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Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Career Area:Creative Industries, Fashion & Media National Code:CUA50815
Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)The Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) provides the opportunity to explore areas of practical interest in music. It's where music students really begin to emerge as an artist. The training develops skills in the technical and theoretical aspects of music, performance, composition, recording, improvisation, instrumental/vocal technique, music literacy, aural training and business skills. This course will appeal to people who want to expand their opportunities as musician/songwriters.

A Music Theatre program is also available for creative people who cross art forms as singers, actors and dancers. The focus of the training is on developing performance techniques, working on preparing audition material, creating own cabaret products, performing as part of an ensemble in a major production and refining vocal, physical and acting skills for life as a professional performer moving from different genres and forms.

Students acquire the skills to perform in an ensemble, develop a repertoire and generate original material as part of an ensemble. This material is often recorded in our state-of-the-art studios. There are two studios, one has the world famous SSL console and the other is an Avid post production suite. There is a sophisticated P.A. system, guitar and bass amplifiers, acoustic and electric drum kits, pianos, guitars and basses, microphones and mixing consoles for you to use.

Our instructors are highly qualified, experienced and passionate about teaching others. The training relies on real workplace projects including performance opportunities, recording sessions and live events where you can create work contacts within a vast student body as well as establish direct links with musicians, performers and other industry professionals.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Career Pathways

Relevant job roles may include working as live and session musicians, vocalists, ensemble performers, cabaret performers, commercial jingle writers or musical directors.

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
08-02-2018 Full Time
16hrs/Week for 18 weeks
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225. Details of eligibility for subsidised training are available here.

A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI.

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.
Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.

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Classes will run on Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. Timetable is subject to change.

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

First Qualification Fee is $3,600.00
Second Qualification Fee is $4,060.00

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided when you enrol.

Information on VET Student Loans can be found here.

Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption.

Your enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training until you have paid either the relevant student fee, a concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee. You may have the option to pay your student fee in more than one instalment. The first payment is due when you enrol.

More information on your rights and responsibilities can be found here

If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

If your employer is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.
CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
18NEW-008UOS VSL-Diploma of Music Industry 08 February 201813 April 201805 March 2018$1,354.00
18NEW-009UOS VSL-Diploma of Music Industry 12 February 201813 April 201803 April 2018$1,354.00
18NEW-010UOS VSL-Diploma of Music Industry 30 April 201822 June 201804 June 2018$1,352.00

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBCRT501 - Originate and develop concepts
  • CUACMP501 - Manage copyright arrangements
  • CUAIND402 - Provide freelance services
  • CUAMCP401 - Develop techniques for arranging music
  • CUAMCP402 - Develop techniques for composing music
  • CUAMPF401 - Rehearse music for group performances
  • CUAMPF402 - Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
  • CUAMPF403 - Develop repertoire as part of a backup group
  • CUAMPF404 - Perform music as part of a group
  • CUAMPF406 - Perform music as a soloist
  • CUAMPF408 - Develop performance techniques on a second instrument
  • CUAMPF409 - Perform music using digital media
  • CUAMPF410 - Perform music from written notation
  • CUAMPF501 - Prepare a program for performance
  • CUAMPF504 - Perform improvisation for audiences
  • CUAPPR505 - Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Other Information

PERFORMANCE - DIPLOMA of MUSIC INDUSTRY

Students undertaking this course will have one or both of the following: a Certificate 4 in Music, Sound Production or Screen and Media; or have significant experience in performing, songwriting and recording. An understanding of Pro Tools is preferred but not essential if there is an understanding of alternative digital audio programs. This is an exciting course that challenges your appreciation of performance and songwriting and its relationship to technology.

Daytime Enrolment/Information sessions begin at 10.30am; Evening Enrolment/Information sessions begin at 5.00pm

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Course Enrolment Guide.

Apply NowEnquire Now
08-02-2018 Full Time
16hrs/Week for 27 weeks
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Students who cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

Details of eligibility for subsidised training are available here.

A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI.

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.

Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.

18NEW-997

Classes will run on Thursday and Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

The 2018 Semester 1 TAFE NSW course fees are:

First Qualification Fee is $3,600.00
Second Qualification Fee is $4,060.00

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided when you enrol.

Information on VET Student Loans can be found here.

Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption.

Your enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training until you have paid either the relevant student fee, a concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee. You may have the option to pay your student fee in more than one instalment. The first payment is due when you enrol.

More information on your rights and responsibilities can be found here

If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

If your employer is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.

Units of Competency will be confirmed prior to enrolment. Alternatively, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225 to discuss with a member of our team.

Other Information

MUSIC THEATRE PROGRAM

The study will focus on developing singing, dance and performance skills that will assist you to work in the Music Theatre Industry. The focus of the course is developing vocal and performance techniques, working on preparing audition material, creating own cabaret products for Music Theatre Festivals and performing as part of an ensemble in a major production. Students will require a background in one or more disciplines: performance, singing or dance.

Enquire Now
Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 08-02-2018,
Study Options: Full Time, 16hrs/Week, 18W weeks
How to Enrol: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225. Details of eligibility for subsidised training are available here.

A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI.

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.
Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.
Proposed Timetable: Classes will run on Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. Timetable is subject to change.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges:

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

First Qualification Fee is $3,600.00
Second Qualification Fee is $4,060.00

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided when you enrol.

Information on VET Student Loans can be found here.

Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption.

Your enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training until you have paid either the relevant student fee, a concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee. You may have the option to pay your student fee in more than one instalment. The first payment is due when you enrol.

