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Diploma of Music

Duration Up to 12 months Full Time
Preference Codes

Applicants are required to select one preference from the list below.

National CodeCUS50109
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileMusic ProfessionalsMusic Professionals
FacultiesArts and Design
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Campus/Delivery SATAC
Application Study Mode Study Load
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Salisbury822006Apply Now On CampusFTDay Only

Course Admission Requirements (for Competitive Applications)

  • Satisfactory performance in an audition


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Selection criteria is only used when there are more applicants for the course than places available. Applicants will be ranked in the following order:

  1. Audition score

Course Notes & Special Requirements

  • This course requires applicants to identify their preference of instrument. Applicants must attend an audition. Please contact 8207 9960 for further details or to book.
  • Delivery of this course will commence at Adelaide College of the Arts from Semester 2, 2017.

How to Apply

Award Courses

Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

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. Job role titles may include: Composer; Instrumentalist; Vocalist.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Diploma of Music (CUS50109)
This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary for music performance and production. Explore instrumental and vocal study, ensemble, live performance, composition, music theory, aural training, rhythm, arranging, music craft, contemporary style studies, history, music technology and music business. 3 core units plus 13 electives.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

Credit Transfer

Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

Diploma of Music

UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
University of South AustraliaBachelor of Arts (Performing Arts)10836Details
Bachelor of Arts10836Details
Bachelor of Arts (English and Creative Writing)10836Details
Bachelor of Arts (History and Cultural Studies)10836Details
Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)10836Details
Bachelor of Arts (Languages)10836Details
Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics)10836Details
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)10836Details
Bachelor of Media Arts10836Details
University of Southern QueenslandBachelor of Creative Arts248Details


This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.