Higher Certificate In Sound Technology

The perfect choice for your music career


Our Higher Certificate in Sound Technology is a one-year higher education programme designed to prepare graduates with the necessary theoretical and practical skills, experience and knowledge required for employment in the fast-paced audio industry.

The course introduces students to all the components of sound engineering. It covers all facets of music and audio production by means of a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach. This course includes all the tools you need to become a successful sound engineer with great employment opportunities.
With an emphasis on simulated work experience in the form of practical operations and audio projects, students have access to state-of-the-art studios and labs to work in. The level of knowledge they acquire is also required by personnel working in other related fields such as film, video, broadcasting journalism and corporate communication.

There is a clear need for both audio technicians and sound engineers, functioning at different levels in the audio industry. Graduates of this course can work on the Mac Platform and with software programs like Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Native Instruments, iZotope and many more. It provides an opportunity for continued lifelong learning and thus provides additional means of career progression. Graduates of this program can also study further at a higher NQF Level.

Join us on this thrilling journey into the world of sound engineering. Take the first step towards your dream career by applying today.

Content Overview:

  • Audio Technology Fundamentals
  • Music Production
  • Radio and Broadcast Audio
  • Audio Post-Production
  • Live Sound
  • Music Business
  • Acoustics
  • Career Development


Closes 19 Feb 2024


19 Feb 2024 (Subject To Change)


1 Year (Full-Time)


Registered with SAQA – ID Number 118639. Registered with the DHET ID No# 2012/HE07/002 Accredited by CHE




R6 850.00


$100.00 USD (Avid Protools Text book, Subject to exchange rate)


Enquiries are easy and can all be done from the comfort of your own home using our online enquiry form below.

If you would like to complete an application form, you may download the application form below.

Please note that all applications need to be accompanied by a signed copy of our Terms & Conditions which can be emailed to study@capeaudiocollege.com

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