Diploma of Music (Performance specialisation)/Bachelor of Creative Industries (Contemporary Music Practice)
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

In the diploma course students will hone their skills in music composition and develop techniques for arranging music. Students will also learn how to develop programs for performance, prepare and perform live auditions, and develop skills to manage copyright arrangements and provide freelance services. The Bachelor of Creative Industries (Contemporary Music Practice) aims to give students a thorough grounding in 21st Century contemporary music practice. It covers music composition, performance, and theory, with embedded analytical studies of historical, cultural and technological applications in commercial contexts. It focuses on the nurturing and developing of a holistic, creative and entrepreneurial approach to music making, in order to prepare the student with the best chance of success in a highly competitive and global marketplace.


Applicants offered a place in the diploma who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans are available to eligible applicants for study in the diploma, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for information. The degree course is delivered by TAFE Queensland in partnership with the University of Canberra. The degree is a Commonwealth supported place.

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age; Audition

Fixed closing date

QTAC applications for the diploma performance specialisation close: 2 December 2022 for entry to semester 1, 2023. To be considered after this date, interested applicants should contact the relevant TAFE Queensland campus directly on 1300 308 233.

Additional entry requirements

Entry to the diploma performance specialisation requires a successful audition/interview. Audio demo/portfolio submission is separate to the QTAC application. TAFE Queensland will send out official correspondence inviting audio demo/portfolio submission once the QTAC application has been submitted. Applicants will be contacted if they are required to attend an audition. Contact the TAFE Queensland campus for audition/interview requirements.

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

Music industry professional, vocalist, musician, composer, music producer, music teacher, sound engineer.

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Level of Qualification
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Classroom based learning
Course Duration

3 years Classroom based learning