Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)

Duration Up to 6 months Full Time
Preference Codes

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

National CodeCUA30915
TAFE SA CodeTP00998
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If you have musical skills and a flair for entertainment, a career in music may be for you. This course provides foundation training for developing musicians for the commercial music industry. You’ll gain experience and expertise by studying under the supervision and guidance of industry professionals in an environment of learning at your own pace with access to industry standard equipment and studios.



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Course Admission Requirements

  • Satisfactory performance in an audition
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Audition score
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • TAFE SA will contact you with audition details and booking dates. Please email enquiry@tafesa.edu.au if you are not contacted within 5 business days after applying.
    • This course requires applicants to identify their preference of instrument.
    • Students doing this program will be expected to undertake a minimum of 8 hours of private instrument (this may be voice) tuition.
    • Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
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    Employment Outcomes

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context in the music industry, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.

    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

    Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance) (CUA30915)
    Key study areas include music notation, listening skills, performance workshops and performance skills. You will also cover the basics of copyright, Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) and working in the music industry. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 7 elective units.

    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.


    The TAFE SA qualification 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.