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Course Info

Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)

National Course Code: CUA30915

Overview

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance) is designed for budding performers, composers, songwriters and music tutors. Learn a broad range of skills, increase your stage confidence and become a well-rounded, versatile musician and performer.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Perform live in front of audiences
  • Utilise music technology
  • Write and compose songs
  • Understand music theory
  • Develop your music industry knowledge

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A passion for music, song writing and/or performance
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Dedication to practising and refining your craft
  • Creative ability

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Live performer, musician or singer
  • Composer/songwriter
  • Music tutor

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance)
  • Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)
  • Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)
  • Bachelor of Creative Practice with TAFE NSW Degrees

This course is superseded.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 7 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this course have:

  • A love of music, songwriting and/or performance
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Dedication to practising and refining your craft
  • Creative ability

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 the assessments are mostly practical and are usually held in performance spaces and computer labs. There are some written assessments including music theory exams and some knowledge tests about the music industry.

The Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance) is an entry level course that prepares you for higher level study and increased job outcomes. When you graduate you could find work in assistant roles or entry level positions in the music industry. This course gives you a broad range of skills to build on your ability as an instrumentalist, vocalist, composer or songwriter.

The Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) teaches you a broad range of skills that build on your natural talent as an instrumentalist, vocalist, composer or songwriter.

You will get an introduction to the structure of the music industry including the different job roles available, music genres and copyright. It is not an entry requirement, however it is ideal if students undertaking the Certificate IV have completed the Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance) and have the ability to either:

  • Play an instrument
  • Perform as a vocalist
  • Compose music or songs

The Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) is an exciting program for anyone who already has a solid grounding in music, has some industry experience and who is looking to take their skills and knowledge to a higher level. It is highly recommended that you have completed your Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) or have equivalent skills and knowledge (this may be assessed by an audition or submission of a portfolio) to undertake this course.

The Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) will take your skills, knowledge and experience beyond the level of diploma courses, and help you become a professional musician, singer or songwriter. It is also highly recommended that you have completed your Diploma in Music Industry (Performance) or have equivalent skills and knowledge (this may be assessed by an audition or submission of a portfolio). Depending on your skill level and interests, you will typically have the opportunity to make a professional recording that is ready for distribution.

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.

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical skills. In the Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance) course you will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Rehearsal techniques
  • Performing in front of an audience
  • Creating music using technology

You will work 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:

  • Industry standard, fully equipped rehearsal spaces
  • Fully equipped recording studios
  • Specialty music computer labs
  • TAFE NSW classrooms
  • Listening rooms

Most campuses have a supply of instruments and studio accessories for you to practice with.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • On campus, Combination
  • Full Time

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Coffs Harbour (Performance): Full Time, On campus

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

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
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Grafton (Performance): Full Time, On campus

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
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Newcastle (Performance): Full Time, Combination

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

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
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Ourimbah (Performance): Full Time, Combination

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
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Ultimo (Music Performance): Full Time, On campus

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
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