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Course Info

Certificate III in Music Industry

National Course Code: CUA30915

Overview

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Music Industry enables you to hit the right note in your career, and enter this dynamic industry at an assistant level. Gain an understanding of the music industry and foundational skills in music performance, recording and live production.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Perform in front of an audience
  • Create music using music software and hardware
  • Set up small PA systems and live sound
  • Work with copyright legislation
  • Make music with technology
  • Work with live sound

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Creativity
  • A love of music
  • A collaborative nature
  • Patience and commitment to practice and hone their craft

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Live performer
  • Music producer/composer
  • Assistant sound technician (radio)
  • Assistant music manager
  • Band member
  • Sound technician

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)
  • Certificate IV in Music Industry (Music Business)
  • Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance)
  • Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)
  • Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)
  • Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business)
  • Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)
  • Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Locations

This course is currently available at 6 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • Creativity
  • A love of music
  • A collaborative nature
  • Patience and commitment to practice and hone their craft

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned, and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.
In this course you will undertake:

  • Practical assessments: held in performances spaces and computer labs and project based assessments
  • Written assessments: knowledge tests about the music industry

This course, the Certificate III, is a great introductory course if you have been playing or singing for at least a year. You will get an understanding of the music industry and the basic skills and knowledge required for entry-level employment. This course is also available as a school-based apprenticeship and is also a good refresher course if you have been out of the industry for a few years.

The Certificate IV in Music Industry requires intermediate levels of experience in one of three streams, or you can choose the general Certificate IV that covers a range of areas including the performance, sound production and music business. At this level, you need to be able to work on your own and be self-motivated and directed.

At Diploma level, you can choose from a Diploma of Music with a specialisation in Performance, Sound Production (there are two streams within this) or Music Business.

Depending on your campus location, you may be involved in excursions that take you behind the scenes in the music industry. We also invite guest lecturers from the music industry to join us and add an extra dimension to your learning.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Performing in front of an audience
  • Creating music using music software and hardware
  • Setting up small PA systems and live sound

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory alongside practical, hands-on skills. You will learn by working on real world projects, such as:

  • Learning a set of songs and performing them live
  • Putting on a gig
  • Composing music

TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as:

  • Rehearsal spaces fully equipped to industry standard
  • Fully equipped recording studios
  • Specialty music computer labs

We have a good supply of instruments and other accessories for you to practice your craft.

Career outcomes and job roles

This entry-level course may lead to roles in industry at assistant level to:

  • Live performer
  • Music producer/composer
  • Assistant Sound Technician (Radio)
  • Assistant Music Manager
  • Band Member
  • Sound Technician

The rise and dominance of streaming music has meant large profits and sustained growth for the music industry. Self-publishing and social media promotion is allowing young musicians to have control over their career and are not necessarily reliant on the major labels to achieve success.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Combination, Virtual classroom off campus
  • Full Time

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Blue Mountains - Katoomba: Full Time, Combination

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
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Dubbo, Myall Street: Full Time, Combination

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

Dubbo, Myall Street: Full Time, Combination

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

Katoomba (Combination Delivery): Full Time, Combination

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: 31 Jan 2022
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

Newcastle (Music Production): Full Time, Combination

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
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Ultimo (Electronic Music): Full Time, Combination

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Western NSW multiple locations: Connected, Virtual classroom off campus

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

Western NSW multiple locations: Connected, Combination

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

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