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Offering Info

Certificate II in Music Industry

  • National Course Code: CUA20615
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA20615-01V01-21NEW-019

Location – Newcastle

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

01 Feb 2021

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate II in Music Industry as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can create the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the music industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

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

There are no minimum local entry knowledge, skills and industry experience requirements.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, 11th, 18th and 25th November 2020 12.30pm to 1.30pm Online using Microsoft Teams via the Google Chrome browser https://bit.ly/2RnRM66
Wednesday, 2nd, 9th and 16th December 2020 12.30pm to 1.30pm Online using Microsoft Teams via the Google Chrome browser https://bit.ly/2RnRM66
Friday, 13th, 20th, 27th November 2020 12.30pm to 1.30pm Online using Microsoft Teams via the Google Chrome browser https://bit.ly/2FzzonP
Friday, 4th, 11th and 18th December 2020 12.30pm to 1.30pm Online using Microsoft Teams via the Google Chrome browser https://bit.ly/2FzzonP

Friday, 13th, 20th and 27th November 2020 | 10.30am to 12.00pm | Newcastle TAFE Campus, Building D, Level 1, Room 8 (D1.08)
Friday, 4th and 11th December 2020 | 10.30am to 12.00pm | Newcastle TAFE Campus, Building D, Level 1, Room 8 (D1.08)

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, blended style 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 16.7 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.

Students will be engaged in a combination of online learning for the compulsory theory components of the course and on-campus classes for all practical learning. With the relaxed COVID-19 restrictions continuing in Newcastle, we can ensure that you will be on-campus for 80% of your training.


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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Thursday from 9.30am to 5.30pm. 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?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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

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 all 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.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

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

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.

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Course Location

Newcastle
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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