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Offering Info

Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)

  • National Course Code: CUA30915
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA30915-04V02-21OUR-227

Location – Ourimbah (Performance)

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

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 (Performance) is designed for budding performers, composers, songwriters and music tutors. Learn a broad range of skills, increase your stage confidence and become a well-rounded, versatile musician and performer.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Perform live in front of audiences
  • Utilise music technology
  • Write and compose songs
  • Understand music theory
  • Develop your music industry knowledge

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A passion for music, song writing and/or performance
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Dedication to practising and refining your craft
  • Creative ability

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Live performer, musician or singer
  • Composer/songwriter
  • Music tutor

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

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

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance) as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee 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, we recommend that you have:

  • Some experience and ability with a musical instrument or as a vocalist (or both)
  • A year of prior training (formal or informal) is recommended, including being self-taught
  • Some experience as a performer, composer or songwriter is also recommended. This might be at school or church performance or creating music at home with software

You do not need to have a knowledge of music theory before you enrol.

If you need help preparing 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
  • have an understanding of what is involved in a sound production course and how it relates to employment.

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

To successfully complete this course, you will need to:

  • attend classes 2 days per week
  • complete a minimum of 10 hours of assessment work per week
  • engage in the music industry on a regular basis by practising your instrument, rehearsing for gigs, listening to music, writing music or participating in a range of independent creative projects.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time day face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 19.3 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6.7 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 rehearsing for gigs, listening to music, writing music, private study, assessment preaprartion 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 music industry
  • have a love of music and want skills in performing, song-writing and recording techniques

Students participate in a combination of connected learning (core units) and on-campus classes (practical units).

Students are required to bring their own set of WIRED head phones each day to class. This is important. NO buds or wireless headphones to be used.

If students are unsure of their level of music knowledge and experience, other study options are available such as Certificate II Music Industry to support your Music training.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.

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
  • Scholarships

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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday 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
CUAMLT302 Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUACMP301 Implement copyright arrangements
CUAIND303 Work effectively in the music industry
Elective Units
Number Title
CUAMPF203 Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music
CUAMCP303 Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media
CUAMPF301 Develop technical skills in performance
CUAMPF202 Incorporate music technology into performance
CUAMLT303 Notate music
CUASOU303 Repair and maintain audio equipment
CUASTA202 Assist with bump in and bump out of shows

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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