Grow your creativity and music business nous, with skills and techniques for performance, composition and recording, using music production software. Set the stage for a diverse range of career options in the vibrant and evolving music industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Compose, produce, mix and perform original music
Refine songwriting skills
Beat making and manipulating samples
Understand music theory
Harness music technology with software such as Ableton Live
Develop techniques and improvisation skills
Gain a music industry overview
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised qualification at certificate IV level
Skills in using music production software such as Ableton live
A sound understanding of copyright and music business concepts
The capacity to adapt your compositions to various musical genres
Confidence to collaborate with fellow musicians and build a professional network
Build a strong pathway to a successful career in music composition, sound production and related fields
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.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
That you have completed a Certificate III in Music (Performance) or its equivalent as evidenced by a copy of your transcript, or
That you have the music skills and knowledge as evaluated by a teacher-assessed audition or interview.
Access to a computer with stable internet connection, Microsoft Office and music production software. If you don't have your own, you may access these at a TAFE NSW campus
The ability to attend and travel to live performances and functions outside of class hours, including on evenings and potentially weekends
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: recording artist, songwriter, composer, beat maker, music producer, executive producer, music arranger, sound designer and music educator.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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 IV in Music qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 units of competency, including 4 core and 10 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
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
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.