Creative Arts

Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Playing or performing music
  • Sound recording
  • Working in the music industry

Certificate II in Music

This course offers a gateway into Centrals music courses and a peek in the door of our music industry. This course will encourage and enhance your musical skills for technical production and/or musical performance

Course Overview

Course Code:D353 (National ID: CUS20109) 
Careers:Musician, Further study opportunities in music  

Six months, (1 semester).  Approximately 14 hours per week running over 3 days.

How:Full time, Fee for service 

Intake:Semester 1 
International study available:No 
Online study available:No 
Uni pathway available:No 

About the course

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With this course, you choose the musical focus you wish to have.

Through our technical production units you will focus on the equipment and procedures used in recording and mixing musicians/band within Central's highly equipped recording studios. You will also learn how to set up and operate small PA systems in a live sound environment.

The performance units will have you working in ensembles and developing original material as well as the opportunity to perform live and create a music demo, perform in our industry standard venue and recording studios.

You'll use our fully equipped mac labs to introduce you to the world of Digital Audio Workststions for creating and editing music utilising a range of software applications.

By studying music at Central you'll benefit from the best facilities and musical heritage in Western Australia.
Since 1996 Central's music graduates have gone on to form bands such as Birds of Tokyo and work with bands such as Gyroscope, Karnivool and Eskimo Joe all under the guidance of our industry experienced lecturers.

This course is generally offered in semester one and delivered as a 16 week fee for service program.

For more information about applying for this course, contact Central via email: or by calling (08) 9202 4757.

Where this course can lead you

A career in music is exciting and challenging and could see you achieve great things across the world. While it is a competitive industry to break in to Central will provide you with the skills in musical performance needed to unleash your creativity and outshine the rest.

Your Certificate II in Music prepares you for roles such as:

  • Musician

  • Further study opportunities in music or sound production

Skills you will gain from this course

Central's music qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to the music industry's trends and practices.

By the end of the course you will have enhanced your abilities to:

  • perform music

  • play music or sing

  • develop a demo recording

  • use technical equipment and computers

  • record and transform sound

  • prepare yourself for performance.

The Diploma of Music or Sound Producetion will increase your skills in musical performance and/or sound production.

Connected with industry


At Central we place an emphasis on quality training, that is why we ensure our lecturers are music professionals. So you gain the best learning experience possible from like-minded passionate musicians.

Our music qualifications are delivered in state of the art facilities designed to mimic real life studio environments and music venues.


Our Music Industry Partners
WAM has employed Central graduates
in the past and representatives speak
to our music students about the
Western Australian music industry.


APRA provides music course advice and guest speakers to Central.

Sunset Events
Sunset Events have provided
work placements to students in the
past and have employed Central graduates.

Course Structure

Plan:D353 - CU1510 - FEES 16 
Description:Complete 8 unit: 3 core and 5 elective units 

Available Groups

Title: GROUP 01 - UNITS

Description: All student to complete the units listed below

NumberNational IDTitle
D0887BSBOHS201AParticipate in OHS processes
D1026BSBWOR203AWork effectively with others
D1136CUFIND201ADevelop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
D1595CUESOU07BApply a general knowledge of audio to work activities
D1614CUETGE15BHandle physical elements during bump in/bump out
D2907CUSMLT201ADevelop and apply musical ideas and listening skills
D2921CUSMPF201APlay or sing simple musical pieces
D2956CUSSOU201AAssist with sound recordings

Getting into this course

Entrance Requirements

In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate developed communication skills.

This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement.


The Application Process

This course is delivered full time or through a fee for service model, and applying for the course is different with each option.

Full time:

Apply nowThis course is being offered in Semester 1, 2016 and applications are now open.

Apply online here

Find out more information about the process to apply, enrol and pay. 


For more information about applying for this course contact Carolina Cangemi via email: or phone (08) 9202 4757.


Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.

Find out more here

Fee information

This is a fee for service course, costing $1800.

Paying your fees

You will be  expected to pay your course fees in full at the time of enrolment.

Fees can be paid at our student services offices at any of Central’s campuses. You can also pay by credit card over the phone, however, if you wish to pay by instalments, you will need to make your first payment in person and sign the payment plan terms and conditions.

Assistance may be available for those students experiencing financial hardship.

Find out more details about payment options


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