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Undergraduate Certificate in Music - CM27

Whether you want to upskill or enhance your employability in the music industry, the Undergraduate Certificate in Music will provide you with fundamental skills and knowledge to suit your career goals.

This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Gaduate package and is Commonwealth supported in 2021. The indicative student contribution fee for eligible students starting and completing this course in 2021 is $3972.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/24

DURATION

0.5 years full-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

PREREQUISITES

Phone interview

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Year 12 studies in music or the equivalent private music study in your chosen instrument or voice.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Music will provide you with fundamental skills and knowledge in the discipline of music, to enhance your employability or upskill in your career. 

Conveniently packaged as a short course adapted from CQUni's current Bachelor of Music, you will explore music styles and language while learning from academic staff with longstanding experience in the creative industries. 

During the course, you will study aspects of western art-music tradition and contemporary popular music styles. You will learn important techniques for songwriting in contemporary popular styles to develop skills in writing lyrics and music for a song as well as gain a detailed introduction to music sequencing and sampling using industry recognised software, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), software synthesizers, audio loops and recording. Upon completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Music, students can audition to articulate into CQUniversity's Bachelor of Music.

Study online and enjoy the flexibility to fit study around your commitments, and choose between full-time and part-time study options. This course has one intake only, Term 1, 2021. 

Commencing new students can take advantage of reduced student contribution fees in 2021. Please note, students are required to complete the course in 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported under the Job Ready Graduates Package funding from the Australian Government, and would be charged at a full fee, paying place.  

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete a total of 4 core units.

Core Units:

  • MUSC11405 Language of Modern Music 1
  • MUSC11411 Music Styles & Analysis 1
  • MUSC11380 Introduction to Songwriting
  • MUSC11401 Digital Music Applications (Students may be required to own a computer with an approved Digital Audio Workstation)

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.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Student Profile
The Undergraduate Certificate in Music is a new course in 2021.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2020 view our Institute Profile.

Entry is by interview.

The applicant will have an interview, by phone or zoom, with the Head of Course in order for their application to be processed.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

Year 12 studies in music or the equivalent private music study in your chosen instrument or voice.

Graduates from the Undergraduate Certificate in Music from CQUniversity will have developed fundamental skills and knowledge for application in the music and professional upskilling for life-long learning.

Completion of this Undergraduate Certificate in Music will provide you with a pathway to the Bachelor of Music (Specialisation) at CQUniversity.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.

Undergraduate Certificate 2021 Fees
This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates funding package and is Commonwealth supported in 2021.

Please note, students eligible for a Commonwealth supported place are required to complete all four units of study in 2021. Any remaining units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported and full tuition fees would be payable as a full fee paying student.

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 2

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 by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. 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.

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.

No information available at this time.
Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

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If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one. International students can apply for a USI once in Australia.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

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Applications for Term 1, 2021 have been extended and will now close on Friday, 5 March 2021.

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