Diploma of Music - CUA50820


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a sound depth of theoretical knowledge, and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work, and/or that of a team, in their chosen field in the music industry. They may work in music performance, music creation and composition, music tuition, sound production, or music business contexts. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include music researcher, music/artist manager, music promoter, sound designer, musician, vocalist/singer, composer, music producer, instrumentalist, music publisher, band leader and music tutor.Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerationsNational Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk WorkThe National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels:CPCCLDG3001 Licence to perform doggingCPCCLRG3001 Licence to perform rigging basic levelCPCCLRG3002 Licence to perform rigging intermediate levelCPCCLRG4001 Licence to perform rigging advanced level.National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction WorkSets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry from the CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement. Units of competency in qualificationSome individual units of competency may have their own licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Users must check individual units of competency for licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements relevant to that unit.


  • Implement sound designs
  • Implement design solutions
  • Record sound on location
  • Manage media assets
  • Provide instrumental or vocal tuition
  • Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
  • Perform music as a soloist
  • Administer artists' royalty income
  • Develop performance techniques on a second instrument
  • Prepare for and perform live auditions
  • Develop and manage a budget
  • Develop techniques for arranging music
  • Manage installation of lighting systems
  • Manage audio operations for outdoor events
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Manage event staging components
  • Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries
  • Compose musical pieces
  • Manage distribution of music and associated products
  • Develop and apply stagecraft skills
  • Articulate ideas about music
  • Manage organisational customer service
  • Perform improvisation for audiences
  • Develop public relations campaigns
  • Set up and operate lighting cues and effects
  • Manage the promotion of creative acts
  • Identify and develop new music artists
  • Develop programs for performances
  • Administer music publishing income
  • Forecast international market and business needs
  • Select event venues and sites
  • Perform music from written notation
  • Source funding for projects
  • Plan and interpret market research
  • Establish innovative work environments
  • Obtain and manage sponsorship
  • Edit sound
  • Develop social media engagement plans
  • Compile music for soundtracks
  • Use interactive technology in performances
  • Compose music using music technology
  • Establish and manage recording contracts
  • Design and develop marketing communication plans
  • Provide musical leadership in performances
  • Critique cultural works
  • Research and comply with regulatory requirements
  • Undertake project work
  • Manage feedback on creative practice
  • Establish and monitor the marketing mix
  • Manage lighting operations for outdoor events
  • Compose music for screen
  • Refine aural perception and memory skills
  • Manage copyright arrangements
  • Produce sound recordings
  • Manage operation of stage monitor systems
  • Manage licensing and assignment of works
  • Mix audio for live productions
  • Manage audio system control networks
  • Provide tuition for composition
  • Organise event infrastructure
  • Create a final sound balance
  • Edit dialogue
  • Manage artists and their careers
  • Perform solo accompaniment
  • Prepare compositions for publishing and performance
  • Collaborate in creative processes
  • Develop and implement an e-commerce strategy
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
  • Develop strategies to monetise digital engagement
  • Develop event concepts
  • Promote products and services to international markets
  • Write about music
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
  • Coordinate touring arrangements
  • Manage front of house services
  • Provide freelance services
  • Rehearse music for group performances
  • Mix recorded music
  • Profile and analyse consumer behaviour for international markets
  • Develop sustainability of own professional practice
  • Manage on-site event operations
  • Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
  • Develop instrumental techniques and expand repertoire
  • Develop sound designs
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety
  • Develop repertoire as part of a backup group
  • Reproduce sound for post-production
  • Manage wireless audio operations
  • Originate and develop concepts

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Grafton Campus No
  • Full-time : 28 weeks

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