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Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

National ID: CUA50815 | State ID: AA73


The Diploma of Music provides you with instrumental/vocal technique and performance skills, music literacy and aural training and music analysis.
You'll acquire the skills to perform in an ensemble and develop a repertoire and develop original material in bands/ensembles which is recorded in our in-house recording studios. You'll also learn to incorporate technology into music composition and manage and exploit your intellectual property.

Benefit from studying music at North Metropolitan TAFE with industry standard learning resources such as our fully equipped live performance venue, recording studios and rehearsal studios.
You'll be supported by North Metro's music lecturers who have current industry experience and gain exposure to a range of industry figures and networks while working closely with studio engineers and technical production teams.A career in music is exciting and challenging and could see you achieve great things across the world. While it is a competitive industry to break into North Metro will provide you with the skills in musical performance needed to unleash your creativity and outshine the rest.
Since 1996 our music graduates have gone on to form bands such as Birds of Tokyo and work with bands such as Gyroscope, Karnivool and Eskimo Joe.

By the end of the course you will have the skills to:

  • apply music knowledge and artistic judgement to your work and career
  • develop instrumental/vocal technique
  • develop performance techniques
  • develop an ensemble and repertoire
  • perform as an ensemble
  • incorporate interactive technology into your performance
  • have an understanding of music composition and arrangement
  • understand the recording process, pre & post production
  • record with production teams in our industry standard studios and venue, and
  • collaborate with other musicians and sound production teams.

Your Diploma of Music prepares you for roles such as: Musician, Songwriter, Recording Artist or Performer.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a musician or a music soloist.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Leederville
How Full-Time
When Was available Semester 1, 2017

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a musician or a music soloist.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Establish and maintain safe creative practice CUAPPR505 AWH20
Manage copyright arrangements CUACMP501 AWJ56
Originate and develop concepts BSBCRT501 AUI70
Provide freelance services CUAIND402 AWI72

Elective Units - Performance

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Compose music using electronic media CUAMCP501 AWI50
Develop and maintain stagecraft skills CUAMPF402 AWI12
Develop repertoire as part of a backup group CUAMPF403 AWI13
Develop technical skills and expand repertoire CUAMPF505 AWI00
Develop techniques for arranging music CUAMCP401 AWI51
Develop techniques for composing music CUAMCP402 AWI47
Perform music as part of a group CUAMPF404 AWI11
Perform music from written notation CUAMPF410 AWI05
Realise productions CUAPPM502 WI142
Refine aural perception skills CUAMLT501 AWI29
Rehearse music for group performances CUAMPF401 AWI15
Write song lyrics CUAMCP302 AWI53

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au


International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III


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Page last updated August 18, 2017