Course Info

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance)

National Course Code: CUA40915


The nationally recognised Certificate IV of Music Industry (Performance) develops your talent for music and performance into the beginnings of a long-lasting career in the industry. Build the right skills, the right attitude and the right connections to help you succeed in this dynamic industry.


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

  • Perform live and master stagecraft
  • Write and compose songs
  • Develop your music theory musicianship expertise
  • Use music technology
  • Master improvisation, instrumental and vocal techniques
  • Advance your career using different skills


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Creativity, to compose music and encourage innovation
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Consistency to refine your practice


Completing this course provides you with:

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

Career opportunities:

  • Live performer
  • Music producer
  • Music composer
  • Music tutor


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)
  • 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This course is superseded.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.


This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • A love of performance
  • The ability to think creatively
  • A love of music, listening to a wide range of artists, composers and creators
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • The persistence to refine their practice

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.

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 IV you will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Rehearsing and performing in a group
  • Creating content using music technology
  • Instrument and vocal technique

An important part of performance is developing your confidence in front of an audience. To enhance your learning and give you real performance experience to add to your repertoire you will:

  • Perform off-campus at various local venues
  • Create and publish music
  • Network with the music industry

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
  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Combination
  • Full Time

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  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,310.00
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