International Course Info

Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business)

  • National Code: CUA50815
  • CRICOS Code: 094233E

This qualification is for people who want to work in the music industry in a range of business roles such as a music/artist manager, music promoter, publisher, merchandiser or licensing manager.

You can apply specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate own work and/or that of a team. You will learn how to establish a music industry career, develop a small business, manage and exploit copyright arrangements, follow health and safety procedures and exercise music knowledge and artistic judgement.

From the specialist and elective units you can develop specialist skills related to music business such as artist, event or venue management, financial, licensing, marketing, promotions or publishing management. You can also employ critical thinking and writing skills, use ICT and digital media tools.

Subject area: Music Studies

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


  • Prerequisite: Certificate III in Music Industry ( Music Business) (CUA30915M)
    • If applicants have not completed the pre-requisite of the Certificate III in Music Industry (Music Business)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

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


    To receive the Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business) 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 a music/artist manager, music promoter, publisher, merchandiser or licensing manager.


    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.