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Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance)

National Course Code: CUA40915

TAFE NSW Course Number: CUA40915-02V01


Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
5 Feb 2018


36 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $8,450
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,310

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in music performance, sound production or music business contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

This qualification provides for the specialisation in Performance.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work
The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels:
CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level
CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level.

National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work
Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

The duration of this Certificate IV course is two semesters of full time attendance.

The Certificate IV in Music Industry ( performance) covers a broad range of the skills required to succed in the music industry. These include group performance, rehearsal technique, music notation, ear training, music techology using Logix X, songwriting, composition, and a range of music business units. Job outcomes include performance, composition, music production, music tuition and music retail.

WSI Entertainment boasts world class facilities and some of Australia's finest musicians on staff. We offer tours of our facilities by appointment. Please contact us on entertainment.wsi@det.nsw.edu.au for bookings Monday to Friday. For more information about Entertainment Nirimba, visit: http://entertainment.wsi.tafensw.edu.au/ or https://www.facebook.com/WSIEntertainment

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright
CUAMLT303 Notate music
CUAMPF407 Develop vocal techniques
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
CUAMLT401 Notate music for performance
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
CUAMCP402 Develop techniques for composing music
CUAMPF402 Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
CUAMCP302 Write song lyrics
CUAMPF401 Rehearse music for group performances
CUAMCP301 Compose simple songs or musical pieces
CUAMLT403 Develop skills in analysis of functional harmony
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
CUAMLT301 Develop and apply aural perception skills
CUAMPF405 Develop instrumental techniques

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1,980
Second qualification$2,310
Non-government subsidised fee$8,450

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

For details of all fees, please see the Fees and Financial Assistance page on our website at http://wsi.tafensw.edu.au/enrolling/fees-and-financial-assistance/withdrawing-and-refunds/

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 5 Feb 2018

Full Time: 17 hours per week x 36 Weeks

Students are required to attend 17 hours per week for two semesters (one year) including attendance at performances and workshops. Additional study may be required.

To register your interest in this course, please use the Apply option. Once enrolments are open for 2018 we will contact you to finalise your enrolment.

This course requires an audition or the presentation of a portfolio. Applicants will then be contacted via email or SMS to arrange an audition or an interview. If succesful, learners will then be contacted to complete their enrolment.

Follow this link for more information about the audition process. http://entertainment.wsi.tafensw.edu.au/about-us/audition-tips/

Applicants will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to register for this course. If you do not have a USI, you can create one by visiting usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

Please note: This course offering is based on demand

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