International Course Info

Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

  • National Code: CUA50815
  • CRICOS Code: 094233E

This qualification is for people who want to work in the music industry as composers, instrumentalists or vocalists. You will develop a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate own work and/or that of a team in the music industry.

From the specialist units you can develop skills in music composition, arrangement and performance. Performance may be as freelance, soloist or in a group. Specific skills may include using musical instruments or digital media tools, performing from a repertoire, improvising or from written notation.

From the elective units you can develop other specialist skills related to the music industry such as audio/sound, stagecraft, research, innovation and creative thinking and writing, or project management.

Subject area: Music Studies

Course code:
Course fee:
A$11,220 - A$11,560
1 Year


  • Prerequisite: Certificate III in Music Industry ( Performance) (CUA30915P)
    • If applicants have not completed the pre-requisite of the Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)an audition via phone or Skype is required.
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent

    FOR 2019

    Nirimba Total course fee: A$11,220 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Ultimo Total course fee: A$11,220 Enrol: Feb , Jul

    FOR 2020

    Nirimba Total course fee: A$11,560 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Ultimo Total course fee: A$11,560 Enrol: Feb , Jul


    To receive the Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which 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.



    When you finish this course you can apply for the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) CUA60515P



    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

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


    Relevant job roles may include working as composer, instrumentalist or vocalist.


    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.