Certificate III in Music Industry

Certificate III Music Industry

Course Code
Creative Industries
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(6 months)

Start Date(s): February 2020
End Date(s): June 2020
Days and Time: 2 Days per week. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Course Overview

Do you dream of becoming a musician? Is there an instrument that you excel on and want hone your skills and learn more about the industry to launch a successful career? The Certificate III in Music Industry has been designed to give you these skills and help you forge a pathway into the industry.

Students undertaking the Certificate III in Music Industry will have completed the Certificate II or have the skills required to enter the course at this level. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to further develop your skills on your chosen instrument through workshops and regular performances with the band, or solo.

While the course is designed to fine tune your skills on a particular instrument, you will also learn more about the industry, and other activities related to music performance. Small class sizes and one-on-one lessons on your instrument ensures that you are able to have  all your questions answered, and learn hands on from the teachers.

Some key topics covered by the course are, but not limited to:

Music theory

Sight reading

Music Business

Song writing

Recording your own music

PA system set up and operation

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBWHS201Contribute To Health And Safety Of Self And Others20
CUACMP301Implement copyright arrangements20
CUAIND303Work effectively in the music industry35
CUAMLT302Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice40


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CUAMPF302Prepare for performances35
CUAMPF303Contribute to backup accompaniment35
CUAMPF305Develop improvisation skills35
CUASOU307Record and mix a basic music demo40
CUASOU308Install and disassemble audio equipment40
CUASOU311Mix music in a studio environment60

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 all aspects of the Music Industry, including music and lyric writing, pa system operation, more 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.

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
395 395 $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?

Students applying for this course must have completed the Certificate II in Music Industry first. It is also recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

You will study all music subjects at the Broadmeadows campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the following roles in the Music industry:

Studio assistant

Internship at a record company

Assistant at an established music business

Record label assistant


What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in performance, recording, songwriting and sound skills.

What qualifications will I receive?

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

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You will be able to continue your studies into the Certificate IV in Music Industry.

How do I apply?

Students can apply online by clicking on the 'Apply Here' button at the top of the Kangan Institute website page for this course. 

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.