WSQ Digital Live Sound Engineering

Course Description

This course is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of live sound engineering. You will learn the fundamentals of digital mixing, from signal routing and channel processing to effects utilisation and automation. You will also gain hands-on experience with industry-standard digital consoles, so you can develop the skills you need to excel in this field.

In addition to learning the technical aspects of live sound engineering, you will also learn how to set up and optimise sound reinforcement systems for small to medium events. You will learn how to consider factors such as room acoustics, speaker placement, and audience coverage when designing your sound system. You will also learn how to work with wired and wireless audio equipment, so you can handle various audio connections and troubleshoot common issues that may arise during live performances.

By the end of this course, you will be a well-rounded live sound engineer with the knowledge and skills to get started in this exciting career.

*Take note that the course validity is from 4 Sep 2023 to 3 Sep 2025. The 1st run of the course will begin in Oct 2023.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of digital mixing consoles and their functionalities, including signal routing, channel processing, effects utilization, and automation.
  • Gain proficiency in operating digital mixing consoles for both Front-of-House (FOH) and monitoring management, ensuring optimal sound reinforcement during live performances.
  • Acquire the necessary skills to set up live sound for small to medium events, considering factors such as venue acoustics, speaker placement, and audience coverage.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with wired and wireless audio equipment, including audio connections, troubleshooting techniques, and system optimization.

Supported by :

Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification
Skills Future SG
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Course Outline

Topics Covered
  1. Live Sound Introduction
  2. Components and Connections
  3. Digital Mixers
  4. Speaker Configurations
  5. Calibration
  6. Live Event Setup
  7. Grouping and Ganging Inputs
  8. Monitor Setups
  9. Wireless Management
  10. Sound FX in Digital Mixers
  11. Advanced Digital Mixer Functions

Course Schedule

3 Oct 2023 to 12 Dec 2023 11 sessions,
Tuesdays, 7:30pm to 10:30pm
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3 Jan 2024 to 13 Mar 2024 11 sessions,
Wednesdays, 7:30pm to 10:30pm
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Assessment Modes

The course will be assessed through a mix of written answers and practical activities.

Who Should Attend

Those interested in becoming live sound engineers for live events such as concerts, conferences and performances.

Things to Bring

  • Wired headphones (Optional)

Course Fees

Corporate (Employer-Sponsored)1

SMEs2 Non-SMEs
Course Fee & Subsidy Amount Course Fee & Subsidy Amount
Course Fees (excl GST) S$1,500.00 Course Fees (excl GST) S$1,500.00
Baseline SkillsFuture Funding (50%) S$(750.00) Baseline SkillsFuture Funding (50%) S$(750.00)
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (20%) S$(300.00) - -
GST S$135.00 GST S$135.00
Total Course Fees Payable S$585.00 Total Course Fees Payable S$885.00

SMEs2 Non-SMEs
Additional Support via Absentee Payroll S$139.50 - -
Up to 90% Additional Subsidy from Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit3 S$513.00 - -
Max additional support and subsidies S$652.50 - -

1Refer to full details of Funding Support for Employers found here

2SME declaration guide can be found here.

3Subject to individual companies Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) balance. Full details of SFEC scheme available here.

Course Fee

S$ 585.00*
  • Original Course Fee:
  • Digital Live Sound Engineering

    Course Duration:
    1 session per week for 11 weeks (31 Hours)

    Mode of Training:
    Classroom Based

    Mode of Assessment:
    A mix of written answers and practical activities
*Course fee is based on highest subsidy available for Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above or employees sponsored by SMEs. Course fee includes 9% GST.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to the meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants should have basic awareness of audio systems.
  2. Have at least 1 GCE N Level subject pass OR
  3. Be able to read, write and speak English at WSQ Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 5 and able to manipulate numbers at WSQ Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 5


A SkillsFuture WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) – MED-MPN-3044-1.1 Sound Recording Operations will be awarded to candidates who have demonstrated competency in the course assessment and achieved at least 75% attendance.

This course is certified by SkillsFuture Singapore under the WSQ Skills Framework for Media (Course Code: TGS-2023036461)

Course Support Period: 04 Sep 2023 – 03 Sep 2025

How to Apply

Get In touch with us

Do you want to learn more? Speak with our programme advisers at +65 6255 8037 or get in touch by filling in the contact form.

Registration Fee

Secure your seat by making a $30 (refundable upon successful completion of course) application fee. This will be refunded upon successfully completion of the course and issuance of your Statement of Attainmemt by SkillFuture Singapore. This usually takes 4-6 weeks after your assessment.

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