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Offering Info

Certificate II in Music Industry

  • National Course Code: CUA20615
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA20615-01V01-20OUR-064

Location – Ourimbah

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

34.3 Hours per week

Duration

12 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Music Industry is an entry level course for those looking to explore career options in the music industry. You will gain a strong foundation in music essentials including performing, staging and recording. You dont need any experience, just a keen ear and a passion for music.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn:

  • The basics of singing and playing an instrument
  • To perform in public in a group
  • To set up basic audio recording
  • Basic stage set up
  • How the music industry operates
  • Work, health and safety

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Fine-tune the attributes you need to get ahead:

  • Passion for music and the industry
  • Collaboration skills to work in a group, in rehearsals and in studio teams

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II level
  • Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities

Career outcomes and job roles:

  • Musician
  • Roadie
  • Junior sound assistant
  • Music assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take our Music Industry study pathway with the Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Music Industry.

You can also choose to study specialised music disciplines like Sound Production, Music Business and Performance at Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level; and Electronic Music Production at both Diploma and Advanced Diploma level.

INDUSTRY DEMAND

The industry is changing with increased profits and growth. Plus, self-publishing and social media are allowing artists to have control over their work. The Certificate II is the first step in the suite of music qualifications offered by TAFE NSW designed to prepare you for a career in the evolving music industry.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

There are no TAFE NSW entry requirements for this qualification.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

BE PREPARED

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • A passion for music or sound (ideally both)
  • Some experience in music or sound is helpful either at school or self-taught

If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to attend classes during the day, 2 days a week, 8 hours a day
  • to complete a minimum of 10 hours of assessment work per week
  • to participate in a minimum of 8 hours of music industry engagement per week, this may include include preparing for gigs, listening to music, writing music or lyrics, going to gigs and events and/or participating in a range of independent creative projects
  • to have a general command of written and spoken English

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time day course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 12 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 18.3 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including preparing for gigs, listening to music, writing music or lyrics, going to gigs and events and/or participating in a range of independent creative projects.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who want to work in the creative industries and:

  • have a love of music
  • have some basic practical skills in playing music
  • want the skills to set up and operate PA equipment and record simple tracks
  • want to learn from highly experienced teachers who are established promoters working in the local music industry and will provide you with extensive knowledge and techniques.
  • are aged over 16
  • have recently left school, changing study options from academic study to vocational training, or between jobs and wanting to transition to a new career
  • are undecided about whether they wish to pursue this career path and want an overview of possible opportunities for further training or employment

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available at the Information Sessions. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday from 8.30am to 5.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
CUAIND201 Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Elective Units
Number Title
CUASOU203 Assist with sound recordings
CUAMLT202 Apply knowledge of music culture to music making
CUAMPF101 Develop skills to play or sing music
CUAMLT201 Develop and apply musical ideas and listening skills
CUASTA202 Assist with bump in and bump out of shows
CUASOU202 Perform basic sound editing
CUAMPF203 Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Ourimbah
Brush Road, Ourimbah
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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