Find a new beat in your music career, and enter this dynamic industry at an assistant level. Make fresh sounds as you explore non-traditional ways of creating music using gadgets and software.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Create music using music software and hardware
Collaborate with other creatives
Perform sonic problem-solving
Work with copyright
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The skills to create new sounds and beats, and a completed track
An understanding of recording and audio equipment
Experience in collaborating with others
Engage in composing and creating music using music software and hardware
Build a strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
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.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A year of prior experience in creating music of some kind. Students may consult with their teachers at the beginning of the course to determine their experience levels.
An interest in music technology
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
Availability to potentially attend rehearsals, functions, and live performances outside of class hours, including evenings and weekends
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Songwriter, Studio assistant, Producer and Assistant at a production house, record company or music school
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Music (Creation and Composition) does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Music (Creation and Composition) 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.
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
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.