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CUA60515

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry

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 music arranger or sound engineer.

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TIME 1 year / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
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 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 music arranger or sound engineer.

What can I do?

  • Sound Engineer
  • Music Arranger

Course outcome:

CUA60515 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry

What you will study.

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

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  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBIPR501
    Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBIPR501
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to protect, secure and effectively use intangible assets of value to an organisation. It focuses on establishing and maintaining systems to protect and exploit an organisation's intellectual property to ensure business growth.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business

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  • CUAMLT502
    Apply concepts of music and society to professional practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAMLT502
    Unit description :
    This unit describes skills and knowledge required to analyse and apply concepts about the social significance of music to one’s own professional practice.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply concepts of music and society to professional practice

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  • CUAPPR505
    Establish and maintain safe creative practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAPPR505
    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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  • CUAPPR603
    Engage in the business of creative practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAPPR603
    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
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • Full fee: $13,920

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Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (CUA60515)

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Advanced Diploma of Music Industry

COURSE CODE: CUA60515
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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

Replacement qualification 
This qualification has been replaced by CUA60520- Advanced Diploma of Music, as of 15 April 2021. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 16 October 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

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.

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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