Are you made for music? Delivered at AC Sydney Campus or in a flexible online option, this nationally recognised qualification is suitable for people who have had some previous vocal or instrumental training or experience. The Diploma of Music Industry extends existing skills and has a greater emphasis on providing leadership training for the your chosen field of musical expression.
The Diploma of Music Industry will build invaluable theory and skills in: performance, improvisation, song writing, chart reading, arranging, recording and music directing. With 14 electives to choose from, you can also specialise in an area you are passionate about, whether it be writing music for film or teaching music or advanced audio engineering.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
AC has an RPL option for people who have already done years of practical worship experience, but perhaps haven’t had the formal qualifications that acknowledge the commitment and hard work. This is an opportunity to recognise prior experience, further refine musical gifts, and continue to serve the church. Students apply for RPL and then participate in a special 5-day RPL intensive delivery mode. For more information please see our RPL Application process.
This course comprises 16 units of competency to be completed over 1 year full time or 2 years part time and consists of:
- 4 Core units
- 12 Elective units
To be awarded the Diploma of Music Industry, students must show competency in 4 core and 12 elective units.
Essential Requirements: Nil.
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 http://www.usi.gov.au/ for details and to secure your USI.
Delivery Mode: On campus/Online/RPL
Duration: 1 year ft/2 years pt
Intakes: 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.
VET Student Loans are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements to assist in financing studies. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth.
For students who cannot access government loans, an alternative option is Study Loans, a private student loan provider. To learn more about VET loans provided by Study Loans, click here.
Course Learning Outcomes
Not applicable for VET courses.
“The diploma of music industry is an amazing course and definitely challenged me and grew my musical ability. From furthering my skills in my instrument through weekly chapels and class performances, growing in my aural skills, and gaining a better understanding of the music industry, this course will certainly push you to excel as a musician. Part of the reason I chose to do this course was because it was the music industry but delivered in a Christian context. The lecturers themselves are such great people that have so much knowledge and skill. Classes provide opportunities to ask questions and lecturers deliver the content in such a clear and effective way! It gives you such a good understanding of the music industry. I highly recommend this course!”
Diploma of Music Industry student
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.
For more information on the suite of student support services available, please see our Student Services section.
Course Code: CUA50815 RTO National code: 90525 Legal name: Alphacrucis College Limited CRICOS Course Code: 093681M