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  • CUA50815
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Diploma of Music Industry

Performance
At a glance

At a glance

Enrich your career in the music industry with this advanced-level qualification. You'll get the specialised skills needed to become a performer or composer.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Music Industry Professional
  • Composer for Film or TV
  • Musician and Vocalist
COURSE OUTCOME

CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry

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Course overview

Course overview

Get your break in the music industry sooner with this advanced level qualification. This course will give you access to industry-standard studios and the foundation skills needed to operate equipment and software. Research shows that skill sets traditionally associated with training in the creative industries, such as communication and problem-solving, are among the most desired attributes in the future job market. This qualification will give you the core skills needed to work as a music industry professional, performer, or composer in both the creative industries and in corporate settings.

You will get specialised skills in composition techniques; developing and maintaining stage craft; performing as a part of a group; preparing a program for performance; and providing freelance services. Our highly experienced and passionate teaching team have years of industry experience and will give you one-on-one guidance to prepare you for a career in the music industry.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a music industry professional, performer, or composer. It will also give you the foundation knowledge needed to undertake further training in the field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCRT501
Originate and develop concepts
CUACMP501
Manage copyright arrangements
CUAIND402
Provide freelance services
CUAPPR505
Establish and maintain safe creative practice

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
CUAIND501
Apply music industry knowledge
CUAMPF505
Develop technical skills and expand repertoire
CUAMLT501
Refine aural perception skills
CUASOU504
Produce sound recordings
CUAMCP501
Compose music using electronic media
CUAMPF503
Perform accompaniment
CUAMPF501
Prepare a program for performance
CUAMLT403
Develop skills in analysis of functional harmony
CUAMPF504
Perform improvisation for audiences
CUAWRT503
Write about music
CUAMCP503
Prepare compositions for publishing
Greater Brisbane
CUAMLT403
Develop skills in analysis of functional harmony
CUAMPF505
Develop technical skills and expand repertoire
CUAMPF501
Prepare a program for performance
CUAMPF507
Provide musical leadership in performance
CUASOU409
Mix recorded music
CUAMCP501
Compose music using electronic media
CUAMPF405
Develop instrumental techniques
CUAMLT401
Notate music for performance
CUAMPF404
Perform music as part of a group
CUAMPF402
Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
CUAMCP402
Develop techniques for composing music
CUAMCP401
Develop techniques for arranging music
Sunshine Coast
CUAMCP402
Develop techniques for composing music
CUAMPF410
Perform music from written notation
CUAMPF402
Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
CUAMPF505
Develop technical skills and expand repertoire
CUAMLT501
Refine aural perception skills
CUAMPF503
Perform accompaniment
CUAMPF401
Rehearse music for group performances
CUAMGT501
Manage artists and their careers
CUAMCP401
Develop techniques for arranging music
CUAMPF501
Prepare a program for performance
CUAMPF504
Perform improvisation for audiences
CUAMPF507
Provide musical leadership in performance
Gold Coast
BSBADV507
Develop a media plan
CUAMCP401
Develop techniques for arranging music
CUAMCP402
Develop techniques for composing music
CUAMCP501
Compose music using electronic media
CUAMLT501
Refine aural perception skills
CUAMPF401
Rehearse music for group performances
CUAMPF402
Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
CUAMPF501
Prepare a program for performance
CUAMPF503
Perform accompaniment
CUAMPF505
Develop technical skills and expand repertoire
CUASOU401
Mix live audio
CUASOU409
Mix recorded music

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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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
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:

You will be required to attend an audition and perform two prepared pieces with your chosen instrument or vocals which showcase a variety of skills and musical expertise. These pieces may be original music or covers and backing tracks may be used (minus the auditioned instrument or vocal line). A drum kit, guitar amps, microphones and P.A. will be provided.

Further to the above, it is recommended that you also meet one of the following requirements:-

  • successful completion of at least Year 12, Certificate IV or equivalent; or
  • be of mature-age

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

• English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - Click here for a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
• Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. Click here for more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

• Applicants will be required to submit a demo tape or audio CD of their instrument or voice. Home recordings are accepted, Audio Demo Assessment Criteria:

  1. Applicants are requested to include supporting documentation relevant to their application. This should include resumes, bios, academic results, personal or professional references and any other relevant materials.
  2. Demo piece is in the rock / pop genre (no classical)
  3. A demonstrated range of dynamic expression
  4. Consistent rhythmic accuracy
  5. Consistent pitch accuracy

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

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.

A recommended reading list and/or required textbooks will be provided after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs up to the value of $55, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You will also require access to personal stationery and an exteral hardrive (1TB), which may also incur additional costs of approximately $100.00

Please note: you must bring your own portable instruments such as guitars, strings, keyboards, percussion etc. 

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland