SYDNEY REGION - ULTIMO CAMPUS
Sydney TAFE Music Performance Courses Sydney TAFE Music Business Click to register
Sydney TAFE Live Production

Electronic Music Production

Cert III Tech & Diploma of Sound Production

Our official TAFE site is at http://sydneytafe.edu.au/careers/music, but this page will save you time.

Whether you want to make a living doing what you love, or do what you love while making a living at something else, Sydney TAFE Music will get you there.

Music Course Info Sessions Every Tuesday, 6:30pm!
at TAFE Ultimo, building M, room M1.7
map directions to 32 Mary Ann St, that's the cafe across the street.

Email sydneytafe.music@tafensw.edu.au for info.

2017 FULL TIME COURSES
start again in July.

- Music Performance
- Music Foundation
- Music Business
- Electronic Music
- Live Production
- Sound Production

Link to full-time course information & enrolments

INFO SESSIONS
No Info Sessions at the moment, please call:
9217 3228 - Music Performance
9217 3216 - Audio & Production
9217 3711 - Music Business & Electronic Music

You can also drop into the office:
TAFE Ultimo: building M, level 1, room M1.15, corner Jones St Mall and Mary Ann St.

Link to information about Sydney TAFE Music

FREE SHORT COURSES
Starting Tues Jan 23rd, Register Your Interest:
- Ableton Fundamentals
- Recording Studio
- Music Performance Skills

- Music Business

And later...
- Band Rehearsal
- Lead Singing
- Electric Guitar
- Keyboard/Piano

- Songwriting


Our Coordinators are here to help you!

MUSIC BUSINESS & ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION: 9217 3711 or kerry.furlong@tafensw.edu.au
SOUND PRODUCTION & LIVE PRODUCTION: 9217 3216 or stephen.marquis@tafensw.edu.au
MUSIC FOUNDATION: Certificate II, TVET, Mission Australia: 9217 3216 or kelly.staines@tafensw.edu.au
MUSIC PERFORMANCE: Certificate III Music, Diploma of Music, Advanced Diploma of Music: 9217 3228
or bruce.reid@tafensw.edu.au & michael.brown@tafensw.edu.au


ARE YOU STRESSED ABOUT YOUR ATAR?
You can enter our courses without an ATAR. If you want to go on to study at university, having a diploma is your pathway in without an ATAR. Depending on your level of experience and prevous studies, you might even get advanced standing

RE: NEW COURSE NAMES
The government re-named most of our courses "Music Industry", whether it's Performance, Production, Electronic Music or Business. Don't worry, we will make sure you get into the right course once you're in the system.



FULL-TIME MUSIC COURSES

click on the links below to find out more about our full-time courses                                                      

Electronic Music Production (Make insanely good albums in your computer>)
Music Business (Make money in the music industry.)
Music Foundation (Get started in music)
Music Performance (Get a million times better at playing, singing and writing)
Sound Production (Become an audio engineer and music producer)
Live Production (Run live sound, lighting, staging, AV systems)

Full time courses run during the day for 2 to 2.5 days a week, usually 9:30am-4:30pm.
Sydney TAFE Music full time courses all begin every semester.



ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION

Click course name below to apply                                                      
Diploma of Music Industry (Electronic Music Production)
Starts 13 February 2018 - Click here to apply at Ultimo
(1 year, no pre-requisite, interview required, Vet Student Loan available)
If you want to be an electronic music producer or recording artist, this is the fast track for you. Compared to our normal Diploma in Sound Production, which is for producing organic bands, this Electro course doubles up on the recording software. While the other guys are the big studio spending hours to get a full band mic'd up and sounding good, you instantly get a professional, amazing sound from the software instrument, so you can jump straight into creative choices. If you show up and participate, you will finish with radio-ready polished tracks for sale in the market. We teach you to sell your music online everywhere globally, get your Soundcloud and Facebook together, advertise on Facebook cheaply. Plus you will take it to the stage using Ableton Push controllers and CDJs. OH MY GOD the price is insanely low! The government pays 60% so you only pay $4060 and you can put that on a student loan. With disability exemption it's free.

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Electronic Music Production)
Starts 13 February 2018 - Click here to apply at Ultimo
(1 Semester, Tues & Wed 9:30-5:30 for 20 weeks, Pre-requisite Diploma Electronic Music or similar, Vet Student Loan available)
For those who completed the Diploma Sound Production (Electronic Music), or have a lot of experience producing electronic music in Ableton, this is the next step toward fulfilling your creative vision, and fulfilling your career goals. You will become fluent running a recording studio with large mixing console and outboard gear, you'll master mastering, get way more advanced at composition and songwriting, both in terms quantity and quality, and Eric Chapus will teaching you how to do an amazing live set that earns good money. More songs, better songs, better sounds, better money, this is it. We plan to reun this 2 days a week for 20 weeks, and the price is insanely. The government pays 60% so you only pay $3860 and you can put that on a student loan. With disability exemption it's free.

Want to know more? Go to our Electronic Music course information page

For help with Electronic Music Production courses, contact Kerry Furlong on 9217 3711 or at kerry.furlong@tafensw.edu.au



MUSIC BUSINESS

Click course name to apply                                                     
Certificate III in Music Industry (Business)
Starts 13 February 2018 - Click here to enrol at Ultimo
(1 semester, no interview, low cost subidised course)
In this course you will learn about all the job functions in the music business, so you can plan your career and get ahead faster. You'll put on a show, promote it and play on it if you want. You'll learn copyright to protect your songs and get royalties. You will also learn how tro stay on top of thev digital revolution in the music industry in terms of publicity and promotion.

Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business)
Starts 13 February 2018 - Click here to apply at Ultimo
(1 semester after doing Cert III, low cost subsidised, Vet Student Loan available)
You will learn to develop and manage recording artists, shop record deals, plan tours & promotion campaigns, create advertisements, get sponsorships, raise money with crowd funding and grant writing, do distribution deals, licensing music for Film/TV/Commercials and more. You will learn how how to make money with publicity, social media, grants, crowd funding, gigs, airplay, merch, digital and physical sales, and much more. Staff will assist you in getting work experience, internships and job placement.

For help with Music Business courses, contact Kerry Furlong on 9217 3711 or at kerry.furlong@tafensw.edu.au



MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Click course name to apply                                                     
Certificate II in Music Industry (Foundation)
Ultimo TAFE offers Full Time Days Starting 13 February 2018 Click here for Full Time at Ultimo
Eora TAFE offers Part Time Nights Starting 12 February 2018 Click here for Part Time Eora
(1 semester)
You will gain a solid foundation on music performance, music creation, music production and music business, so that you can get into any Cert 3 Music stream, such as performance, production, business or live production. You can do this with no prior experience.

Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)
Starts 13 February 2018 - Click here to enrol for Ultimo
Starts 12 February 2018 - Click here to enrol for Eora
(1 semester fill time days)
You will have lots of time playing in bands while you learn improvisation, songwriting, live performance, notation, handling the business and launching your career. You'll gain incredible confidence and be ready to success in Diploma, and in your musical persuits.

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance)
Eora TAFE Starts 13 February 2018 - Click here to enrol for Eora
(1 semester, full time days)
You will have lots of time playing in bands while you learn improvisation, songwriting, live performance, notation, handling the business and launching your career. You'll gain incredible confidence and be ready to success in Diploma, and in your musical persuits.

Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)
Starts 13 February 2018 - Click here to apply for Ultimo
(2 Semesters, Vet Fee Help available)
You will become more advanced at playing in bands, improvisation, performing live, writing songs, notating music, handling the business and launching your career. If your skills get to a professional quality, we will help shop you to industry.

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)
Starts 13 February 2018 - Click here to apply for Ultimo
(1 or 2 Semesters depending on previous experience)
This course will make you professional and launch your music career. In addition to advanced stagecraft, improvisation and world-class songwriting, you will produce market-quality recordings of your music, distrbute it globally online, promote it, make a music video for it, package yourself as a recording artist, showcase live for industry and build a team you can go forward with beyond the course.

For help with Music perfortmance courses, contact Michael Brown or Bruce Reid on 9217 3228 or at michael.brown@tafensw.edu.au or bruce.reid@det.nsw.edu.au



SOUND PRODUCTION - Audio Engineering

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Cert III in Music Industry (Sound Production)
Starts 13 February 2018 - Click here to enrol at Ultimo
(1 Semester, requires interview to see if this is the right level for you. Please register by clicking course name, then book interview. It fills up fast so hurry!)
This course is for anyone who wants to be a music producer, audio engineer in live or studio, using music production & recording software and mixing. There is also a lot of employment in live music too, so you will learn PA systems, staging & lighting.

Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)
Starts 13 February 2018 - Click here to apply at Ultimo
(1 year duration after doing Cert III, Vet Fee Help available, requires interview)
This will drastically improve your audio engineering skills in studio recording, live sound production, sound for film & TV, as well as computer based music production and composing for screen, Our Diploma graduates leave as well rounded professionals able to work in a large range of audio engineering contexts.

For help with Sound Production courses, contact Stephen Marquis on 9217 3216 or at stephen.marquis@tafensw.edu.au



LIVE PRODUCTION

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Cert III in Live Production & Services
Starts 13 February 2018 - Click here to enrol at Ultimo
(1 Semester, no pre-requisite. It fills up fast so hurry!)
With the opening of the new International Convention Centre, this course will give you an opportunity to join this high employment growth industry. You'll become qualified for job opportunities in live production, from clubs to concerts to corporates, conferences and theatre. In venues on and off campus, you'll learn PA systems, mixing live music, staging, lighting including followspots, hazers and washes, projection/visualisation systems, event management, and will qualify for a construction WHS Whitecard.

For help with Live Production courses, contact Stephen Marquis on 9217 3216 or at stephen.marquis@tafensw.edu.au



FEE-FREE MUSIC SHORT COURSES

Ultimo Campus plans on running the next short courses in December.

Click here to let us know you're interested

An indication of possible courses offered is below

- Ableton Fundamentals
- Recording Studio
- Songwriting
- Music Performance
- Band Rehearsal
- Lead Singing
- Electric Guitar
- Keyboard/Piano
- Music Business



Music Business Intensive

This is 30 hours of FREE training on how to make money in the music business. You'll get a quick overview of what all the jobs in the music industry are, how to put on shows and promote them, how to raise cash with crowd funding, grants and partnerships, managing bands, A&R, copyright and more. This is a rare chance to sample lessons from both the Cert III and Diploma of Music Business, so you will learn tons, and find out if you want to study more.

Tues, Wed & Thurs DAYS, 9:30-4:30, January 23 to February 1st

Click here to let us know you're interested



Ableton Live Intensive

The most popular music production software can you be yours to command. Used by Flume to Tame Impala to Skrillex, this is the industry standard for electronic music production. Learn to harness one of the most powerful samplers, pitch shifting, time warping, filter, FX, and built in instruments to create the any music you can imagine.

Tues, Wed & Thurs DAYS, 9:30-4:30, January 23 to February 1st

Click here to ENROL NOW



Recording Studio Intensive

Learn how to use a full recording studio from scratch. Learn microphone techniques, signal flows and how to get a great sound. This is awesome if you know recording software already, or want to prepare for a Certificate or Diploma. After learning the studio, you will have time in class to work on your recordings in teams.

