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Music Industry

Certificate IV Of

Performance (Evening/Flexible) Code: CUA40915 Cricos: 092773D

Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

available full time / 2 years part time

Duration

available full time / 2 years part time

Requirements
Next Intake

April, Midyear

Next Intake

February, July

Transform your love of music into a career

If you have a passion for music and dream of taking your musicianship skills to the next level, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) - Evening/Flexible is the next step towards the main stage. You’ll learn the fundamentals of being a musician with an emphasis on performance. Best of all, you’ll be learning in Melbourne - the music capital of Australia. We have more live music venues per capita than any other city in the world and the Victorian music industry contributes over $1.5 billion to the Australian economy, so you’ll have plenty of chances to pick up your instrument.

Choose your own adventure

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) - Evening/Flexible is a popular part-time study option for musicians of most ages and abilities. You’ll improve your skills and knowledge, both practical and theoretical. Melbourne Polytechnic gives the ability to choose from a range of units offered on campus, off campus and online. Alongside developing your primary instrument skills, you might choose to study theory foundations, improvisation, group performance, songwriting, keyboard as a secondary instrument or music industry studies. Melbourne Polytechnic’s music programs are highly regarded, and our alumni include founding members of ARIA-winning band Augie March, and multi-CMC award winner, Jasmine Rae. You’ll be taught by experienced, working musicians and have the opportunity to perform in venues around Melbourne as part of your course.

Take to the stage with confidence

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) - Evening/Flexible will increase your confidence as a performer and expand your skills and knowledge to benefit your musicianship. Graduates may seek employment in the music industry as performers, producers, arrangers, composers or music teachers. If you’re interested in further study, you will receive credits for successfully completed units from this part-time Certificate IV if you decide to enrol in full-time courses, such as the Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance).

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) - Evening/Flexible will increase your confidence as a performer and expand your skills and knowledge to benefit your musicianship.
  • Introductory Music Teacher
  • Music Arranger
  • Music Performer
  • Music Composer
  • Music Editor
  • Music Producer
  • Musician

Pathways

You can continue your studies with our CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) and go onto our CUA60515 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance). You may even consider our HEASSAPM Bachelor of Music, or HECABSMP Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production.

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Class Schedule

615 hours. Part-time music studies include some units taken off campus, online, as well as Tuesday nights on-campus, and various flexible options. A midyear intake is available for part-time online entry
Tue - 6pm - 9pm

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed based on the application of practical tasks

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
CUAMPF203 DEVELOP ENSEMBLE SKILLS FOR PLAYING OR SINGING MUSIC Core 50
CUAMLT303 NOTATE MUSIC Core 40
CUAMPF305 DEVELOP IMPROVISATION SKILLS Core 35
CUAMPF405 DEVELOP INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES Core 50
CUAMLT403 DEVELOP SKILLS IN ANALYSIS OF FUNCTIONAL HARMONY Core 55
BSBCRT401 ARTICULATE, PRESENT AND DEBATE IDEAS Core 40
CUAWHS302 APPLY WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES Core 10
CUAMPF401 REHEARSE MUSIC FOR GROUP PERFORMANCES Core 85
CUAMPF403 DEVELOP REPERTOIRE AS PART OF A BACK-UP GROUP Core 60
CUAMPF408 DEVELOP PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES ON A SECOND INSTRUMENT Core 40
BSBIPR401 USE AND RESPECT COPYRIGHT Core 50
CUAMLT301 DEVELOP AND APPLY AURAL PERCEPTION SKILLS Core 45
BSBSMB301 INVESTIGATE MICRO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Core 30
CUAIND501 APPLY MUSIC INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE Core 85

Fees & Costs

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$3600.00 - $7700.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

You will need your own instrument. All other materials are provided.

Book an audition

This course requires an audition for entry. Please make a booking for your audition time by clicking book an audition

Requirements

Entry to Melbourne Polytechnic’s part-time study programs are through an audition and interview process. No VTAC required.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and support you on your education journey.

To enrol in this course you are asked to attend an audition with one of our Creative Arts staff to ensure that this is the right course for you.