Certificate III in Music

Course Code: CUA30920

Why study Certificate III in Music?

The Certificate III in Music will help you develop your technical skills as a musician, learn to prepare for performances and perform both as a soloist, or as part of a group.

You will also learn about working in the music industry and the importance of copyright.

The course is designed for young people who have a love of music and some practical skills as a musician. Individual interests in music will be fostered and learning goals established to enable you to gain necessary skills in musicianship with support provided by your chosen specialist, as you focus on one instrument.

Students are required to undertake extra hours that will consist of practice time, study time and performances. Students have an optional two-week grace period at the end of term 4 to complete and submit assessments.

Some students may be eligible for a Government subsidy on fees. 

Duration: 4 terms of 9 weeks with 6 hours of instructions per week

Delivery: Local or Distance study

Entry Requirements

  • Some practical skills as a musician
  • Audition: Your trainer will gather evidence through an audition process before enrolment. The audition process will determine your aural skills, music knowledge and experience and performance techniques. Your individual talent in music will be recognised and fostered and learning goals established to enable you to become an integral part of a group performance and the music industry

Qualification Units

Code Unit of Competency Title
CUAIND314 Plan a career in the creative arts industry
CUACMP311 Implement copyright arrangements
CUAIND313 Work effectively in the music industry
CUAMLT311 Develop and apply aural perception skills
BSBCRT311 Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment
CUAMCP311 Create simple musical compositions
CUAMPF311 Develop technical skills for musical  performance
CUAMPF412 Develop and apply stagecraft skills
CUAMPF414 Perform music as part of a group
CUAMPF312 Prepare for musical performances
CUAMLT313 Develop musical notation skills


Fees and Charges

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Experiencing financial hardships? You may be eligible for funding

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The qualifications also provide credit points to the Queensland Certificate of Education. Current credit points:

  • Certificate III in Music – up to 7 credit points


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