Creative Arts

Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Managing music events
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Music marketing

Advanced Diploma of Music Business

Combine your passion for music with business skills in this exciting industry. Learn to develop, maintain and implement strategic and operational plans, negotiate and manage contracts and plan and manage music events.

Course Overview

Course Code:D365 (National ID: CUS60309) 
Careers:Artist Manager, Tour Manager 

One year (2 semesters) full time after completion of the Diploma.

How:Full time 

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

About the course

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This course follows on from the Diploma of Music Business. It provides the opportunity for you to develop and manage music projects in the area of recording, performance, marketing, management and publishing.

Based at Central's Leederville campus, you will have access to state of the art recording and rehearsal studios, a live performance venue and a suite of offices.

During the course you will develop a business plan and also focus on the development of a project plan and funding.

You will then manage the project and complete and evaluate the project in the final stage.

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.

View our brochure to see the career pathways for our music production courses.

Where this course can lead you

Careers in the music industry are very competitive. Central's courses will provide you with the technical skills and creative capabilities to think outside the box and increase your employment prospects.

Your Advanced Diploma of Music Business prepares you for roles such as:

  • Artist Manager

  • Music Project Manager

  • Tour Administrator

  • Music Licensing Manager

  • Music Marketing Manager

  • Artist & Repertoire Assistant

  • Distribution Administrator

Upon completion of this course you can also gain direct entry in to one of Western Australia's leading Universities with Central's Pathways to University program.

Skills you will gain from this course

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

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • develop, maintain and implement strategic and operational plans

  • negotiate and manage contracts

  • plan and manage music events.

You can also choose to develop a range of performance and/or music technology skills. Your Advanced Diploma of Music Business gives you the skills to begin an exciting career in music business or move onto further study.

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.

We have also assessed the software and practices this industry uses and replicated it within Central. That is why our music qualifications are delivered in state of the art facilities designed to mimic real life studio environments and music venues.

Central's focus on industry relevancy means practical course content geared towards getting you a career. It also means you have an opportunity to network with real professionals who could increase your chances of employment during or after study.


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:D365 - CU1510 - FEES 16 
Description:Complete 15 units: 5 core units and 10 elective units 

Available Groups

Title: GROUP 03 - SEMESTER 1 & 2

Description: Complete the units below

NumberNational IDTitle
D0853BSBMGT617ADevelop and implement a business plan
D1610CUETEM07BTour the production

Title: GROUP 02 - SEMESTER 2

Description: Complete the units below

NumberNational IDTitle
D0710BSBFIM601AManage finances
D0756BSBINM601AManage knowledge and information
D1095CUFCMP501AManage and exploit copyright arrangements
D1138CUFIND401AProvide services on a freelance basis
D2882CUSFIM501ASecure funding for projects
D2885CUSIND401ADevelop specialist expertise in the music industry
D2886CUSIND501AApply music knowledge and artistic judgement
D2954CUSOHS301AFollow occupational health and safety procedures

Title: GROUP 01 - SEMESTER 1

Description: Complete the units below

NumberNational IDTitle
D0676BSBEBU501AInvestigate and design e business solutions
D0885BSBMKG609ADevelop a marketing plan
D2903CUSMGT502AManage artists and their careers
D2904CUSMGT503ADevelop artists and repertoire
D2906CUSMKG501AManage the promotion of creative acts

Getting into this course

Entrance Requirements

In order to gain entry into this course you must complete the (D362) Diploma of Music Business.

The Application Process

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. 


VET Fee Help

This course is eligible for VET - Fee Help, which is a federal loan program enabling you to pay all or part of your tuition up front and pay off the costs once you are in employment and earning a specific wage or higher. Find out if you are eligible

Like to know more?

For more information about this exciting new course please contact us on 9202 4757 or by email at

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

Domestic full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Full course approximate tuition fee based on the semesters it takes to complete full time: $4791

Resource fees:

The resource fees cover the materials and services required to complete a unit.

Approximate resource fee for the full course: $1049

Paying your fees:
Both tuition and resource fees for the upcoming semester should be paid in full at the time of enrolment.
Find out how and where to pay for your course

Financial assistance:

These fees are current for courses beginning in Semester 1, 2015 and should be used as a guide only for other semesters.


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