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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Campus / Delivery Study Mode Application
Adelaide College of the ArtsOn CampusOpening Sept 2018

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 admissions@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 40 hours per annum private instrument (this may be voice) tuition.
  • Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading writing and numeracy skills as part of the course counselling before enrolling
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How to Apply

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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 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. 4 core units plus 10 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.


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.