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If you have music performance ability, but little or no theory or music notation knowledge, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) is the next step towards the main stage. You’ll learn the fundamentals of being a musician with an emphasis on performance. Melbourne is 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.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) will help you improve your musical skills and knowledge, both practical and theoretical. Develop your instrument skills through one-on-one tuition, performing contemporary and commercial music in bands and singing in a vocal ensemble. Alongside developing your primary instrument skills, you’ll also learn musical fundamentals, including theory, aural skills, reading and notation and keyboard basics. You’ll enjoy learning in our modern facilities that include recording studios, rehearsal spaces and performance theatres. Our students have access to rehearsal rooms set up with drum kits, pianos, PAs and amplifiers, and computer laboratories equipped with music software. Melbourne Polytechnic’s music programs are highly regarded, and our alumni include founding members of ARIA-winning band Augie March, Stonefield 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.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) 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 can pathway into the Diploma of Music Industry (Performance).
I am so glad I chose to study music at Melbourne Polytechnic. The supportive teachers helped me flourish creatively, build my confidence on stage, and establish myself musically. The balance of theoretical and practical subjects was just right, and classes like improvisation, performance, music theory and technology, gave me confidence to pursue and establish a music career.
Classes run four days per week.
Semester 1 intake is located at Prahran Campus
Semester 2 intake is located at Fairfield Campus
You will be required to perform regularly and your assessment will include a combination of hands on practical and theoretical tasks.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
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|BSBIPR401||USE AND RESPECT COPYRIGHT||Core||50|
|BSBSMB301||INVESTIGATE MICRO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES||Core||30|
|CUAIND501||APPLY MUSIC INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE||Elective||85|
|CUAMCP303||DEVELOP SIMPLE MUSICAL PIECES USING ELECTRONIC MEDIA||Elective||35|
|CUAMLT301||DEVELOP AND APPLY AURAL PERCEPTION SKILLS||Elective||45|
|CUAMLT302||APPLY KNOWLEDGE OF MUSIC AND GENRE TO MUSIC INDUSTRY PRACTICE||Elective||40|
|CUAMPF401||REHEARSE MUSIC FOR GROUP PERFORMANCES||Elective||85|
|CUAMPF403||DEVELOP REPERTOIRE AS PART OF A BACK-UP GROUP||Elective||60|
|CUAMPF405||DEVELOP INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES||Elective||50|
|CUAMPF407||DEVELOP VOCAL TECHNIQUES||Elective||40|
|CUAMPF408||DEVELOP PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES ON A SECOND INSTRUMENT||Elective||40|
|CUAWHS302||APPLY WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES||Core||10|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Music Performance at Melbourne Polytechnic
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The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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.
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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 19 November 2020. 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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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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.
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.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400