Diploma of Music/Bachelor of Contemporary Music
TAFE Queensland - Coomera (Performance)

Course outline

Do you dream of performing your music at Splendour in the Grass, or Byron Bay Bluesfest? Want to experiment with your laptop, your voice, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards (or any other instrument), with other like-minded creatives? Are you a songwriter who needs access to state-of-the art recording and production facilities? Do you aspire to teach music and nurture the passion of young students in schools or establish your own teaching studio? The Diploma of Music Industry / Bachelor of Contemporary Music prepares you for a portfolio career in music – the multi-faceted career pathway that is now most common for contemporary musicians. Tailor your degree towards your area of interest, whether it’s production, performance, songwriting or other professional areas of the music industry. You will learn using state-of-the-art facilities at Coomera, taught by lecturers who are practising musicians with strong industry links. Coomera students will have access to four soundproof rehearsal rooms with a vocal PA and backline gear and a live performance space with a full line array sound system and professional lighting rig. Our main studio is a world-class recording facility with an SSL Duality mixing desk, offering the best in analogue and digital recording. All students participate in collaborative, practical music-making activities throughout the degree. An extensive ensemble program includes small and large repertoire-focused groups and student-led project bands. Students write, arrange, rehearse, record and perform a wide range of music, and are encouraged to develop their own creative projects.


Applicants offered a place in the diploma course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. Fee subsidies and VET Student Loans may be available to eligible applicants for study in the diploma, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for more information. This dual award qualification is delivered in partnership with Southern Cross University. 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

Fixed closing date

For performance specialisation only: 6 December 2024 for semester 1, 2025 entry. To be considered after these dates, interested applicants should contact the relevant TAFE Queensland campus directly on 1300 308 233.

Additional entry requirements

For performance specialisation only: audio demo/portfolio submission is required separate to the QTAC application. TAFE Queensland, Coomera 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 TAFE Queensland, Coomera on 1300 308 233 for audition/interview requirements.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

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, 2024

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Music industry professional, vocalist, musician, assistant sound engineer, stage manager, producer, live engineer, performer, songwriter, sound engineer, musical director, music educator, band and venue manager, publicist.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025


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Level of Qualification
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Course Duration

3 years On campus with some online

Gold Coast