Creative Industries

CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry – Performance

CA50815 Diploma of Music Industry – Performance,  is part of the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package.  It is designed for people interested in further developing their knowledge of the music industry and learning more about the creative process, industry context and music composition.

This qualification aims to further develop skills in the technical and theoretical aspects of music, performance, composition, recording, improvisation, business and management. The Diploma of Music can lead to a career in the music industry, further musical studies, and is a nationally recognised qualification.

The Diploma of Music Industry – Performance is an ideal way to further study music for those people who hold a Certificate IV in Music Industry, a Pre-tertiary music qualification and people who have worked in the music industry and wish to gain skills and a qualification. The course covers a variety of essential skills needed for a career in the music industry.

Music is both an industry and an art form, meeting cultural and recreational needs while also offering employment opportunities across many sectors: recording, publishing, retail, radio, television, film, video, advertising, computer software, multimedia, teaching, and of course, performance.

The Music Training Package provides a grounding in a diverse range of skills required for a career in the music industry or a platform for further musical study at a tertiary level.

Career Opportunities

Students completing this course have the following options:

Continue study in one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Contemporary Arts at University
  • CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Sound Production then
  • CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry – Sound Production

Careers include:

  • Skilled musicians such as instrumentalists, vocalists, ensemble and solo performers
  • Concert Halls & Venues – administrative and management staff.
  • Radio, Film & Television – music programmers, music directors, music promoters, music video specialists, technical staff, sound track producers, editors and mixers.
  • Advertising – jingle writers, musical directors and music librarians.
  • Music Teaching – schools, higher education and private studios.
  • Music Media – music critics, musicologists and researchers, music journalists and on air presenters.

Dates and Times

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:   2019
  • Duration: 4 days per week – 9am to 4pm
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

The Diploma of Music Industry – Performance will be based around classroom delivery of theoretical aspects, technical information, and research and analysis activities.

Students will perform Music within the general community and work on real and simulated industry experiences. Students will be required to work independently (with guidance) on personal music performance skills.

Students will work in studio environments recording and producing individual projects and in collaboration with others.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health and Safety procedures must be followed.

  • Assessment takes place throughout the year and at the end of projects
  • Assessment will happen on the job and/or in a simulated workplace.
  • Individual assessments may include: assessment checklists, workbooks, assignments, portfolios, projects, student presentations.
  • Strategies may include: demonstrations, studio-based observation, exhibitions, presentation, role play, case studies, self and peer assessments.


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Fees and Payments

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan
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Interview to demonstrate an appropriate level of creative ability to enable successful completion of the program.
Students are required to attend a Suitability Interview. Suitability Interviews are held in November and January each year.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a Diploma of Music Industry – Performance requires successful completion of  16 units comprising of 3 core units, 7 specialist units and 6 elective units.


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