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Diploma of Music - CC41

The Diploma of Music is available by online study and supported through CQUni's Regional Conservatorium partnerships with Murray Conservatorium (Albury), Riverina Conservatorium (Wagga Wagga), Mitchell Conservatorium (Bathurst, Lachlan, Lithgow) and at our Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM), at CQUni Mackay. You will be supported throughout your study and undertake one-on-one instrumental tuition with highly qualified regional conservatorium staff in classical, jazz or popular music.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

8/48

DURATION

1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Cairns, Mackay, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

Audition and interview

RECOMMENDED STUDY

It is recommended that students have achieved at least an intermediate level of performance skill on their particular instrument or voice before auditioning for entry to this course.

CRICOS

0100158

The Diploma of Music is available by online study and supported through CQUni's Regional Conservatorium partnerships with Murray Conservatorium (Albury), Riverina Conservatorium (Wagga Wagga), Mitchell Conservatorium (Bathurst, Lachlan, Lithgow) and at our Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, at CQUni Mackay.

This means that you will be supported throughout your study and undertake one-on-one instrumental tuition with highly qualified regional conservatorium staff in classical, jazz or popular music. You'll also study music theory, music history, music technology and instrumental teaching.

This exciting course will expose you to a variety of learning experiences and you will benefit from hands-on experience combined with academic study in the interpretation and understanding of music.

On successful completion of the Diploma of Music, you may choose to continue your study at the second year level in one of the specialisations within the Bachelor of Music degree.

To gain entry into this course you will be required to audition.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units 4

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2020Cairns, Mackay
Term 2 - 2020Cairns, Mackay

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
MinorsUnitsDescription
Contemporary4

This minor is only available at the Mackay campus.

Jazz and Popular4

This minor is only available on the Mackay campus.

Music Studies4

This minor is only available by distance education.

Performance4

This minor is available internally on the Mackay campus and also by distance education. Students may also study MUSC11409 Principal Music Studios 1 and MUSC11410 Principal Music Studios 2 at approved regional conservatoriums in New South Wales.


COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete four core units and four units that consist of your chosen minor in either Contemporary, Jazz and Popular, Music Studies or Performance disciplines.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

No information available at this time.
No Residential School

Student Profile
If you would like to read about the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2019.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.

To find out more about the audition process and requirement, click here.

Students will be required to successfully complete an audition and interview for admission to the course.


Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students have achieved at least an intermediate level of performance skill on their particular instrument or voice before auditioning for entry to this course.

Completion of the Diploma of Music will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in roles such as a:

  • professional musician
  • studio teacher.

You may also pursue a music-related role in arts administration, communication or creative industries.

No information available at this time.
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 1. Some units may fall within Band 2 and/or 3.

Student Contribution amounts
for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan.

To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, in addition to being enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of your course of study, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study, or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder (visit homeaffairs.gov.au for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

QueenslandMKY: 860911; ONL: 860915; CNS: 860913
New South WalesONL: 160831
VictoriaONL: 1700110791
Western AustraliaONL: 150831


If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

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What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal for returning CQUni students, if you are changing your CQUni course, or you are a current or previous CQUni SUN, STEPS or VET student.

Don't forget to register for an audition
After you have submitted your application, you will need to register for an audition. You can do this by clicking on the Register for an Audition button below.

For everything you need to know about auditions at CQUniversity including any supporting documentation required, such as artistic resume and medical certificates view our auditions guidelines.

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OPTION 1: IN MOST SITUATIONS, APPLY VIA A TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE (TAC)

Whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago, you will need to submit your application for this course via a TAC.

Want to study on campus?
To apply to study this course on campus, submit your application via QTAC.

Apply via QTAC

Want to study online?
To apply to study this course online, you will need to submit your application via a TAC based on where you live. View the table below to see which TAC to apply through.

If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)
Queensland Apply via QTAC
New South Wales Apply via UAC
Victoria Apply via VTAC
Applications via VTAC are closed from 6 December 2019 to 2 January 2020. During this time, please apply directly to CQUniversity using the Apply Direct button below. Applications via VTAC re-open on 3 January 2020.
South Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Western Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Northern Territory Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Tasmania Apply via VTAC
Applications via VTAC are closed from 6 December 2019 to 2 January 2020. During this time, please apply directly to CQUniversity using the Apply Direct button below. Applications via VTAC re-open on 3 January 2020.
Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC

After you have submitted your application, you will need to register for an audition by clicking on the Register for an Audition button above.


Option 2: Are you a returning CQUni student or changing your CQUni course? Apply directly to CQUniversity
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:

  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.

After you have submitted your application, you will need to register for an audition (click on the Register for an Audition button above).

Apply direct