Certificate IV in Music Industry

Cert IV Music Industry

Course Code
Creative Industries
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(6 months)
Part-time day(1 year, 6 months)

Start Date(s): 15 July 2019
End Date(s): 29 November 2019
Days and Time: 3 days a week

Course Overview

Are you ready to build on your existing skills and take the next step towards becoming a musician or music industry professional?

The Certificate IV in Music Industry (CUA40915) is designed to give you the confidence to emerge as a true artist. Having refined your skills with previous study or industry experience, you will learn the finer skills of music writing, recording, and mixing at a more advanced level.

Through the term of the course, you will be heavily involved in contributing to the process of creating an album which will include performance, writing, recording, mixing and promoting a compilation album that will be professionally launched and released at the end of the year.

You will enjoy dedicated one-on-one instrument sessions with our supportive teachers and intensive performance workshops that will help you learn how to play as part of a band, or excel at solo performances.

You will also partake in specific genre ensemble performance groups that will include Jazz, Rock, Metal, Funk, Soul and Blues amongst others.

Key learning areas will include:

  • Advanced music theory
  • Writing business plans and proposals
  • Advanced recording techniques
  • Promoting, marketing and selling your original album
  • Live showcases and recitals.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBCRT401Articulate, present and debate ideas40
BSBIPR401Use And Respect Copyright50
BSBSMB301Investigate micro business opportunities30
CUAWHS302Apply work health and safety practices10


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBCRT402Collaborate in a creative process40
CUAMCP302Write song lyrics30
CUAMKG301Assist with marketing and promotion43
CUAMLT403Develop skills in analysis of functional harmony55
CUAMPF304Make a music demo40
CUAMPF401Rehearse music for group performances85
CUAMPF404Perform music as part of a group70
CUAMPF405Develop instrumental techniques50
CUAMPF406Perform music as a soloist70
CUASOU407Edit sound65

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will include a combination of performance, written, oral and practical methods. You will be given sufficient time to complete all assessments required.  We strive to accommodate all learning styles to help every student to get through the course.

What will I study?

Apart from studying your principle instrument you will learn further aspects of the Music Industry, including music and lyric writing, pa system operation, advanced performance and recording studio techniques, working effectively in the music industry and protecting your original music(Copyright and Licencing).

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
670 670 $3.50 $0.70 $10.50

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

To gain entry into this course, all prospective students must undertake an interview and audition on your chosen instrument. 

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows campus. As this course is a hands on, practical course, you will be required to attend classes through out the week.

What employment opportunities will I have?

You will gain the skills and knowledge to begin a career in the music industry as a performer, studio engineer or music business professional.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain the skills and knowledge to begin a career in the music industry as a performer, technician or business person.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Music Industry. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Upon completion of the Certificate IV in Music Industry, you will be able to continue your studies into our Diploma of Music Industry course.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above.  For further information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

How will I be selected for this course?

You will be required to attend an interview and audition as part of the selection process. Prospective students will be required to show technical ability on their principle instrument by playing either an original composition or a cover song.