Certificate IV 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 CodeCUA40915
TAFE SA CodeTP01000
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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 comprehensive training for developing musicians for the commercial music industry. You can select electives such as song writing, mixing live sound and music technology. 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

  • Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)
  • or
  • Satisfactory performance in an audition and theory test
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application
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 use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Job role titles may include: Musician; Singer-Songwriter, Band Member.

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 IV in Music Industry (Performance) (CUA40915)
Designed to provide comprehensive training for developing musicians wishing to build a strong foundation in all aspects of the music industry. Key areas include musicianship, aural, improvisation, music technology, music business, performance workshops and performance skills. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 10 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.