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  • CUA40915

Certificate IV in Music Industry

At a glance

At a glance

Take the next step in your music career with this hands-on qualification. This course will give you the technical knowledge and skills required to succeed as a contemporary musician.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Sound Mixer/Technician
  • Singer - Songwriter
  • Music Marketing Manager
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CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the next step in your music career with this hands-on qualification. This course will give you the technical knowledge and skills required to succeed as a contemporary musician. Recent advances in recording technology are allowing musicians and composers to record and publish their own music. Artists with these multidisciplinary skills will be well placed to succeed in this dynamic industry.

In this practical course you will reinforce your music skills and decide on an instrumental specialisation. You'll study instrumental techniques, arranging music, performing, and written notation. You will also learn about micro business opportunities to set yourself up for a successful career in the music industry.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a singer songwriter, sound mixer, or music marketing manager.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 10 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCRT401
Articulate, present and debate ideas
BSBIPR401
Use and respect copyright
BSBSMB301
Investigate micro business opportunities
CUAWHS302
Apply work health and safety practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CUAMLT401
Notate music for performance
CUAMLT402
Articulate ideas about music
CUAMPF401
Rehearse music for group performances
CUAMPF402
Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
CUAMPF405
Develop instrumental techniques
CUAMPF407
Develop vocal techniques
CUAMPF408
Develop performance techniques on a second instrument
CUASOU401
Mix live audio
CUASOU405
Record sound
CUAWRT301
Write content for a range of media

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.

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  • 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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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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. Please note that an audition entry can be by successful completion of Certificate III in Music.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

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.

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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Get started with TAFE Queensland

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