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0.5 Year


Learn what it takes to work in business side of the music industry when you study the Certificate III in Music (Business). Be the force behind the music as you get a sense of what it's like to work for record companies, independent labels and music publishers.

During the course, you'll learn how to book gigs and events, build a clear understanding of the range of industry promotional and marketing activity that's possible, you'll work with copyright and study different music genres. You will also learn the structure that frames the music industry, and how to navigate the industry so you can find the niche that suits you best.

Our teachers are expert practitioners with a wealth of music industry experience and insights to guide you on your music business journey. They'll help you gain real world connections and practical experience to set you up for success.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework learn to:

  • Network at industry events including gigs, forums and conferences and create your own industry contact list
  • Develop engaging promotional material and viable budgets
  • Use industry standard programs and software
  • Navigate the structure of the music industry
  • Advance the careers of performers and producers
  • Monetise different music genres


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Making engaging presentations
  • Preparing budgets
  • Developing promotional material
  • Organising and promoting live shows and events
  • Working with copyright


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

  • The commitment and drive to build a career in the music industry
  • Teamwork and people skills
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Self-direction and motivation


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Assistant Band or Artist Manager
  • Booking Agency Assistant
  • Promotional Assistant
  • Management Assistant
  • Record Label Assistant
  • Publicity or Social Media Assistant
  • Event and Festival Support Worker
  • Venue Staff


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:

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent

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, it is recommended that you have:

  • Enthusiasm for a wide range of music or a deep knowledge of a specific genre
  • Good time management skills to meet deadlines
  • The ability to research effectively
  • Access to a personal computer and the internet
  • Access to Microsoft Office or similar software

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


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.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$7,780
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$7,780


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


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • 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


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
  • BSBESB301 - Investigate business opportunities
  • BSBESB302 - Develop and present business proposals
  • BSBOPS303 - Organise schedules
  • CUAADM311 - Book rehearsal and performance venues and administer bookings
  • CUAMKG311 - Assist with marketing and promotion
  • CUAWRT301 - Write content for a range of media
  • ICTWEB306 - Develop web presence using social media
  • BSBWRT311 - Write simple documents


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


Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Music study pathway:


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.