Certificate IV in Music Industry (Specialising in Performance)
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
- 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:
- 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
- refine aural skills that we believe are the foundation of all great musicians
- understand how to read and write music notation/tablature
- learn the fundamentals of recording in professional and home set up studios
- develop a range of compositional and arranging techniques on industry software
- perform music using digital media
- social media, marketing and promotion
- setting up a business
- copyright protection
|Study Level||Certificate IV|
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.
February and July
Full time: 6 months
- 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)
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
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 pursuey for a range of employment opportunities such as:
- live performance
- music media
- a solo or band artist
- arranger and composer
- develop your own music business
There are a total of 14 units (4 core and 10 electives).
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.
|CUAMPF304||MAKE A MUSIC DEMO||40.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and implement the recording of music demos in audio or video formats.
It applies to individuals who work as musicians or band members, and wish to promote their work to the public, music agents, record companies and media outlets.
|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.
|BSBCRT401||ARTICULATE, PRESENT AND DEBATE IDEAS||40.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to articulate, present and debate ideas in a work or broader life context using creative techniques in order to provoke response, reaction and critical discussion.
This unit applies to individuals who contribute and present ideas that may be complex in nature and may relate to new products, services, processes or creative works using a degree of risk taking and storytelling.
|BSBIPR401||USE AND RESPECT COPYRIGHT||50.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use and respect copyright. It covers maintaining control over the copyright owner's work, commercialising copyright material, preventing the unauthorised use of an original work and using other party's original work legitimately.
It applies to people who may be authors, creators or other owners of works covered by copyright. It also applies to employees who have a role in ensuring that their organisation's copyright is protected and or that their organisation uses others' copyright appropriately to benefit the organisation without infringing the rights of copyright owners.
|BSBSMB301||INVESTIGATE MICRO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES||30.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to consider the major elements of a business idea, undertake research to determine viability of the business opportunity and present the idea with reference to the legislative frameworks affecting the business.
It applies to individuals who are establishing or operating a micro business for self-employment.
|CUAWHS302||APPLY WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES||10.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow work health and safety (WHS) requirements in the creative industries.
It applies to those who are required to identify their individual WHS responsibilities and implement procedures to work safely in various creative industry work contexts.
|CUAMCP402||DEVELOP TECHNIQUES FOR COMPOSING MUSIC||35.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply aural imagination and perception skills to compose a range of musical pieces.
It applies to individuals creating music in any genre for a wide range of ensemble, band or solo performances in a range of contexts.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.