Diploma of Music

Course Code: CUA50820

Duration

4 terms (1 year)

Fees *

$7360 (Adult Students)

$4640 (High School Students)

$14,400 (International Students)

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Intake Dates

January, July

QCE points and ATAR equivalents

Receive up to 8 credit points (QCE)

ATAR equivalents vary depending on the institution

*Find out if you’re eligible for subsidy/funding here

I’m currently studying music at the Griffith Conservatorium of Music and strongly believe the Diploma of Music was a necessary step to take before I started my bachelors.

Is this course for me?

The Certificate III in Music is designed for adults and highschoolers who would like to refine their musical ability and further expand their musical knowledge.

Individuals wanting to study the Diploma of Music should have specialised knowledge and music skills and can apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts.

What will I learn?

In this course you will learn to refine your music theory and performance skills, expand your repertoire, develop concert programs and leadership skills. Course content will also cover management of freelance career, writing and implementing business plans as well as administering copyright of compositions.

Specific course units have been listed below (Table 1).

 

Structure of the course

 

The duration of Certificate III in Music is one year (4 terms of 9 weeks).

Adult students will be required to come in for two full days per week. In total, the students should be spending 20 hours on instructions. Extra time will be given to student for private practice, rehearsals and performances per week.

*Highschool students will either undertake the qualification at school (9 week school terms), or attend our campus one to two days a week (9 week terms). Additional hours per week will be allocated to private practice, rehearsals, performances and attendance of concerts.

Distant adult and highschool students do not have a set due date for completion of their course, however we recommend these students to set an individual deadline for themselves (~1 year). Our External Representative staff will stay in contact with these students to confirm their progress. *Distant Grade 12 students wanting to use their Certificate IV in Music to add to their QCE points or support their University entry, should be finishing the course before QCAA submissions end in early November.

*Only students with outstanding skills in their musical instrument/voice may gain entry. This course is not recommended for grade 12 students, as the course study will clash with units 3 and 4 of QCAA content. 

Highschool Students

This course is not recommended for grade 12 students, as the course study will clash with units 3 and 4 of QCAA content. 

QCE points

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

  • Certificate IV in Music – up to 8 credit points

ATAR equivalents

The ATAR equivalent to a Certificate IV will vary depending on the university/institution you want to gain entry into. Please visit the university or institution’s website for more information.

Entry Requirements

Domestic Students International Students
  • Submit documents supporting your skill level and experience in music to the Trainer

  • Participate in an audition process: this process will determine your aural skills, music knowledge and performance techniques

  • For the audition, prepare two contrasting pieces.
  • Submit documents supporting your skill level and experience in music to the Trainer
  • Provide evidence of English proficiency (minimum achieved of 5.0 IELTS) and successful completion of senior schooling (school reports, academic records, instrumental/singing tuition) *If you cannot provide evidence of english proficiency, you must sit a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) quiz organised by the college.
  • Participate in an audition process: this process will determine your aural skills, music knowledge and performance techniques

Your individual talent in music will be recognised and fostered, and learning goals will be established to enable you to become an integral part of a group performance and the music industry.

RPL

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Qualification Units

Code Unit of Competency Title
CUACMP511 Manage copyright arrangements
CUAIND412 Provide freelance services
CUAIND512 Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
CUAMWB401 Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries
CUAMPF416 Perform music as a soloist
CUAMPF513 Perform solo accompaniment
CUAMPF411 Rehearse music for group performances
CUAMPF412 Develop and apply stagecraft skills
CUAMPF515 Develop instrumental techniques and expand repertoire
CUAMCP412 Compose musical pieces
CUAMLT402 Articulate ideas about music
CUAMPF420 Perform music from written notation
CUAMLT511 Refine aural-perception and memory skills
 BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
CUAWRT503 Write about music
CUAMPF414 Perform music as part of a group

 

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