Let your talent for music and performance take centre stage and build the basis of a long-lasting career in the industry as you develop the right skills, the right attitude and the right connections to help you succeed in this dynamic industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Perform live and master stagecraft
Write and compose songs
Develop your music theory and musicianship
Use music technology
Master improvisation, instrumental and vocal techniques
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The skills to rehearse and perform in a group
Experience creating content using music technology
Skills in instrumental and vocal techniques
Confidence to network in the music industry
Engage in creating your live performance persona with stagecraft skills
Listen to guest lecturers from the music industry
Build a strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Completed the Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance), or have equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
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 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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Performing Arts Technicians provide technical and other assistance for the production, recording and broadcasting of artistic performances.
Other jobs include: Recording artist, Band member, Live performer, Songwriter, Music composer and Music tutor
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV 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 IV in Music (Performance) 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
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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