Certificate IV in Music Industry

Course Code: CUA40915
Study Area:
Writing and Music

Start date: February 2020

You will learn about studio operations, digital audio production and PA assembly for live shows. Explore the world of studio recording, sound mixing and essential music industry business skills. Produce music tracks for bands or soundtracks for film, TV and multimedia.

  • Bendigo TAFE City Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - 1 year


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • • Multimedia programmer/designe• Multimedia programmer/designer • Music researcher/archivist • Record producer • Stage producer/ manager • Studio engineer/technician • Studio session musician • Writer/composer/arranger • Recording artist


Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in music performance, sound production or music business contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • All applicants will need to sit for a basic literacy and numeracy test. You will also be interviewed

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods

Learning options
  • Class room based

Key study areas
Fundamentals of sound recording, managing live sound, fundamentals of computer/digital audio production, sampling, introduction to composing music using electronic media, creative collaboration in the music industry.

Further study opportunities
  • Students completing this course can undertake further studies at the Advanced Diploma or Undergraduate level.


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,537.50
Concession - average total course fee*$507.50
Full fee - average total course fee*$6,401.75
B.   Materials average fee**$72.50
C.   Consumables average fee**$72.50
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

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