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International Course Info

Course code:

CUA30920P

Course fee:

A$7,080

Duration

0.5 Year

OVERVIEW

The Certificate III in Music (Performance) equips you with a broad range of skills, so you can increase your stage confidence and become a well-rounded, versatile musician and performer.

Develop your music literacy and industry knowledge with this exciting and practical course and launch your career as a professional musician. You will learn about music writing, composition and performance, as well as how to implement copyright arrangements.

TAFE NSW has a long and renowned history of making music. Studying with us means you will meet and collaborate with other artists, producers and musicians and develop lifelong career connections.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework learn:

  • Music performance
  • Music theory
  • Work health and safety practices for the industry
  • How to work effectively in the music industry
  • How to apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice

GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

Build your experience and get practical skills in:

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

DEVELOP YOUR PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENCE

Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • A passion for music, songwriting and performance
  • Creative ability
  • The ability to seek, deliver and use constructive feedback
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Dedication to practising and refining your craft

GLOBAL INDUSTRY DEMAND

The global music market is expected to grow 8.5% annually between 2020 and 2025. Key factors driving this growth include:

  • Opportunities for upcoming artists to showcase their work to global audiences via online streaming platforms and social media
  • Increasing investment by record companies
  • Increasing focus on the industry’s long term development

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:


English Language Requirements:


TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you require may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Some experience and ability with a musical instrument or as a vocalist (or both)
  • A year of prior training (formal or informal), including being self-taught
  • Some experience as a performer, composer or songwriter is also recommended. This might be at school or church performance or creating music at home with software
  • You do not need knowledge of music theory to enter the course.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


STARTING DATES, COURSE FEES AND LOCATIONS

From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$7,080
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$7,080

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

CAMPUS FACILITIES AND SUPPORT

TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules - Total number of units = 11
  • 3 core units plus 8 elective units, of which:
  • at least 6 must be from the elective units listed below, with no more than 2 of these units from Group E
  • up to 2 may be from the listed elective units (with the exception of Group E) or from this or any currently endorsed training package qualification or accredited course.
  • Core Units
  • CUACMP311 Implement copyright arrangements
  • CUAIND313 Work effectively in the music industry
  • CUAIND314 Plan a career in the creative arts industry
  • CUAMPF211 Perform simple musical pieces
  • CUAMPF212 Incorporate music technology into performances
  • CUAMPF311 Develop technical skills for musical performances
  • CUAMPF312 Prepare for musical performances
  • CUAMPF313 Contribute to backup accompaniment as part of a group
  • CUAMLT311 Develop and apply aural perception skills
  • CUAMLT313 Develop musical notation skills
  • CUAMCP313 Create simple musical pieces using music technology

KEEP LEARNING WITH TAFE NSW

From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.

STUDY PATHWAYS

Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Music study pathway:

STUDY PACKAGES

Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.


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