Demonstrate Understanding of Basic Sound Operations

This 3-day training programme combines theory and practice in relation to working behind the stage in the arts or entertainment industry.
An image of a group of people standing behind a sound console.

Course Run: 8 – 10 Jul 2024

(Closing date for registration: 10 Jun 2024)

Course Run: 6 – 8 Nov 2024

(Closing date for registration: 7 Oct 2024)

Course Run: 24 – 26 Mar 2025

(Closing date for registration: 24 Feb 2025)

Time: 9.30am – 6pm
Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Training Room 2
Course Fees - Before GST: $950.00
Course Fees - After GST: $1,035.50



NAC is currently reviewing the eligibility criteria for the subsidies. Please stay tuned for further updates.


This programme aims to equip the participant with the required skills and knowledge for basic sound operations in the arts or entertainment industry.



  • Audio terminologies and applications

  • Types of audio equipment, cables and accessories

  • Setting up audio equipment and dismantling sequences

  • Techniques to run microphone and loudspeaker cables

  • Continuity tester and its applications



Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation for Demonstrate Understanding of Basic Sound Operations when they successfully complete the course and assessment.


Who should attend?

Theatre Technicians or individuals who have an interest to work in technical theatre and or related industries.


Terms and Conditions

Participants need to fulfill the following requirements:


  • Must successfully complete training and assessment

  • Meet the minimum of 75% attendance

  • All participants will be required to wear safety shoes during the training programme


Please refer to the registration page for full terms and conditions.



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