Do you want a career in the music industry working as a performer, songwriter, studio musician, producer, composer, band member or music teacher? Then this music industry course (specialising in performance) is for you. Our course will provide you with the skills and experiences you need to get started and focused on excelling in these professions.

Studying this music industry performance course will give you access to:

  • our studio facility including Sing Sing East
  • industry standard writing and production suites
  • our analogue synth collection
  • working in a 200+ capacity live venue
  • integrating with our record label (on campus) Tremorverse Records

You’ll also:

  • perform real gigs in front of live audiences
  • produce your own creative portfolio
  • collaborate with sound production students
  • be empowered to apply practical and theoretical aspects of music to real creative projects
  • study with like-minded creatives and expand your industry network
  • learn from industry professionals
  • gain music business training

You may also be eligible to receive a Government subsidised place with a payment plan (no up front fees).

Some of the topics you’ll cover include:

Performance

  • rehearse music for both group and individual performance in a range of styles and genres
  • learn to improvise over both modern and retro songs
  • develop stage craft skills
  • develop techniques and skill on your chosen instrument

Theory

  • refine aural skills that we believe are the foundation of all great musicians
  • understand how to read and write music notation / tablature

Recording

  • learn the fundamentals of recording in professional and home set up studios

Composition

  • develop a range of compositional and arranging techniques on industry software
  • perform music using digital media

Business

  • social media, marketing and promotion
  • setting up a business
  • copyright protection



National Code CUA40915
Study Areas Music
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 6 months

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $2,955.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $591.00
Full Tuition Fee $7,050.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $421.20
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July

Full time: 6 months

Box Hill

You must:

  • have successfully completed Year 11 or equivalent, or be a mature age applicant
  • have good written and oral communication skills
  • have good computer skills
  • be at least 17 years of age at the time of course commencement and have a reasonable level of proficiency on a musical instrument (or voice)

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Successful completion will enable you to take your musical talents to even greater heights, by applying for further study options, including:

  • Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)
  • Bachelor of Applied Music – Performance
  • Bachelor of Applied Music – Composition
  • Bachelor of Applied Music – Audio Production
  • Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry

Direct entry

Book an audition: Guitar | Bass | Voice | Drums | Piano | Brass, Woodwind, String and Other

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

There are many employment options within the entertainment and performance industry. After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities such as:

  • live performance
  • music media
  • recording
  • a solo or band artist
  • writer
  • arranger and composer
  • develop your own music business

You’ll need to complete 14 units (4 core and 10 electives).

Code

Title

Hours

CUAMLT303 NOTATE MUSIC 40.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to set down music in a notated form, by hand or using computer based music notation applications.

It applies to individuals including emerging composers, arrangers, conductors, performers, musicians, music producers, music editors and publishers.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUAMPF305 DEVELOP IMPROVISATION SKILLS 35.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and perform simple musical improvisation in a chosen area.

It applies to individuals who work as musicians and who are developing improvisation skills to perform in a range of musical genres and traditions.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUAMPF403 DEVELOP REPERTOIRE AS PART OF A BACKUP GROUP 60.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and rehearse repertoire as part of a backup group.

It applies to musicians and vocalists who accompany and support solo artists and contribute to the selection of repertoire. They could be performing in any genre.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUAMPF405 DEVELOP INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES 50.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop instrumental techniques across a range of performance repertoire.

It applies to individuals who perform as instrumentalists and are developing competence to perform in public. They plan practice regularly and willingly act on feedback from colleagues and mentors.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUAMPF408 DEVELOP PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES ON A SECOND INSTRUMENT 40.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop performance techniques on an instrument other than the primary instrument.

It applies to musicians who want to gain proficiency in a second instrument, including voice, and so develop flexibility in their repertoire. The techniques for playing instruments may be completely different, however, the underpinning music knowledge that needs to be applied in performance remains the same.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUAMPF303 CONTRIBUTE TO BACKUP ACCOMPANIMENT 35.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform as part of a backup group.

It applies to individuals who are developing technical and interpersonal accompaniment skills on chosen instrument or voice to complement the performance of soloists and blend with that of other group members.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:


Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:55pm