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  • CUA50815

Diploma of Music Industry

Music Business
At a glance

At a glance

Set yourself apart in the music industry with this advanced qualification. Complete further learning and gain the skills required to work as a composer or assistant sound engineer.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Composer
  • Assistant Sound Engineer
  • Music Industry Worker or Music Retail Assistant
  • Tour Manager
  • Band Manager
  • Music Event Coordinator
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CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry

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Course overview

Course overview

Set yourself apart in the music industry with this advanced qualification. Complete further learning and gain the skills required to work as a composer or assistant sound engineer. 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.

This practical course covers a broad area of music knowledge including harmonies, group performance, aural perception and accompaniments. You will also compose music using electronic media and produce sound recordings. You'll develop your skills through practical experience including recording sessions and live events.

You'll have the option to choose a specialisation in either music business, performance, or sound production. In the sound production steam you’ll discover how to mix, edit and control sound in our state of the art recording facilities. Our performance stream focuses on live performance, production and composition techniques. The music business stream covers marketing, promotion, budgeting, and artist and tour management.

This qualification will prepare you for a career in performing, composing, sound recording, or music promotion. You will also be prepared for further study at the advanced diploma or bachelor level.

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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBADV509
Create mass print media advertisements
BSBADV510
Create mass electronic media advertisements
CUAIND501
Apply music industry knowledge
SITXEVT501
Develop conference programs
SITXMPR501
Obtain and manage sponsorship
CUAFIM501
Source funding for projects
FNSORG501
Develop and manage a budget
BSBMKG526
Develop strategies to monetise digital engagement
CUAMGT501
Manage artists and their careers
CUAPPM403
Coordinate touring arrangements
BSBMKG513
Promote products and services to international markets
CUAMKG501
Manage the promotion of creative acts

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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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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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

This qualification has no formal entry criteria however TAFE Queensland has the following selection criteria for this qualification:

  • School leavers must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

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.

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