More one-on-one training than any other program
NMIT’s Advanced Diploma of Music is designed to enhance your musicianship skill and provide knowledge to succeed in the music industry.
With the guidance of our expert teachers and more one-on-one training that any other course in Australia, you can take the next step to create music you love and build your performance and audience base.
Anthony Schulz, music teacher talks about NMIT’s Music program:
Make music your career
NMIT’s Advanced Diploma of Music will give you a comprehensive spring-board to a career in performance. As a qualified musician, you can grow your avenues to perform, produce and market your work through NMIT’s established networks.
Ask us about pathways to further TAFE training or Higher Education from this qualification.
Experienced teachers from the music industry will inspire you
Be inspired and encouraged by skilled teaching staff. Our teachers are all experienced musicians and educators who continue to be involved as music industry professionals with current networks and wide-ranging experience.
Study in our state-of-the-art computer laboratories, music software and practice facilities, recording studios, and performance theatres while developing fantastic networks with other musicians and students from music business, sound production, live production, and screen and media courses.
The Certificate IV in Music forms the first year of the Advanced Diploma of Music.
International Students please note: The fees displayed below are per annum (unless course duration is less than 1 year). Please contact the International Office for the latest fees information.
About the Course
- Local Students
- International Students
- National Code: CUS60109
- CRICOS Code: 072758B
810 hours (year 2). The Advanced Diploma is a two-year course that incorporates a Certificate IV in Music within the first year of study.
Part-time not available to International Students
Modes of Delivery
Further Study and Careers
Pathways to Further Study
Students who have completed the Advanced Diploma are eligible for one full year of credit if accepted into the three-year NMIT program Bachelor of Australian Popular Music.
Graduates of these courses may gain employment as musicians, music teachers, arrangers, performers, producers or agents.
Local Students:Entrance is via VTAC Application and also requires an audition, interview and theory test at NMIT (book online). Auditions are held in from October to early December. Year one entry is at Certificate IV level. Experienced industry practitioners and/or applicants with previous qualifications at the relevant level may gain entry directly into Year 2 Advanced Diploma.
International Students:Australian Year 12 (or recognised equivalent) or relevant work experience. IELTS 5.5 or higher (or recognised equivalents). Mature Age. A recorded audition must also be supplied with your application, this may be uploaded to a website, or provided on CD.
Student assessments are based on the practical application of skills and knowledge.
Booklets for subject areas (including Year 1 Theory, sightreading), Student Handbook, CD production costs.
Local Fees:Want all the information on fees and charges? Click here to find out more, or contact NMIT on 03 9269 8400.
AU$13,000.00 per year
How to Apply:
Entrance is via VTAC only and requires an audition, interview and theory test.
Applicants will be required to book an audition/interview online between August and November, or by contacting the department.
Auditions/interviews are held from October to early December, and applicants must attend to be considered for the program.
Highly experienced practitioners may gain direct entry into the Advanced Diploma.
Please contact the Performing Arts Department to express your interest in this course.
Enrol now to save before 2014
Our fees are set to increase from 1 January, 2014. Enrol now to take advantage of our 2013 prices or contact us for more information.
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Please contact the International Office for the latest course information on +61 3 9269 1666.
Units of Study
The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.
The hours displayed are nominal, as indicated in the National Training Package. Actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|CUFCMP501A||Manage And Exploit Copyright Arrangements|
|CUSIND501A||Apply Music Knowledge And Artistic Judgement|
|CUSLED501A||Provide Instrumental Or Vocal Tuition|
|CUSMCP501A||Compose Music Using Electronic Media|
|CUSMCP602A||Extend Techniques For Arranging Music|
|CUSMKG501A||Manage The Promotion Of Creative Acts|
|CUSMLT501A||Refine Aural-Perception Skills|
|CUSMPF508A||Provide Musical Leadership In Performance|
|CUSMPF601A||Present A Music Performance|
|CUSMPF602A||Manage Stagecraft Aspects Of Performances|
|CUSMPF603A||Refine Performance Techniques And Expand Repertoire|
|CUSMPF607A||Lead Music Rehearsals|
|CUSOHS301A||Follow Occupational Health And Safety Procedures|
|CUSWRT501A||Write About Music|