CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry - RPL

This nationally accredited Music Industry course offers students the opportunity to hone their musical gift. This course is delivered in English and is overseen by Program Director Jonah Peacock.

Course Description

Qualifications you deserve + rewarding growth + valuable connections

Been involved in worship ministry for over 5 years?  Make all of that hard work count and set yourself up for an even more fruitful future. This is the last chance anyone will have to do the Diploma of Music Industry as an RPL Intensive, as the award is shifting from VET to Higher Education in 2021.

Upon approved application, an RPL Evidence Checklist will be sent to you. Gather the required evidence and submit it prior to the intensive week.

The intensive is delivered at AC Sydney Campus. Flights and accommodation are provided for interstate or regional students (subject to terms and conditions). Alongside the RPL evidence submitted, several assessments will be done during the intensive which will complete the course. 16 units make up the Diploma of Music Industry, and electives are predetermined for this version of the award.

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Course Structure

This course comprises 16 units of competency to be completed:

  • 4 Core units
  • 12 Elective units (predetermined)

To be awarded the Diploma of Music Industry, students must show competency in 4 core and 12 elective units.


Unit code Unit name Unit description
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts

Unleash your creative-side in this unit which gets you thin…

CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements

It's one thing to have some understanding of copyrig…

CUAIND402 Provide freelance services

Promote your professional services on music industry pla…

CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice

"WHS is boring" I hear you say?  Well I won&…

Elective / Compulsory
CUAMCP401 Develop techniques for arranging music

A significant role for every M.D. (music director) is to…

CUAMCP402 Develop techniques for composing music

Writing music is not just for the "naturally gifted…

CUAMLT501 Refine aural perception skills

Refined aural skills are essential for singers and music…

CUAMPF401 Rehearse music for group performances

Often, we as musicians/singers are not performing alone.…

CUAMPF404 Perform music as part of a group

Following the personal and group rehearsals comes the perfo…

CUAMPF504 Perform improvisation for audiences

Taking improvisation to the next stage.  As singers…

CUAMPF505 Develop technical skills and expand repertoire

It's time to take your instrumental or vocal skills …

CUAMPF507 Provide musical leadership in performance

Band leaders, music directors, worship leaders, lead sin…

CUASOU405 Record sound

Recording music is SO common place... but what isn't…

CUASOU409 Mix recorded music

Recording music is the first part of a longer process.&n…

MINPAS402 Work in a ministry team

This unit covers the skills necessary to work as a part of …

MINTHE401 Investigate and apply a Christian Theology

This unit equips students to understand their Faith and how…

For more details on which subjects you can choose, see the current enrolment guide for this course.

Entry Requirements

Essential Requirements: 5 years of music experience and  RPL checklist completed.

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 Certificate OR Competence at or above Exit Level 3 in Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy. (An ACSF level test can be arranged through AC upon application).

Recommended Requirements: For prospective students from a non-English speaking background, an IELTS Score of 5.5 (or demonstrate equivalent English proficiency) is recommended.

Professional Requirements: Current and historic vocal/instrumental experience is required. This might include any of the following: - Private Instrumental/Vocal Lessons - Group Instrumental/Vocal Lessons - Involvement in a Band/Ensemble - Involvement in a Church Worship Team - Study of Music at School - Attendance at Music/Worship Conference/Workshop/Seminar An audition (in person, or by video) is required for entrance to this award, to demonstrate your current level of instrumental/vocal competence. Do not let this discourage you; if your skills aren’t quite up to this level we recommend our Cert III in Music Industry.

Additional Requirements: This program requires a government issued Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. See for details and to secure your USI.

Study Modes

Delivery Mode: On campus - RPL           
Dates: 28th September - 2nd October, 2020
: By Term 

Fees & Timetable

A complete Fee Schedule for all Alphacrucis programs and courses can be found in our Fees Information section.

You can access the full list of AC’s timetables here.

Government loans are unavailable for this course. For more information, please visit the Financing Your Study and Fees pages.

Course Learning Outcomes

Not applicable for VET courses.

Alumni Stories

“I absolutely adore AC. I have learned more than I could ever expect, and I have been inspired and challenged on a whole different level. What I love most is that the environment is so friendly, I feel at home. It’s amazing to wake up in the morning knowing that I’ll be going to a place where I can pursue my passion, a place where I know I’m appreciated and loved.”

Gretchen Johnson,

Music Graduate

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Student Services

For more information on the suite of student support services available, please see our Student Services section.

Career Opportunities

In these creative fields, the possibilities for your vocation are endless. Become a musician, a song-writer, a creative writer, work in production or audiography, worship lead in your church, teach music to others, or start your own collective for creatives everywhere.

Course Codes

Course Code: CUA50815    RTO National code: 90525    Legal name: Alphacrucis College Limited    CRICOS Course Code: 093681M