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CUA60520

Advanced Diploma of Music

Performance

Take control of your career and gain the elevated skills you need to thrive in the music industry. Develop the advanced knowledge and specialised creative skills required to work as a vocalist/singer, music producer, session musician, music arranger or sound engineer.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Cairns Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$13,920
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Course overview

Take control of your career and get the elevated skills you need to thrive in the music industry. Develop the advanced knowledge and specalised creative skills required to work as a vocalist/singer, music producer, session musician, music arranger or sound engineer.

The creative arts industry plays an important role in Australia's economy. According to the Australian Government's MySkills service, it contributes over $10 billion to the our economy and employs nearly 100,000 people. The emergence of new technologies and wide range of job prospects available mean this is an exciting industry to be a part of.

In this course you will refine your skills in musicianship and performance. You will complete intensive professional training in vocal techniques, instrumentation, ensemble, and improvisation. You will also increase your theoretical understanding of music with studies in music history, analysis, technology, and business. This program is performance based with weekly concerts and a variety of gig opportunities.

This course provides the intensive professional training required for employment in the music industry as a vocalist/singer, music producer, session musician, music arranger or sound engineer.

What can I do?

  • Sound Engineer
  • Music Arranger
  • Music Producer
  • Session Musician
  • Vocalist / Singer

Course outcome:

CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of Music

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 11 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

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  • CUACMP511
    Manage copyright arrangements
    UNIT CODE :
    CUACMP511
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, manage and apply individual or collaborative copyright arrangements for original works.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage copyright arrangements

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  • CUAMLT512
    Assess significance of music and apply knowledge to professional practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAMLT512
    Unit description :
    This unit describes skills and knowledge required to research, assess and apply concepts about the significance of music to own professional practice.
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  • Assess significance of music and apply knowledge to professional practice

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  • CUAPPR515
    Establish and maintain safe creative practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAPPR515
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice.
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  • Establish and maintain safe creative practice

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  • CUAPPR613
    Engage in the business of creative practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAPPR613
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to approach the business aspects of working as a creative practitioner in a professional manner.
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  • Engage in the business of creative practice

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • Full fee: $13,920

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Advanced Diploma of Music (CUA60520)

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Advanced Diploma of Music

COURSE CODE: CUA60520
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $16,221 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Prospective students are required to attend an informal music audition (either instrumental or voice) and a personal interview with a member of the teaching staff prior to enrolment.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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