Take centre stage and develop a range of skills that build on your ability as an instrumentalist, vocalist, composer or songwriter. Gain an introduction to music industry roles and copyright, and become a well-rounded musician and performer.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Perform live in front of audiences
Create music using technology
Collaborate with peers
Develop your music industry knowledge
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The skills to plan, produce and perform a live gig
Experience in composing music and collaborating with fellow artists, creating a network of professional peers and industry contacts
Techniques to record music with a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
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, which may include being self-taught, playing a musical instrument, practising as a vocalist, or creating music with software. Students may consult with their teachers at the beginning of the course to determine their experience levels.
An interest in music technology, sound production or music business
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 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: Recording artist, Band member, Music tutor and Songwriter
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Music (Performance) 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 (Performance) 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
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