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Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)

  • National Course Code: CUA30915
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA30915-04V02-21ULT-308

Location – Ultimo (Music Performance)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

20 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

16 Hours per week

Duration

17 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This course is superseded.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 successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to be able to play an instrument, sing, or rap. If you an absolute beginner, we recommend the Certificate II in Music Industry at our TAFE NSW Eora Campus.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

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
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm Join Information Session Here
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm Join Information Session Here
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm Join Information Session Here
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm Join Information Session Here

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 17 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 11 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including study, research, assignment preparation, and industry events.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course is designed for people who have some experience in music performance, play an instrument, sing or rap. You will build greater skills and knowledge at playing in bands, writing songs, performing live, demoing your songs, the basics of music theory and more. This Certificate III may lead to entry level positions in music as a performer, writer, instructor or assistant. Upon successful completion, you can progress to the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) and develop a pathway as a professional.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

Find out more about available music courses, and try a free sample class in music performance, studio recording or electronic music production:

Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 9:30am to 12:30pm OR 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building M, Level 5, Room 1

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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 from 9:30am to 12:30pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. 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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Additional costs and materials required to successfully complete this course possibly include the use of a musical instrument outside of class hours, and computer or iPad to write and record music.

Music DAW software such as GarageBand, Logic Pro or Ableton Live are all useful for your studies and available for a reduced price as a student.

It is beneficial to have access to your own chosen musical instrument. Many of these are available at TAFE to use during class hours.

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

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. (only if available as a trainee)

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
CUAMCP301 Compose simple songs or musical pieces
CUAMCP302 Write song lyrics
CUAMLT303 Notate music
CUAMPF203 Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music
CUAMPF302 Prepare for performances
CUAMPF303 Contribute to backup accompaniment
CUAMPF304 Make a music demo

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

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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