National Code: CUS50109

Course information

This qualification has been replaced by a new version across Australia. The new version will shortly become available at North Coast TAFE. If you have any questions about this please contact us.

About the course

Course Number: CUS50109-01V02

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 Placement
All students have the opportunity to gain event experience and participate in their various industry roles in our monthly public concerts.

TAFE to Uni Pathway
Offers TAFE to Uni pathway
  • What you'll learn

  • Entry requirements

  • Future study pathways

  • Career opportunities

  • TAFE 2 uni pathways

  • Get credit for previous study and life experience

Other student services offered with this course

Counselling and career services
Disability support services
Libraries and information services

Study Modes

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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.

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