The music industry is vibrant and constantly growing, with an ever-increasing strength of WA acts being heard at a national and international level.
The Diploma of Music Industry provides participants with the skills to break into the wider music industry. Students will gain the knowledge and support to extend their career outside of their hometown and gain state or national exposure. Participants will extend their industry knowledge, negotiate contracts, manage copyright arrangements, and build on their performance techniques and repertoire.
Throughout this course, students will:
- Extend their skills as a musician, both in group and solo settings
- Apply music knowledge and artistic judgement to their work and career
- Manage copyright
- Build their studio and live engineering skills
- Negotiate contracts
- Build sound engineering skills in live and studio settings
- Incorporate music technology into their compositions
- Produce sound recordings
- Build and extend their career in the music industry
Students will gain skills in:
- Develop performance programs
- Performance leadership
- Expertise in creative fields
- Copyright arrangements
- Instrumental skills with an expanded repertoire
- Produce sounds recording
- Mix audio and recorded music
- Live audio
- Promotion of creative acts
- Managing artists and their careers
- Self-care in the music industry
- you have some in-depth experience working in an area of specialisation within the music industry. This may include, but is not limited to, musicians, songwriters, sound engineers and artist managers.
- you may have been working in the Music Industry for an extended period of time but are interested in building and maintaining currency and expertise
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 two semesters with a total of 1000 hours training.
Students will also be required to complete an additional minimum of 14 hours of self-paced study per week, which includes daily practice on their instrument of specialisation. Self-paced practice will be recorded in their Music Practice Record Books and monitored by the lecturer who will provide formative feedback and guidance throughout the duration of the course.
There are also provide one on one or small group support for learners as the need is identified by either the learner or the lecturer. This will include providing access to the music studio, including instruments, equipment and recording studio outside of scheduled class times. This would normally be approximately 160 hours throughout the course.
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|
|CUACMP511||Manage copyright arrangements|
|CUAIND412||Provide freelance services|
|CUAIND512||Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge|
|CUAMWB401||Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries|
|National ID||Unit title|
|BSBCRT512||Originate and develop concepts|
|CUAMCP511||Compose music using music technology|
|CUAMGT511||Manage artists and their careers|
|CUAMKG511||Manage the promotion of creative acts|
|CUAMPF411||Rehearse music for group performances|
|CUAMPF511||Develop programs for performances|
|CUAMPF515||Develop instrumental techniques and expand repertoire|
|CUAMPF517||Provide musical leadership in performances|
|CUAMPF611||Plan and present music performances|
|CUAPPR512||Develop sustainability of own professional practice|
|CUASOU419||Mix recorded music|
|CUASOU504||Produce sound recordings|
This qualification prepares you for roles such as:
- Audio engineer
- Recording artist
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) .
Pathways from this qualification include CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of music (external) or University studies in Bachelor of Music.
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.