Course Title: Develop and apply aural perception skills

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4372 Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course Title: Develop and apply aural perception skills

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 45

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2017

Course Contact: Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply knowledge of music styles to music industry work and learning. 

It introduces the student to critical listening skills, which can be applied to the range of tasks undertaken by the sound engineer/producer.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAMLT301 Develop and apply aural perception skills


1. Identify areas for aural skill development

2. Develop methods for the aural recognition of music

3. Practise aural recognition of music

4. Evaluate progress of aural skills development

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be have the knowledge and skills to effectively work as a music producer and or engineer, working with clients across a number of musical genres.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based around in class and out of class listening tests (formative assessments), and practical music production work undertaken outside of class time (summative assessment).

You will evidence the ability to:

  • hear and identify basic music structures
  • use music terminology applicable to the music structures and styles
  • demonstrate aural recognition
  • integrate feedback from others into evaluation of own aural skill development.

Assessment will be made through practical project application and listening / knowledge tests.