National code: CUA20620

Certificate II in Music

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Overview About this course

Gain foundational knowledge and skills for a music career and explore different industry avenues, including performing, staging, recording and music business. You don’t need any experience, just a keen ear and a passion for music.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Record audio and edit sound

  • Set up equipment on stage for a performance

  • Perform for an audience, depending on your interests

  • Use music business foundational skills

  • Identify genre types and develop listening skills

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Skills to use the latest music technology, sound equipment and sound studios, including Ableton, Logic Pro and ProTools

  • Work with teachers who have years of experience in the music industry

  • Be comfortable with singing or playing an instrument

  • Confidence to perform in public in a group

  • Experience in using industry equipment to record audio

  • Skills to set up a stage for a performance

  • Build strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Flexible personal schedule to be able to attend rehearsals or functions outside of class hours

  • A passion for performing or creating music, either at school or in a self-taught capacity

  • Enthusiasm or experience in recording or creating sound

  • An interest in learning the business side of the music industry

  • Collaboration skills to work in a group, in rehearsals and in studio teams

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Sound Technician

Sound Technicians operate audio equipment to record, enhance, mix and amplify sound in support of television, radio, film or video productions, or stage performances.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    62%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    1,300 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    39 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,400

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    46 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Medium

  • Gender share

    8% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Musician, Roadie, Stage technician, Record label assistant, Recording studio assistant and Music management assistant

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate II in Music does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 3 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Music qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 8 Units of competency, including 3 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge CUAIND211

  • Contribute to the health and safety of self and others BSBWHS211

  • Work effectively with others BSBTWK201

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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