Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Duration Up to 12 months Full Time
Preference Codes

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

National CodeCUA50815
TAFE SA CodeTP01002
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If you have musical skills and a flair for entertainment, a career in music may be for you. 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.



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Course Admission Requirements

  • Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance)
  • or
  • Satisfactory performance in an audition, aural 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 or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.
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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 Industry (Performance) (CUA50815)
This qualification is designed to develop a high level of performance and technical skills in a range of contemporary styles as well as a sound music theoretical knowledge relating to a range of aspects such as composition techniques, improvisation, music literacy, aural training and business skills. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 12 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.

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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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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.