Let your passion for music shine
Take the next step in creating the music you love by building your musicianship skills and knowledge. NMIT’s Certificate IV in Music Performance is designed to train musicians for improved musicianship while gaining extensive experience in performance and preparing you for Industry and/or further study.
More one-on-one training than any other program
Throughout the program, you will receive intense one-on-one tuition on your principal instrument, and be given the opportunity to gain work experience in the music industry as part of your training. You will also network extensively with other musicians and students from music business, live production, sound production, and screen and media courses, helping you establish long lasting professional relationships from your first day.
Ask us about pathways to further TAFE training or Higher Education from this qualification.
Experienced teachers from the music industry will inspire you
NMIT’s Certificate IV in Music will give you the opportunity to create, practice and produce music in our state-of-the-art rehearsal facilities, recording studios, computer laboratories, and performance theatres at our picturesque campuses.
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
Can you demonstrate current skills in Music Performance? Why not apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and fast track your qualification.
This Certificate IV in Music Performance forms the first year of the Advanced Diploma of Music Performance.
About the Course
- Local Students
- International Students
- National Code: CUS40109
- CRICOS Code: 072764D
Part-time music studies include some units taken off campus, online, as well as Tuesday nights on-campus, and various flexible options. A midyear intake is available for part-time online entry. Check out our part-time study options here.
Part-time not available to International Students
Modes of Delivery
Further Study and Careers
Pathways to Further Study
Students can continue their studies and do the Advanced Diploma of Music or the Bachelor of Music.
Graduates may seek employment in the music industry as 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. Experienced industry practitioners and/or applicants with previous qualifications at the relevant level may gain entry directly into Year 2 Advanced Diploma of Music. Check out our part-time study options here.
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 tasks.
Sight Reading The Rhythm book; Principal Instrument 1 study guide; Contemporary Music Theory 1A; Technical Work book (instrument specific); Contemporary Music Theory 1B
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.
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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 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.
|CUESOU03C||Operate Professional Audio Equipment|
|CUFCMP301A||Implement Copyright Arrangements|
|CUSIND301B||Work Effectively In The Music Industry|
|CUSMCP401A||Develop Techniques For Arranging Music|
|CUSMLT302A||Develop And Apply Aural-Perception Skills|
|CUSMLT403A||Analyse Functional Harmony|
|CUSMPF401A||Rehearse Music For Group Performances|
|CUSMPF405A||Develop Instrumental Techniques|
|CUSMPF406A||Perform Music As A Soloist|
|CUSMPF408A||Develop Performance Techniques On A Second Instrument|
|CUSMPF410A||Perform Music From Written Notation|
|CUSOHS301A||Follow Occupational Health And Safety Procedures|