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Offering Info

Certificate III in Music Industry (Music Business)

  • National Course Code: CUA30915
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA30915-03V02-21NEW-070

Location – Newcastle (focused on Music Business)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

26 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Music Industry (Music Business) takes you backstage to discover how the music business works. Gain skills to join the industry in an exciting career with a record company, independent label, music publisher or in band management.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn how to:

  • Book gigs and other events
  • Work with copyright legislation
  • Promote music, performers and musicians
  • Identify different music genres
  • Navigate the structure of the music industry

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Fine-tune the personal attributes you need to help you get ahead:

  • Commitment and drive to build a behind the scenes career in the music industry
  • Collaborative teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Great communication and listening skills
  • A keen eye for detail

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Complete this course and gain:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level

  • Pathways to continue your music and business studies and broaden your career opportunities

Career outcomes and job roles:

  • Booking agency assistant
  • Promotional assistant
  • Event and festival support worker

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further:

  • Certificate IV in Music Industry (Music Business)
  • Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business)
  • Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business)
  • Bachelor of Business with TAFE NSW Degrees

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Australia is the sixth largest music market in the world. By 2023 our total spend on music will reach $1.791b with a staggering $763m spent on digital distribution alone. The Federal Government recognises the importance of music and allocated $30.9m towards local live music in the 2019 budget.

Music is more than economic statistics; it is part of our identity, our shared history, culture, art and experience. Enrol in this course at TAFE NSW and keep the music alive for generations to come.

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 III in Music Industry (Music Business) 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:

  • Are committed to becoming actively involved in the music industry
  • Listen to a wide range of music
  • Have solid time management skills to meet deadlines
  • Have experience with the Microsoft Office suite including MS Word
  • Are able to do web based research
  • Have attention to detail
  • Have basic literacy and numeracy skills

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 be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

  • some knowledge of the music industry,
  • an understanding of what is involved in an Music Business course and how it relates to employment

To successfully complete this course, you will need to:

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

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

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
Online - Wednesday, 13, 20 and 27 January 2021 12.30pm to 1.30pm Online using Microsoft Teams via the Google Chrome browser https://bit.ly/2RnRM66
Online - Friday, 15, 22 and 29 January 2021 12.30pm to 1.30pm Online using Microsoft Teams via the Google Chrome browser https://bit.ly/2RnRM66
Campus - Friday, 15, 22 and 29 January 2021 10.30am to 12.00pm Newcastle TAFE Campus, Building D, Level 1, Room 5 (D1.05)

For Online Information Sessions please use Google Chrome to access Microsoft Teams as a guest.

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 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 22.2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including preparing for gigs, researching trends, listening to music, 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:

  • want some basic knowledge about copyright, contracts, music promotion, online marketing and the running promoting, staging of gigs and events.

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.

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 Tuesday and Wednesday 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

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUACMP301 Implement copyright arrangements
CUAIND303 Work effectively in the music industry
CUAMLT302 Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
BSBLIB503 Develop and promote activities, events and public programs
CUAADM301 Administer bookings for rehearsals and performances
CUAMKG301 Assist with marketing and promotion
CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
SITXEVT304 Provide event staging support

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

Newcastle
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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