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Music Industry

Certificate IV in

Performance Code: CUA40915 Cricos: 092773D
Our courses are being delivered online
TAFEs are recognised as essential services by the Victorian Government and are continuing to operate.

In response to the current coronavirus restrictions, Melbourne Polytechnic is transitioning its more than 240 courses to remote and flexible learning. This means students will not be required on campus at this stage unless notified by their teacher.

Overview

Campus

Fairfield, Prahran

Campus

Fairfield, Prahran

Duration

6 months full time / available part time

Duration

6 months full time / available part time

Requirements
Requirements

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Audition.

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

Transform your love of music into a career

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.

Choose your own adventure

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.

Take to the stage with confidence

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).

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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.
  • Musician
  • Music Performer
  • Introductory Music Teacher

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 Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production.

Evanna Pironnet

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.

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Computer Lab
  • Performance venues
  • Rehearsals
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

Classes run four days per week.
Semester 1 intake is located at Prahran Campus
Semester 2 intake is located at Fairfield Campus

Assessment Methods

You will be required to perform regularly and your assessment will include a combination of hands on practical and theoretical 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.

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBCRT401 ARTICULATE, PRESENT AND DEBATE IDEAS Core 40
BSBIPR401 USE AND RESPECT COPYRIGHT Core 50
BSBSMB301 INVESTIGATE MICRO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Core 30
CUAIND401 EXTEND EXPERTISE IN SPECIALIST CREATIVE FIELDS Core 45
CUAIND501 APPLY MUSIC INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE Core 85
CUAMLT301 DEVELOP AND APPLY AURAL PERCEPTION SKILLS Core 45
CUAMLT303 NOTATE MUSIC Core 40
CUAMPF401 REHEARSE MUSIC FOR GROUP PERFORMANCES Core 85
CUAMPF403 DEVELOP REPERTOIRE AS PART OF A BACK-UP GROUP Core 60
CUAMPF405 DEVELOP INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES Core 50
CUAMPF407 DEVELOP VOCAL TECHNIQUES Core 40
CUAMPF408 DEVELOP PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES ON A SECOND INSTRUMENT Core 40
CUAPPR401 REALISE A CREATIVE PROJECT Core 60
CUAWHS302 APPLY WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES Core 10

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $720 $3600 $7700
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $895 $3850 $7950
Per year $9300
Per semester $9300

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.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
Are you eligible for subsidised study?
You could be eligible for up to $20,000 in government funding.

Fees explained

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% 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:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counseling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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

  • apply through VTAC or directly to Melbourne Polytechnic
  • complete an interview and/or audition
  • attend an Information Session. Note: this is not a compulsory entry requirement
Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Audition/Interview
Applicants will be required to attend an audition, interview and complete a theory test. Skype auditions available. Contact our International Office.

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.

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

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