Advanced Diploma of Music Industry - CUA60515

Melbourne Polytechnic

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00724G

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use wide-ranging analytical, technical, creative, conceptual and managerial skills in their chosen field in the music industry. Their knowledge base may be specialised or broad. These individuals are sometimes accountable for group outcomes. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 15 units: 4 core
  • 11 elective


  • Implement sound designs
  • Manage stagecraft aspects of performances
  • Manage physical assets
  • Compile music for soundtracks
  • Analyse harmony
  • Investigate and design e-business solutions
  • Prepare compositions for publishing
  • Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business
  • Develop and implement strategic plans
  • Provide instrumental or vocal tuition
  • Coordinate touring arrangements
  • Develop business continuity strategy
  • Manage on-site event operations
  • Refine aural perception skills
  • Manage design realisation
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity
  • Develop crowd management plans
  • Develop organisational marketing objectives
  • Manage production of sound designs
  • Incorporate interactive technology into performance
  • Manage human resources strategic planning
  • Analyse music
  • Present a music performance
  • Lead and manage organisational change
  • Research global design trends
  • Develop and implement a business plan
  • Manage market research
  • Apply concepts of music and society to professional practice
  • Develop and manage financial systems
  • Manage knowledge and information
  • Select event venues and sites
  • Obtain and manage sponsorship
  • Engage in the business of creative practice
  • Compose music using electronic media
  • Critique cultural works
  • Develop conference programs
  • Develop and implement strategies for intellectual property management
  • Manage finances
  • Perform accompaniment
  • Implement e-business solutions
  • Develop sound designs
  • Manage volunteers
  • Manage event staging components
  • Lead music rehearsals
  • Develop, implement and monitor a marketing campaign
  • Extend techniques for composing music
  • Present live audition programs
  • Direct the integration of projects
  • Provide musical leadership in performance
  • Provide freelance services
  • Initiate and lead applied research
  • Produce sound recordings
  • Conduct musical performances
  • Manage artists and their careers
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Develop advanced vocal techniques
  • Provide tuition for composition
  • Plan and manage film and media post-production
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Develop public relations campaigns
  • Develop event concepts
  • Refine performance techniques and expand repertoire
  • Evaluate international marketing opportunities
  • Monitor compliance with copyright and licence requirements
  • Manage international marketing programs
  • Create a final sound balance
  • Develop a marketing plan
  • Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • Manage audio system control networks
  • Provide leadership across the organisation
  • Establish and manage recording contracts
  • Develop and maintain business continuity plans
  • Undertake project work
  • Manage front of house services
  • Plot and manage cues from musical scores
  • Compose music for screen
  • Write about music
  • Organise event infrastructure
  • Manage the promotion of creative acts
  • Manage innovation and continuous improvement
  • Extend techniques for arranging music
  • Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
  • Manage the marketing process
  • Contribute to organisation development
  • Develop artists and repertoire
  • Source funding for projects
  • Extend improvisation techniques
  • Research and comply with regulatory requirements
  • Manage production of sound recordings
  • Develop multi-venue event plans

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Fairfield International: $17,200 Yes
  • Full-time : 32 weeks
Fairfield International: $17,200 Yes
  • Full-time : 32 weeks

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