, rehearsal rooms and, Mac computer labs, access high-end industry standard software and equipment for music production, and benefit from the knowledge of our experienced and qualified teachers.

If you have always dreamt of dabbling in music and sound, our short course opportunities are the perfect way to get a taste of an exciting new career, enhance your existing professional career or skills, or even just try a new hobby.


Club DJ
(previously known as DJ Skills)

The complete art of DJ'ing, from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you're a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJ'ing.

This short course provides credit towards the Certificate III in Music Industry (CUA30915).

Location: CIT Reid

Application Type: Standard

Planned Course of Study: Certificate III in Music Industry (CUA30915)

Apply/Enrol: Register your interest via the form below.

2018 Dates Class Day/TimesLocation Course fee More info
16 October to 4 December (8 weeks) Tuesdays 6-9pm L Block CIT Reid $669* C3-BD19

*Payment plans available. For more information click here.

Music Literacy

This short course introduces students to the underlying theories of how music is written and notated. Music Literacy teaches students basic skills in reading sheet music, popular notation software, and how to apply this knowledge to the musical instrument.

This short course provides credit towards Certificate III in Music Industry (CUA30915).

Application Type: Standard

Planned Course of Study: Statement of Attainment - training in Music Industry Bridging [extract from CUA30915]

Apply/Enrol: To enrol, attend the next enrolment session.

Dates Class Day/TimesLocation Course fee More info
16 July to 20 July 2018
(5 day intensive)
Mon-Fri
9:30am to 3pm
CIT Reid $270 SA-BD35

Pro Tools 101

Study Pro Tools at CIT, and complete the internationally recognised Pro Tools 101 course. In this course you will learn how to use the latest versions of the Pro Tools software, covering everything you need to know to complete a project in Pro Tools. Learn to build sessions that include multitrack recordings of live instruments, MIDI sequences, and virtual instruments. Through hands-on tutorials, develop essential techniques for recording, editing, and mixing.

Application Type: Standard

Planned Course of Study: Statement of Attainment - training in Music Industry Bridging [extract from CUA30915]

Apply/Enrol: To enrol online now, or attend the next enrolment session.

Dates Class Day/TimesLocationCRN Course fee More info
'Introduction to Pro Tools'
(includes Pro Tools 101):
9 July to 13 July 2018
(5 day intensive)
Mon-Fri 9:30am to 3pm CIT Reid TBA $225 (+ $40 services and amenities fee) SA-BD35

How to apply and enrol online

For courses that are currently open for enrolment, please follow the instructions below to apply and enrol online. If your course is not currently open for enrolment, please register your interest via the form below.

Step 1: Apply for the course

Prior to enrolling, you will need to complete an application for the course. During the application process you will be asked to enter your personal details, 'Application Type' and 'Planned Course of Study'.

To apply, click here and follow the CIT Self Service Instructions for logging in and applying.

Step 2: Enrol into the course

To enrol, click here and follow the CIT Self Service Instructions for logging in and enrolling.

During the enrolment process you will be asked to enter the following information:

  • Class Reference Number/s (CRN/s). If several numbers are given, enter all of them.
  • Your USI number. If you don't have a USI number you can apply for one at usi.gov.au. It is free to apply and you will receive your number instantly after application.

After you have enrolled

Paying fees

After enrolling online, you will be issued with an electronic invoice which can be paid online. For information about other payment methods click here.

Attending class

Once you have enrolled, you will need to bring proof of ID to your first class. Please bring three forms of ID, including one photo ID, a medicare card or passport, and one other showing your name (eg bank card).

Your teacher will let you know in your first class if you need to bring any special equipment. For sound production and DJ classes equipment will usually be provided, including turntables and mixing consoles. The Music Industry Centre gives students access to specialist software (eg Pro Tools, Ableton Live) so you will not be required to purchase this for class use. In addition, you should bring a large capacity USB or hard drive to all classes for saving files, a note taking device, and your own pair of good quality headphones. For music performance classes students will be required to bring their own instruments.


Register your interest

If you would like to register your interest, have any questions or experience difficulty enrolling or applying online, please complete and submit the form below, and a staff member will be in touch soon.