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CUA20620 Certificate II in Music

National ID: CUA20620 State ID: BGV8
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The music industry has a rich history in the North West providing a tool for expression, social and emotional well-being, and cultural identity.

The Certificate II in Music Industry is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with strong foundation skills upon which to build musical and production abilities. Students will receive an introduction to the music business, gain technical skills on their instrument of specialisation and learn the basics of audio engineering, including recording.

Participants will also build their ensemble skills, working with fellow students to rehearse and perform music. Upon completion of this qualification, students will have a good understanding of the music industry and best practices.

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in:

  • Teamwork 
  • Health and safety 
  • Art Industry communication skills 
  • Perform simple musical pieces 
  • Sound recording   
  • Live audio 
  • Introduction to the music industry 
  • You have some basic experience and want to develop skills to move towards starting a career in the music industry
  • You have worked in entry level jobs within the music industry including but not limited to, musicians, roadies, studio assistants and sound assistants.

North Regional TAFE will deliver this program of structured face to face training at the Broome Campus Music Studio for two days per week over a period of one semester with a total amount of 420 training hours.

You will be required to complete an additional minimum of 10 hours of self-paced study per week, which includes daily practice on your instrument of specialisation.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

Students must have access to their own instrument/s of specialisation for self-paced personal practice time. Where relevant, students will need to attend sessions outside of scheduled training to participate in performances at live music venues. 


National ID Unit title
BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUAIND211 Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge


National ID Unit title
CUAMPF211 Perform simple musical pieces
CUAMPF213 Perform simple repertoire in ensembles
CUAMPF214 Perform music from simple written notation
CUASOU211 Develop basic audio skills and knowledge
CUASOU213 Assist with sound recordings

This qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • Road crew assistant
  • Recording assistant
  • Music administration assistant
  • Musician/performer at a local community level

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .

On Campus


Tuition fee*

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus

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