Course Start Date
25.4 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- VET Student Loans Available
The nationally accredited Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) builds on your industry experience in performance, composition and music production. Enhance your artistic practice, develop your performance techniques, collaborate with other musicians and build lifelong music industry networks.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Perform solo and in groups
- Compose and write songs
- Increase your music theory knowledge
- Work with music software and hardware
- Develop freelance business skills
- Manage copyright arrangements
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Creativity and critical-thinking skills
- Dedication to improve through individual practise and teamwork
- Time management and a professional attitude
- A commitment to the craft of performance, music and composition
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Diploma level
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Skills and knowledge to continue your performance career
- Composer or songwriter
- Musician or vocalist
GROW YOUR CAREER
Expand your opportunities with these further study options:
-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This course is superseded.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.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Join us in Microsoft Teams https://tinyurl.com/tw6aha98
This is a full time course. You will need to attend approximately 20.5 hours of class over 4 days a week for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4.9 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 15.6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, skills practice, voluntary work in related areas, networking and other releated entertainment industry activities.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course is suited to musicians who would like to develop their ensemble performance, song writing and career development skills.
It covers level 4 and level 5 skills in performing and writing music. It also covers entertainment industry and basic business skills. Students must perform and write music in a range of situations.
Some previous experience in performing music is essential.
Before you start your course, we will ask you to demonstrate your performance skills to us in a brief audition. You will need to be able to demonstrate that you can perform music well.
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
Before you start the course, you will need to do an audition on an instrument or voice or both. This can be done on campus or via video. We will contact you about your audition when we receive your course enrolment.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Tutorial support for students with identified LLN needs
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 Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30am to 6:00pm, Thursday from 9:30am to 2:45pm and Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm. 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.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.
To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:
- Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
- Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
- A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
- A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
- Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
This course includes all resources needed to complete the course, however, students must supply:
- note taking materials (notebook & pen/pencils)
- personal data storage devices such as USB or portable hard drives.
Most students use a portable computing device during their studies and whilst this may be advantageous it is not a requirement to complete the course assessments.
Find out more about VET Student Loans
Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.
The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
|BSBCRT501||Originate and develop concepts|
|CUACMP501||Manage copyright arrangements|
|CUAIND402||Provide freelance services|
|CUAPPR505||Establish and maintain safe creative practice|
|CUAMCP402||Develop techniques for composing music|
|CUAMCP501||Compose music using electronic media|
|CUAMCP503||Prepare compositions for publishing|
|CUAMLT401||Notate music for performance|
|CUAMLT403||Develop skills in analysis of functional harmony|
|CUAMLT501||Refine aural perception skills|
|CUAMPF402||Develop and maintain stagecraft skills|
|CUAMPF404||Perform music as part of a group|
|CUAMPF405||Develop instrumental techniques|
|CUAMPF406||Perform music as a soloist|
|CUAMPF407||Develop vocal techniques|
|CUAMPF410||Perform music from written notation|
|CUAMPF505||Develop technical skills and expand repertoire|
|CUAWRT503||Write about music|
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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