National code: CUA30920

Certificate III in Music (Business)

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Overview About this course

Go backstage and discover how the music business works as you book gigs, promote artists and begin establishing your network of contacts. Be the force behind the music and work for record companies, independent labels and music publishers.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Book and promote gigs and other events

  • Work with copyright

  • Advance the careers of performers and producers

  • Monetise different music genres

  • Navigate the structure of the music industry

Course Outcomes

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

  • Experience in networking at industry events including gigs, forums and conferences and creating your own industry contact list

  • The skills to develop engaging presentations, promotional material and viable budgets

  • A sound understanding of industry standard programs and software

  • Build a strong pathway to continue your study and 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:

  • Enthusiasm for a wide range of music or a deep knowledge of a specific genre

  • Good time management skills to meet deadlines

  • The ability to research effectively

  • Access to a personal computer, software like Microsoft Office and the internet, as some elements of this course are delivered online. This may be available at a campus library

  • An interest in being involved with music functions and live performances outside of class hours, including evenings and weekends

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success

  • and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

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:

Performing Arts Technicians

Performing Arts Technicians provide technical and other assistance for the production, recording and broadcasting of artistic performances.

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

    60%

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

    4,500 workers

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

    38 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.

    $1,350

  • 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

    29% 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: Assistant band or artist manager, Venue staff, Booking agency assistant, Promotional assistant, Management assistant, Record label assistant, Publicity or social media assistant and Event and festival support worker

Study pathways

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Previous study 1 Course

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Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Music (Business) does not have any post-graduate courses.

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 III in Music (Business) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 Units of competency, including 3 core and 8 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.

  • Plan a career in the creative arts industry CUAIND314

  • Work effectively in the music industry CUAIND313

  • Implement copyright arrangements CUACMP311

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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