National Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology

Full-Time I SAQA ID: 48671 I NQF Level: 5 I Credits: 139 I Course Type: National Certificate

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Become a musical maestro who transforms simple sounds into symphonies and have your career amplified with the National Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology.

Why this course is perfect for you?

Are sound, rhythms and music your heartbeat? Are you a technically-inclined, musically-minded person with a passion for all things audio? If so then a promising career in the field of Sound Technology is in the mix for your future.

Follow the sound of success by operating DJ equipment for a performance, pre-setting pre-recorded music for performances and broadcasts or recording and mixing your own sound. Learn how to troubleshoot sound equipment, carry out acoustics assessments and record and mix sounds appropriate to any project.

The Diploma in Sound Technology will add the beat to your practical skills, including basic computer skills, computer music systems and live sound systems. An entrepreneurship module is also included to help your career hit a high note.

Why study with Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.

How to get in?

Registering for the National Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.


  • Be competent in areas of communication, mathematics, technology and computer literacy at NQF Level 4 in the FET band
  • Be competent in Life Skills at NQF Level 2

Time you will spend on the course

This is a one-year course, in which you will attend full-time classes during the week. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule. 

Course content and modules

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Computer Music Systems A 
  • Computer Music Systems B 
  • Equipment and Maintenance 
  • Digital DJ’ing 
  • Music Acoustics 
  • Audio Recording 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Live Sound Systems A 
  • Live Sound Systems B
  • Workplace Learning ​

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Materials to stay ahead

A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. 

Careers you’d be great at

  • Junior Audio Installation Technician
  • Audio Editor
  • Junior Audio DJ
  • Music Producer
  • Junior Life System Technical Support Engineer

The strength in your qualification

This diploma is accredited by the Council on Higher Education at level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with the SAQA ID No: 48671.

Upon successful completion of the whole programme, i.e. competence achieved in the summative assessments, the successful completion of the WIL component, and provided the learner’s PoE is found competent, the learner will receive a Damelin Results Letter outlining the unit standards covered.

Damelin will apply to MICT SETA on the learner’s behalf for the National Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology, SAQA ID 48671, NQF level 5 with 139 credits to be awarded. 

Take your education to the next degree

Go even further with a higher qualification. With this National Certificate you can study further at Damelin or another accredited institution.
 *Admission to further your studies remains the prerogative of each institution and its academic council

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