More information on your rights and responsibilities can be found here

If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

If your employer is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.
CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
18NEW-008UOS VSL-Diploma of Music Industry 08 February 201813 April 201805 March 2018$1,354.00
18NEW-009UOS VSL-Diploma of Music Industry 12 February 201813 April 201803 April 2018$1,354.00
18NEW-010UOS VSL-Diploma of Music Industry 30 April 201822 June 201804 June 2018$1,352.00
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBCRT501 - Originate and develop concepts
  • CUACMP501 - Manage copyright arrangements
  • CUAIND402 - Provide freelance services
  • CUAMCP401 - Develop techniques for arranging music
  • CUAMCP402 - Develop techniques for composing music
  • CUAMPF401 - Rehearse music for group performances
  • CUAMPF402 - Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
  • CUAMPF403 - Develop repertoire as part of a backup group
  • CUAMPF404 - Perform music as part of a group
  • CUAMPF406 - Perform music as a soloist
  • CUAMPF408 - Develop performance techniques on a second instrument
  • CUAMPF409 - Perform music using digital media
  • CUAMPF410 - Perform music from written notation
  • CUAMPF501 - Prepare a program for performance
  • CUAMPF504 - Perform improvisation for audiences
  • CUAPPR505 - Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Important Information: Other Information

PERFORMANCE - DIPLOMA of MUSIC INDUSTRY

Students undertaking this course will have one or both of the following: a Certificate 4 in Music, Sound Production or Screen and Media; or have significant experience in performing, songwriting and recording. An understanding of Pro Tools is preferred but not essential if there is an understanding of alternative digital audio programs. This is an exciting course that challenges your appreciation of performance and songwriting and its relationship to technology.

Daytime Enrolment/Information sessions begin at 10.30am; Evening Enrolment/Information sessions begin at 5.00pm

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Course Enrolment Guide.

Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 08-02-2018,
Study Options: Full Time, 16hrs/Week, 27W weeks
How to Enrol: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Students who cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

Details of eligibility for subsidised training are available here.

A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI.

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.

Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.
Proposed Timetable: Classes will run on Thursday and Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges:

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

The 2018 Semester 1 TAFE NSW course fees are:

First Qualification Fee is $3,600.00
Second Qualification Fee is $4,060.00

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided when you enrol.

Information on VET Student Loans can be found here.

Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption.

Your enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training until you have paid either the relevant student fee, a concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee. You may have the option to pay your student fee in more than one instalment. The first payment is due when you enrol.

More information on your rights and responsibilities can be found here

If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

If your employer is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.
Units of Competency:

Units of Competency will be confirmed prior to enrolment. Alternatively, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225 to discuss with a member of our team.

Important Information: Other Information

MUSIC THEATRE PROGRAM

The study will focus on developing singing, dance and performance skills that will assist you to work in the Music Theatre Industry. The focus of the course is developing vocal and performance techniques, working on preparing audition material, creating own cabaret products for Music Theatre Festivals and performing as part of an ensemble in a major production. Students will require a background in one or more disciplines: performance, singing or dance.

Ourimbah Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
08-02-2018 Full Time
16hrs/Week for 18 weeks
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Students who cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

Details of eligibility for subsidised training are available here.

A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI.

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.

Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.

18OUR-998

Classes will run on Thursday and Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

The 2018 Semester 1 TAFE NSW course fees are:

First Qualification Fee is $3,600.00
Second Qualification Fee is $4,060.00

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided when you enrol.

Information on VET Student Loans can be found here.

Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption.

Your enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training until you have paid either the relevant student fee, a concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee. You may have the option to pay your student fee in more than one instalment. The first payment is due when you enrol.

More information on your rights and responsibilities can be found here

If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

If your employer is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.

Units of Competency will be confirmed prior to enrolment. Alternatively, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225 to discuss with a member of our team.

Other Information

PERFORMANCE - DIPLOMA of MUSIC INDUSTRY

Students undertaking this course will have one or both of the following: a Certificate 4 in Music, Sound Production or Screen and Media; or have significant experience in performing, songwriting and recording. An understanding of Pro Tools is preferred but not essential if there is an understanding of alternative digital audio programs. This is an exciting course that challenges your appreciation of performance and songwriting and its relationship to technology.

Enquire Now
Ourimbah Campus campus
Semester: Semester 08-02-2018,
Study Options: Full Time, 16hrs/Week, 18W weeks
How to Enrol: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Students who cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

Details of eligibility for subsidised training are available here.

A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI.

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.

Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.
Proposed Timetable: Classes will run on Thursday and Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges:

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

The 2018 Semester 1 TAFE NSW course fees are:

First Qualification Fee is $3,600.00
Second Qualification Fee is $4,060.00

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided when you enrol.

Information on VET Student Loans can be found here.

Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption.

Your enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training until you have paid either the relevant student fee, a concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee. You may have the option to pay your student fee in more than one instalment. The first payment is due when you enrol.

More information on your rights and responsibilities can be found here

If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

If your employer is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.
Units of Competency:

Units of Competency will be confirmed prior to enrolment. Alternatively, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225 to discuss with a member of our team.

Important Information: Other Information

PERFORMANCE - DIPLOMA of MUSIC INDUSTRY

Students undertaking this course will have one or both of the following: a Certificate 4 in Music, Sound Production or Screen and Media; or have significant experience in performing, songwriting and recording. An understanding of Pro Tools is preferred but not essential if there is an understanding of alternative digital audio programs. This is an exciting course that challenges your appreciation of performance and songwriting and its relationship to technology.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.