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Course Number: CUA50815-01V01
Are you ready to develop knowledge and skills in your area of music specialisation, manage and exploit your intellectual property, prepare yourself and ensemble for performance and recording and gain the confidence to work in the contemporary music industry as a self-managed artist or band. Our Diploma of Music is the qualification for people who want to work in the music industry as composers, instrumentalists or vocalists. Develop a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to work in audio/sound, stagecraft, research, innovation, creative writing or project management. This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate own work and/or that of a team.From the specialist units you can develop skills in music composition, arrangement and performance. Performance may be as free-lance, soloist or in a group. Specific skills may include using musical instruments or digital media tools, performing from a repertoire, improvising or from written notation. From the elective units you can develop other specialist skills related to the music industry such as audio/sound, stagecraft, research, innovation and creative thinking and writing, or project management. Work PlacementAll students have the opportunity to gain event experience and participate in their various industry roles in our monthly public concerts.
North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this level of qualification will have the skills and knowledge necessary to analyse information and provide solutions to sometimes complex problems in a skilled or paraprofessional work environment. They will have personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations and have acquired the communication skills necessary to transfer their skills and knowledge to others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
composer, instrumentalist, vocalist
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.