Course Information

CUA60515 - Advanced Diploma of Music Industry

Effective from 01-JAN-2020 : Code C61

This nationally-recognised qualification is the second year of a two-year vocational music program at WAAPA. The course is designed for musicians wishing to expand their songwriting, instrumental (including vocal), ensemble and musicianship skills. The course also caters for students wishing to expand sound recording, designing and mixing skills. On completion of this course, a successful graduate would be expected to gain national industry recognition.


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Professional Recognition

This course has been Nationally Recognised by: Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Admission requirements

Admission requirement (Band 1)

  • Completion of Year 10 or equivalent.

English Language requirement (Band 1)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Year 10 English completion or equivalent.

Course Specific Admission Requirements

All applicants are required to have completed a Diploma qualification in music. Alternatively applicants can be considered who have extensive vocational experience in music practice. Additionally applicants must attend an audition, and attend an interview. Applicants should normally be turning at least 17 by 30th June in the year of commencing the course.

Portfolio pathway applications are not accepted for this course.

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 1 Year

Course Delivery

  • Mount Lawley: Full Time

Course Co-ordinator

Mr Michael Bernard EASTMAN

Course Structure

Students may complete a specialisation in either Performance or Sound Production.

Unit sets that can be studied as part of this course

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.