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Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

National Course Code: CUA50815

TAFE NSW Course Number: CUA50815-04V01


Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
4 Feb 2019


35 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Indicative Cost: $4,060

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This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work, and/or that of a team, in their chosen field in the music industry.

This qualification provides for specialisation in Performance. To achieve this specialisation, the following additional packaging rules must be adhered to:
* 6 elective units must be selected from Group A.

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 Diploma course is two semesters (one year) of full time study.

The Diploma of Music (performance) covers a broad range of the skills required to succeed in the music industry. These include group performance, stagecraft, rehearsal technique, solo performance, improvisation, music notation, ear training, music technology (including Pro Tools, Logic x and Sibelius) songwriting, composition, and a range of music business units. Job outcomes include performance, composition, music production, music tuition and music retail.

Applicants will be required to meet entry selection criteria.

Please note that this course does not include any course units covering rigging, dogging or any other high risk work.

For more information about WSI Entertainment, visit:

http://entertainment.wsi.tafensw.edu.au/ or

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.

CUAMCP402 Develop techniques for composing music
CUAMPF401 Rehearse music for group performances
CUAMPF410 Perform music from written notation
CUAMCP503 Prepare compositions for publishing
CUAMPF404 Perform music as part of a group
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
CUAMLT401 Notate music for performance
CUAMPF405 Develop instrumental techniques
CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements
CUAMLT403 Develop skills in analysis of functional harmony
CUAMPF406 Perform music as a soloist
CUAMCP501 Compose music using electronic media
CUAMPF402 Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
CUAMPF505 Develop technical skills and expand repertoire
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services
CUAMLT501 Refine aural perception skills
CUAMPF407 Develop vocal 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.

The indicative cost of this course is $4,060.

CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
19NIR00641Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)-UOS14 Feb 201912 Apr 20194 Mar 2019$1,015
19NIR00644Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)-UOS229 Apr 201921 Jun 20193 Jun 2019$1,015
19NIR00647Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)-UOS322 Jul 201927 Sep 20195 Aug 2019$1,015
19NIR00650Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)-UOS414 Oct 20198 Dec 20194 Nov 2019$1,015

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

If you would like more information about VET Student Loans please visit the TAFE NSW website or contact us on 131 870.

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

Start Date: 4 Feb 2019

Full Time: 19 hours per week x 35 Weeks

Monday to Thursday, time is to be confirmed (subject to changes).

To register your interest in this course, please use the Apply option.

This course requires an audition on an intrument or voice or both. This can be done on campus or via video. Once an application has been lodged, we will contact you about an audition time.

Please note: Applicants will be required to meet entry selection criteria. This course is offered based on demand.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.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.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

19NIR-004 S:4/2/2019 E:8/12/2019

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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.