Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business)

Diploma   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 19 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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  • Music Industry course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a sound theoretical knowledge base 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.

    This qualification provides for specialisation in Music Business. To achieve this specialisation, the following additional packaging rules must be adhered to:
    * 6 elective units must be selected from Group C.

    Licensing/Regulatory Information
    National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work
    The 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:
    CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
    CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level
    CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
    CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level.

    National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work
    Sets 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 CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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    Full Time
    Course type:
    Music Business
    Course start:
    Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    1 Semester
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled, VET Student Loan
    18 Hours per week
    Indicative course cost:
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    About offering:

    This Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business) is great for people who are launching an album, a tour, a recording studio, or any career in the music industry. You will learn to raise cash with crowd funding and grant writing, put on a tour, manage creative acts, develop artists, create print and electronic adverts that get people to take action, facebook advertising, record deals, publishing deals, licensing songs for TV and films, and more.


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    6:30pm to 7:30pm, every Tuesday, every week, except for the holiday period of 18 December 2017 to 12 January 2018, at Ultimo College, Building M, Level 1, Room M1.07, Mary Ann Street Ultimo.
    Please email enquiries to sydneytafe.music@tafensw.edu.au or call (02) 9217 3711.

    Saturday 2 December, Tuesday 5 December 2017, Saturday 20 January and Tuesday 23 January 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at Ultimo College, Building M, Level 1, Room M1.07, Mary Ann Street Ultimo.
    Includes course info sessions, career advice, free sample classes, auditions, interviews, tours of studios, performance rooms and computer labs, and enrolment help.

    For details and session bookings please email sydneytafe.music@tafensw.edu.au

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class over 3 days a week for 1 semester. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

    Find out more about VET Student Loans at http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/vet%20student%20loans/pages/vet%20student%20loans

    Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

    The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

    Find out about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    Units of Study

    CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensusAmount
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Music Industry 2018/02/192018/04/062018/04/03$1354.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Music Industry 2018/04/032018/05/182018/05/07$1354.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Music Industry 2018/05/212018/06/292018/06/04$1352.00


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CUAMGT402Administer music publishing income35
    CUAPPM403Coordinate touring arrangements140
    BSBADV510Create mass electronic media advertisements50
    CUAMGT502Develop artists and repertoire70
    BSBMKG526Develop strategies to monetise digital engagement60
    CUAPPR505Establish and maintain safe creative practice30
    CUAPUR501Establish and manage recording contracts40
    CUAMGT501Manage artists and their careers60
    CUACMP501Manage copyright arrangements20
    CUAMGT401Manage distribution of music and associated products40
    BSBPUB503Manage fundraising and sponsorship activities50
    CUAMGT403Manage licensing and assignment of works35
    CUAMKG501Manage the promotion of creative acts35
    BSBCRT501Originate and develop concepts30
    BSBMKG527Plan social media engagement50
    CUAIND402Provide freelance services30



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