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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance)

  • National Course Code: CUA40915
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA40915-02V02-21NEW-580

Location – Newcastle (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
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate IV of Music Industry (Performance) develops your talent for music and performance into the beginnings of a long-lasting career in the industry. Build the right skills, the right attitude and the right connections to help you succeed in this dynamic industry.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Perform live and master stagecraft
  • Write and compose songs
  • Develop your music theory musicianship expertise
  • Use music technology
  • Master improvisation, instrumental and vocal techniques
  • Advance your career using different skills

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Creativity, to compose music and encourage innovation
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Consistency to refine your practice

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Live performer
  • Music producer
  • Music composer
  • Music tutor

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)
  • Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

This course is superseded.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.

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

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Completed the Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)
  • An ability to play an instrument and/or perform as a vocalist
  • An ability to compose music or songs, or both
  • Digital, literacy and numeracy skills at a Year 10 level or equivalent level of education

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 provide evidence that you:

  • have completed a CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance), or
  • have a minimum of 2 years of industry experience, without a relevant lower level qualification

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to attend classes 2 days per week.
  • to complete a minimum amount of 10 hours of assessment work per week.
  • to engage with industry on a regular basis by learning and practising new techniques, rehearsing for gigs, listening to music, writing, recording 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 delivery 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 16.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including rehearsing 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.
  • want to develop performance and song-writing skills and refine their musicianship.

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.

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
  • 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

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 Wednesday 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?

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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

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
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
CUAMCP301 Compose simple songs or musical pieces
CUAMCP302 Write song lyrics
CUAMLT403 Develop skills in analysis of functional harmony
CUAMPF302 Prepare for performances
CUAMPF304 Make a music demo
CUAMPF305 Develop improvisation skills
CUAMPF404 Perform music as part of a group
CUAMPF405 Develop instrumental techniques
CUASOU307 Record and mix a basic 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.

Course Location

Newcastle
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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