Advanced Diploma of Music Industry



This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use wide-ranging analytical, technical, creative, conceptual and managerial skills in their chosen field in the music industry. Their knowledge base may be specialised or broad. These individuals are sometimes accountable for group outcomes.


Entry requirements: Nil



A total of fifteen units is required: four core units and eleven elective units, of which:

This qualification provides for specialisations:

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.


Core Units

BSBIPR501 Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business

CUAMLT502 Apply concepts of music and society to professional practice

CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe professional practice

CUAPPR603 Engage in the business of creative practice


Elective Units

Group A Performance/Composition

CUALED501 Provide instrumental or vocal tuition

CUALED502 Provide tuition for composition

CUAMCP501 Compose music using electronic media

CUAMCP502 Compose music for screen

CUAMCP503 Prepare compositions for publishing

CUAMCP601 Extend techniques for arranging music

CUAMCP602 Extend techniques for composing music

CUAMLT501 Refine aural perception skills

CUAMLT601 Analyse music

CUAMLT602 Analyse harmony

CUAMPF507 Provide musical leadership in performance

CUAMPF601 Present a music performance

CUAMPF602 Manage stagecraft aspects of performances

CUAMPF603 Refine performance techniques and expand repertoire

CUAMPF604 Extend improvisation techniques

CUAMPF605 Develop advanced vocal techniques

CUAMPF606 Conduct musical performances

CUAMPF607 Lead music rehearsals

Group B Sound Production

CUAMPF502 Incorporate interactive technology into performance

CUAPPM604 Plan and manage film and media post-production

CUASOU403 Manage audio system control networks

CUASOU503 Develop sound designs

CUASOU504 Produce sound recordings

CUASOU505 Implement sound designs

CUASOU506 Create a final sound balance

CUASOU507 Compile music for soundtracks

CUASOU601 Manage production of sound designs

CUASOU602 Manage production of sound recordings

Group C Business

BSBEBU501 Investigate and design e-business solutions

BSBEBU502 Implement e-business solutions

BSBFIM601 Manage finances

BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan

BSBMKG603 Manage the marketing process

BSBMKG605 Evaluate international marketing opportunities

BSBMKG606 Manage international marketing programs

BSBMKG607 Manage market research

BSBMKG608 Develop organisational marketing objectives

BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan

BSBMKG610 Develop, implement and monitor a marketing campaign

BSBPUB402 Develop public relations campaigns

CUAFIM501 Source funding for projects

CUAFOH501 Manage front of house services

CUAMGT501 Manage artists and their careers

CUAMGT502 Develop artists and repertoire

CUAMKG501 Manage the promotion of creative acts

CUAPPM403 Coordinate touring arrangements

CUAPUR501 Establish and manage recording contracts

SITXEVT501 Develop conference programs

SITXEVT502 Select event venues and sites

SITXEVT503 Manage event staging components

SITXEVT504 Organise event infrastructure

SITXEVT505 Manage on-site event operations

SITXEVT602 Develop event concepts

SITXEVT606 Develop crowd management plans

SITXEVT607 Develop multi-venue event plans

SITXGLC501 Research and comply with regulatory requirements

SITXMPR501 Obtain and manage sponsorship

Group D General

BSBCON601 Develop and maintain business continuity plans

BSBCRT601 Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity

BSBCUE501 Develop business continuity strategy

BSBDES601 Manage design realisation

BSBDES602 Research global design trends

BSBHRM602 Manage human resources strategic planning

BSBINM601 Manage knowledge and information

BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change

BSBIPR601 Develop and implement strategies for intellectual property management

BSBLIB513 Monitor compliance with copyright and license requirements

BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation

BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement

BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development

BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

BSBPMG601 Direct the integration of projects

BSBRES801 Initiate and lead applied research

BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields

CUAIND402 Provide freelance services

CUAMPF503 Perform accompaniment

CUAMPF506 Present live audition programs

CUARES502 Critique cultural works

CUASMT506 Plot and manage cues from musical scores

CUAWRT503 Write about music

FNSORG602 Develop and manage financial systems

SITXFIN601 Manage physical assets

SITXHRM502 Manage volunteers