Certificate III in Music Industry - CUA30915

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This course provides foundation training for developing musicians and producers for the commercial music industry. Students will gain experience and expertise by studying under the supervision and guidance of industry professionals in an environment of learning at your own pace with access to industry standard equipment and studios. Specialist streams in Performance or Sound Production.


3 core units plus 8 electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Write content for a range of media; Promote innovation in a team environment; Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge; Implement copyright arrangements; Make a music demo; Process and monitor event registrations; Develop technical skills in performance; Develop basic audio skills and knowledge; Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media; Write simple documents; Migrate to new technology; Set up information and communications technology for the micro business; Work effectively in the creative arts industry; Maintain interactive content; Perform music as part of a group; Design and produce text documents; Prepare for performances; Contribute to health and safety of self and others; Work effectively with diversity; Develop improvisation skills; Perform basic sound editing; Notate music; Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; Organise schedules; Plan a career in the creative arts industry; Author interactive sequences; Assist with marketing and promotion; Plan a home based business; Purchase goods and services; Undertake live audio operations; Create electronic presentations; Repair and maintain audio equipment; Coordinate on-site event registrations; Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business; Investigate micro business opportunities; Record and mix a basic music demo; Develop a micro business proposal; Provide information and assistance; Install and disassemble audio equipment; Operate basic lighting; Provide seating and ticketing services; Mix sound in a broadcasting environment; Prepare audio assets; Restore audio tracks; Manage audio input sources; Compose simple songs or musical pieces; Incorporate technology into music making; Usher patrons; Contribute to backup accompaniment; Create and use databases; Operate sound reinforcement systems; Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice; Recommend products and services; Maintain business resources; Produce desktop published documents; Work effectively in the music industry; Deliver and monitor a service to customers; Provide event staging support; Produce spreadsheets; Analyse soundtracks; Book performance venues; Compile and replay audio material; Determine resource requirements for the micro business; Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication; Mix music in a studio environment; Write song lyrics; Organise finances for the micro business; Design and produce business documents; Organise workplace information; Perform music as a soloist; Use advanced features of computer applications; Maintain financial records; Provide first aid; Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills; Incorporate music technology into performance; Source and apply information on the history and theory of design; Produce and prepare photo images; Process customer complaints; Work effectively in a business continuity context; Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music; Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols; Develop and maintain stagecraft skills; Work safely in the construction industry; Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement; Administer bookings for rehearsals and performances; Utilise a knowledge management system

Further information:

It is assumed that applicants are able to play an instrument or sing at a level which would enable satisfactory performance in a band situation at a basic level.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Katherine Rural No info
Nhulunbuy Campus No info
CDU Sydney No info
Alice Springs No info
Casuarina No info
CDU Waterfront Darwin No info
Palmerston No info
CDU Melbourne No info
Jabiru Centre No info
Tennant Creek Centre No info
Katherine Town Centre No info
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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