Diploma of Music
CQUniversity - Cairns

Course outline

The Diploma of Music allows students to focus on a broad range of music styles including western art music, jazz or contemporary music. This exciting course will expose students to a variety of learning experiences including performance tuition to develop their solo performance skills and academic study in the interpretation and understanding of music. This means that students will be supported throughout their study and undertake one-on-one instrumental tuition with highly qualified regional conservatorium staff either through video tuition as an online student or on-campus at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM), at CQUniversity Mackay. Students will learn foundational aspects of the language of music and gain practical music studies focusing on repertoire and technical work in their chosen instrument, voice or composition. Upon completion, students may choose to continue their study at the second year level in CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Music.
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Other requirements

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Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Audition

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must apply to the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music for an audition. To submit an audition request, visit cqu.edu.au/auditions or phone the Conservatorium on (07) 4940 7800.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Professional musician or studio teacher.
Students may also pursue a music-related role in arts administration, communication or creative industries.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$8016 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1 year Full time or 2 years Part time

Cairns & Far North Queensland