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0.5 Year


This Diploma of Music (Business) 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. Learn to develop and promote artists, get songs on TV and film, and network with industry experts.

You can apply specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate your 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.

Develop specialist skills related to the 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, and use ICT and digital media tools.


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

  • Manage artists
  • Coordinate tours
  • Release and promote records
  • Raise money for projects
  • Monetise projects


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Managing copyright arrangements
  • Elevate professional practice using industry knowledge
  • Develop and implement own self care plan
  • Providing freelance services
  • Manage and create budgets


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Organisation and time management skills
  • The ability to collaborate and work as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to stay calm under pressure and work to tight deadlines
  • Creativity and business sense


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

  • Growing opportunities for upcoming artists to showcase their work to global audiences via online streaming platforms and social media like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Premium and Tindle.
  • Increasing investment by record companies in music artists.
  • Artists leveraging digital generation opportunities.
  • An increasing focus on the industry’s long term development and sustainability.

The global music publishing market, valued at AU$6.4 billion in 2018, is expected to grow 6.1% annually between 2018 and 2025. The increase in paid subscriptions for media streaming is a key driver of this growth. In fact, in 2018 digital royalties contributed to about 54% of the overall global music publishing market revenues.


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.


English Language Requirements:

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need 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:

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask
  • Commitment to becoming actively involved in the music industry
  • Good time management skills to meet deadlines
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Digital literacy

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.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$11,560
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$11,560


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


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


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 = 16
  • 4 core units plus 12 elective units, of which:
  • at least 9 must be from the elective units listed below, with no more than 3 of these units from Group F
  • up to 3 may be from the remaining listed elective units (with the exception of Group F).
  • Core Units
  • CUACMP511 Manage copyright arrangements
  • CUAIND412 Provide freelance services
  • CUAIND512 Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
  • CUAMWB401 Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries
  • SITEEVT012 Develop event concepts
  • CUAPPM433 Coordinate touring arrangements
  • CUAMGT411 Manage distribution of music and associated products
  • CUAPUR511 Establish and manage recording contracts
  • CUAMGT512 Identify and develop new music artists
  • CUAMGT511 Manage artists and their careers
  • CUAFIM511 Source funding for projects
  • FNSORG501 Develop and manage a budget
  • BSBMKG546 Develop social media engagement plans
  • CUAMKG511 Manage the promotion of creative acts
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts


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


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.