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CUA30920 Certificate III in Music

National ID: CUA30920 State ID: BGU4
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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 III in Music Industry provides students with an opportunity to enhance their musical performance and production abilities. This course can be studied face-to-face or completely online, from the comfort of your own home!

This course is suitable for participants who have mastered basic instrumental skills and are interested in building their career in the music industry. Students will develop their songwriting skills, master stagecraft and build their music business skills. 

    Students studying face-to-face will:

    • Build sound engineering skills in live and studio settings
    • Write original songs
    • Make a music demo recording of their original work
    • Build their ensemble skills, working with fellow students to rehearse and perform music
    • Create basic marketing material to kick-start their career

    Students will gain skills in: 

    • Technical musical performance skills 
    • Performance 
    • Copyright arrangements 
    • Create simple musical compositions 
    • Write song lyrics 
    • Live audio 
    • Record and mix basic music demos 
    • Music business skills 
    • You have some experience and want to develop further skills 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
    CUACMP311 Implement copyright arrangements
    CUAIND313 Work effectively in the music industry
    CUAIND314 Plan a career in the creative arts industry


    National ID Unit title
    BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities
    CUAMCP311 Create simple musical compositions
    CUAMCP312 Write song lyrics
    CUAMLT302 Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice
    CUAMPF312 Prepare for musical performances
    CUAMPF412 Develop and apply stagecraft skills
    CUAMPF416 Perform music as a soloist
    ICTWEB306 Develop web presence using social media

    This qualification prepares you for roles such as:

    • Performer
    • Songwriter
    • Production technician
    • Instrumental/vocal tutor
    • Audio operator

    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 semester
    When Date: 2023
    Where Broome Campus
    Duration 1 semester
    When Date: 2023
    Where Broome Campus
    Derby Campus
    Fitzroy Crossing Campus
    Halls Creek Campus
    Karratha Campus
    Kununurra Campus
    Minurmarghali Mia Campus
    Newman Campus
    Pundulmurra Campus
    Tom Price Campus
    Wyndham Campus

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