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Certificate IV in Music Business

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This course is designed for people who want to work in the music industry.

If you want to work in the music industry, we can help you turn your passion into a profession.

Music SA’s Certificate IV in Music Business is aimed at developing your career path and business model. Whether you are an artist, interested in being a promoter, wanting to manage an act, or more, this course offers input from strong mentors in the field, helping you on your way to becoming one of our next “music-preneurs”.

This course has a focus on :

  • New Business Models
  • Successful Entrepreneurs
  • Sustainable Career Development
  • Utilizing Business Mentors

Full-time, Day hours        Starts 10 March 2015 for 26 weeks

Part-time, Evening hours   Starts 28 April, full Cert IV in Music Business over 2 year period. Details TBA soon.

Join us at our new home in St Paul’s Creative Centre (200 Pulteney St), and get your music industry career on its way.


For further details, contact Music SA’s Head of Training, Nev De Boar at or call 0401 092 271.


Commencement Dates:

Full-time, Day hours:
26 Weeks commencing 10 March

Mondays 9:30am to 3:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesdays 9:30am to 12:30pm



St Paul’s Creative Centre
200 Pulteney St
Adelaide SA 5000
(corner of Flinders St)

Nationally Accredited Units of Competency and Nominal Hours:

BSBSMB405A – Monitor and manage small business operations (45)
CUFCMP301A – Implement Copyright Arrangements (20)
CUSIND301B – Work Effectively In The Music Industry (35)
CUSUHS301A – Follow Occupational Health & Safety Procedures (10)
CUSEVT301A – Book Performance Venues (35)
BSBCRT402A – Collaborate in a creative process (40)
CUSIND401A – Develop specialist expertise in the music industry (40)
CUSMGT403A – Manage Licensing of Music (35)
CUSMKG301A – Assist with the promotion of creative acts (35)
BSBEBU401A – Review and maintain a website (50)
CUSMKG301A – Assist with the promotion of creative acts (35)
SITXMPR001A – Coordinate the production of brochures and marketing materials (60)
BSBMKG413A – Promote Products and Services (40)
BSBMKG414A – Undertake Marketing Activities (50)

SACE Credits:

75 Credits at Stage 2

Pre-course experience or pre-requisites:

Students will be required to have completed studies at Certificate I and/or Certificate II level OR have completed year 10 (do not have to be current school students). The course focus is on Music Business. As such students do not need to be musicians themselves, but have an interest in the music industry as a career. Musicans are also encouraged to participate, as these are the same skills they will need to pursue their own careers as a self managed artist in the modern music industry.

Pathways into the qualification:

Certificate III qualification in Music Business, Certificate III in marketing or business management (e.g. BSB30107 Certificate III in Business) vocational experience in marketing or business management, but without formal marketing or business management qualifications with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification.

Course Cost: $4950.00

Please note: all courses have minimum enrolments that must be achieved for courses to proceed. Unit selection may be subject to change.