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CUA40920 Certificate IV in Music

National ID: CUA40920 State ID: BGW3
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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 IV in Music Industry assists students to further develop their skills and knowledge in music performance and composition. This course is suitable for participants who already possess instrumental and/or vocal skills and are interested in building their career in the music industry.

Throughout this course, participants will build industry knowledge, develop a career plan and arrange marketing and public relations material to assist in building a positive reputation in the industry.

Throughout this course, students will:

  • Further develop their skills as a musician
  • Build upon their performance craft
  • Build ensemble skills
  • Enhance their music industry skills, including developing marketing material
  • Develop and improve their sound engineering skills in live and studio settings
  • Build upon their songwriting craft
  • Record their work
  • Plan a career in the music industry

    Students will gain skills in: 

    • Rehearse and perform music as part of a group 
    • Develop technical and stagecraft skills 
    • Marketing 
    • Career planning 
    • Expertise in creative fields 
    • Songwriting 
    • Copyright arrangements 
    • Recording 
    • Live audio 
    • You are at a point to further build skills to advance your music career
    • You have been working in the Music Industry for a period of time but are interested in building and maintaining currency and expertise
    • You have some experience working in an area of specialisation within the music industry including but not limited to, musicians, songwriters, sound engineers and artist managers.

    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 of 500 training hours.

    You will be required to complete an additional minimum of 14 hours of self-paced study  and practice 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.

    You will have a moderate level of skill and knowledge within your area of expertise and have access to required resources, such as your own instruments and equipment, to ensure that personal practice time and self-paced study is optimised.


    National ID Unit title
    BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities
    CUACMP311 Implement copyright arrangements
    CUAIND411 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
    CUAMWB402 Manage feedback on creative practice


    National ID Unit title
    BSBCRT413 Collaborate in creative processes
    BSBMKG433 Undertake marketing activities
    CUAIND314 Plan a career in the creative arts industry
    CUAMCP412 Compose musical pieces
    CUAMPF411 Rehearse music for group performances
    CUAMPF412 Develop and apply stagecraft skills
    CUAMPF414 Perform music as part of a group
    CUAMPF415 Develop and apply instrumental techniques
    CUASOU415 Record sound
    CUASOU421 Mix audio for live productions

    This qualification prepares you for roles such as:

    • Performer
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Music marketing and promotions officer
    • Sound recordist
    • Sound technician
    • Booking agent (music)
    • Musician

    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

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