Course Information

CUA60520 - Advanced Diploma of Music

Effective from 01-JAN-2022 : Code C77

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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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

One or more of the specialisations in this course has admission requirements. Refer to the specialisation for more information.

Portfolio pathway applications are not accepted for this course.

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 1 Year

Course Delivery

  • Mount Lawley: Full Time

Non standard timetable requirements

Students may be required to attend evening and weekend rehearsals and performances.

Course Co-ordinator

Mr Vincenzo CREA

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.