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  • CUA30915

Certificate III in Music Industry

Performance
At a glance

At a glance

Start your career in music with this entry-level course that will help you get your big break on stage.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Working Musician
COURSE OUTCOME

CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career in the music industry with this entry-level qualification. This course will give you access to industry-standard studios and the foundation skills needed to hone your craft as a performer.

Research shows that creativity, communication, and problem-solving will be the most desired skills in the future job market. This qualification will give you the core skills needed to work in both the creative industries and in corporate settings.

Learn how to protect your music with copyright arrangements, notate music, compose music using electronic media, and develop technical skills in performance. Our 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 start a career as a working musician and give you the foundation skills needed to undertake further studies in this field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWHS201
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUACMP301
Implement copyright arrangements
CUAIND303
Work effectively in the music industry
CUAMLT302
Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CUAIND304
Plan a career in the creative arts industry
CUAMCP301
Compose simple songs or musical pieces
CUAMCP302
Write song lyrics
CUAMLT303
Notate music
CUAMPF302
Prepare for performances
CUAMPF303
Contribute to backup accompaniment
CUAMPF305
Develop improvisation skills

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 will 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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You must be able to sing and/or play an instrument (preferably guitar or piano) to enrol in this program.

It is highly recommended that students are aged 16 or older by the course commencement date.

Mature age learners who wish to strengthen their musicianship and theory knowledge or update their industry knowledge are welcome.

Students may be required to attend an informal music audition (either instrumental or vocal) and a personal interview with a member of the teaching staff prior to enrolment.

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 enrolments.

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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 will 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