Enhance your understanding of the music business and gain skills to become an artist manager, work for a record label, and more. Learn to develop and promote artists, get songs on TV and film, and network with music industry experts.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Release and promote records
Raise money for projects
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at diploma level
A network of music industry contacts to leverage in the real world
Exposure to new and upcoming artists
Experience creating tour schedules and artist profiles
Confidence developing artist management plans, including promoting and marketing artists across a range of media channels
Strong pathways to continue your studies 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.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 4 across the five bands of literacy and 3 across one band of numeracy. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs and to provide you with the appropriate support for your study success.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Self direction and motivation
Good communication skills including digital literacy, literacy and numeracy
The ability to research effectively
Access to a computer with stable internet connection and Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud - 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 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: artist manager, record label staff, music promoter, music manager, music publisher, merchandiser, licensing manager, gig or tour manager, booking agent and social media manager.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Music (Business) 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 Diploma of Music (Business) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 units of competency, including 4 core and 12 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.