Diploma of Music Industry

Diploma of Music Industry

Course Code
Creative Industries
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(1 year, 6 months)
Part-time day(2 years)

Start Date(s): 15 July 2019
February 2020
End Date(s): 18 months from commencement (full time)
Days and Time: February intake: Tuesdays
Thursdays and Fridays.

Course Overview

Designed to simulate working in the music industry, this course is project based, and designed to help you focus on your intended career in the industry, and to help you take the first steps towards building that career.

Through the duration of the course, you will work on your own personal music project which can range from creating an original EP, starting a music school or managing music events. Your choices are not limited to those listed. If you have an idea, we are here to help you develop that with help from our industry expert educators and music networks.

Upon completion of the course, you will have:

  • A business plan
  • A media kit
  • Professional recording of your music

While working on your project you will have one-on-one mentoring and will also study the following:

Composing music
Developing stagecraft skills
Recording sound
Mixing recorded music
Performing music as a soloist
Arranging Music
Performance ensemble techniques
Learning how to teach your instrument
Participating in live showcases & recitals

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CUACMP501Manage copyright arrangements20
CUAIND402Provide freelance services30
CUAPPR505Establish and maintain safe creative practice30
BSBCRT501Originate And Develop Concepts30


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CUALED501Provide instrumental or vocal tuition35
CUAMCP401Develop techniques for arranging music45
CUAMCP501Compose music using electronic media60
CUAMPF402Develop and maintain stagecraft skills70
CUAMPF403Develop repertoire as part of a backup group60
CUAMPF501Prepare a program for performance70
CUAMPF505Develop technical skills and expand repertoire85
CUAMPF507Provide musical leadership in performance35
CUAMPF603Refine performance techniques and expand repertoire65
CUASOU405Record sound60
CUASOU409Mix recorded music50
CUASOU504Produce sound recordings100

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, 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.

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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
805 805 $5.50 $1.10 $11.50

^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 us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books or specialised materials.


Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is 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.)

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 Diploma of 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 Diploma of Music course, you will be able to continue your studies into a Bachelor of Music program.

How do I apply?

Apply online. Contact us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

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.