Tues, Wed & Thurs DAYS, 9:30-4:30, January 23 to February 1st

Click here to ENROL NOW



Music Performance Skills Intensive

This FREE short course will help you get better at playing your instrument and singing. You will spend most of the time playing and/or singing in a band, learning new songs and writing songs. Whether you play guitar, drums, keyboard, bass, sing or rap, this is a great chance to tighten up and prepare for a full time music performance course.

Tues, Wed & Thurs DAYS, 9:30-4:30, January 23 to February 1st

Click here to let us know you're interested



Songwriting Intensive

In this Songwriting course you will build skills in writing songs and lyrics, including creating new songs from scratch and re-writing to improve existing songs for yourself and others. You will learn to write faster and more intuitively, using a toolbox full of techniques to fix and finish songs, even when you are not inspired. You will learn to give and receive feedback more positively, incorporate influences without plagiarising, collaborate better, start more songs and finish more songs, all with better quality.

Weeknights or Saturdays, no dates set yet.

Click here to let us know you're interested



Band Rehearsal Intensive

This FREE short course seems like it's just tons of free rehearsal time for your band, and that's true. But you will also learn to be a better band member, with better communication skills, better playing and/or singing skills, better dynamics and better stagecraft.

Weeknights or Saturdays, no dates set yet.

Click here to let us know you're interested



Lead Singing Intensive

In this FREE short course, you can improve your existing skills or start learning from scratch with no prior ability in singing at all. Whatever level you are at, the teacher will help you get to the next level. By the end you will be able to sing a range songs. This is fantastic for experienced singers who want to sound more professional, songwriters who want to be able to develop songs better, and musicians who want to be able to sing backing vocals in their band.

Wednesdays 6pm-8pm, no start date set yet

Click here to let us know you're interested



Electric Guitar Intensive

In this FREE short course, you will learn more about electric guitar, including how to get a great sound from an amp, how to use various effects pedals, play simple power chords that can be used on most songs, proper picking technique, running basic scales and which scales work best for each key.  By the end you will be able to play a range of simple songs.  This is fantastic if you want to get into songwriting, improve your playing in a band environment, or accompany yourself while singing. You can also take the free Music Performance Intensive right after this each week and make Saturdays your music day!

Saturdays 11am–1pm, no start date set yet

Click here to let us know you're interested



Keyboard / Piano Intensive

In this FREE short course, you can improve your existing skills or start learning from scratch with no prior ability of playing keyboard or piano. Whatever level you are at, the teacher will help you get to the next level. By the end you will be able to play a range of simple songs. This is fantastic if you are programing music software such as Ableton Live or Logic Pro, because you will be able to work faster and make it sound much more professional.

Tuesdays 6pm-9pm, no start date set yet

Click here to let us know you're interested


How to Register or Enrol for a class:
1. Click the name of the course you like (listed above in blue)
2. Fill out the form online.
3. We will let you know when it is going to run.
4. When it is ready to enrol, you will need to do an actual enrolment, which will require a Unique Student Identifier Number. If you don't have one, it takes about 2 minutes to get it at http://usi.gov.au .

For questions or help, please email: sydneytafe.music@tafensw.edu.au .


About SYDNEY TAFE MUSIC

Our alumni are all over the music industry with our graduates working everywhere from APRA/AMCOS to Triple J to record labels and major production companies. Others have forged successful artistic careers such as Matt Mason of The DMA's, Gideon Bensen from the Preatures, Tuka from the Thundamentals, as well as professionals such as Triple J's Music Director Nick Findlay, Thundamentals' manager Nathan Farrell, and alumni in just about every company in the music business.  We train in Music Performance, Sound Production, Electronic Music Production, Music Business, Live Production and more, certificate II through to advanced diploma. We have a great recording studio and performance rooms, a teaching staff of seasoned music industry professionals and close contacts in the music industry in Australia and around the world.

SYDNEY TAFE MUSIC is on Mary Ann St at Jones St Mall, building M
A good address to map directions is 32 Mary Ann St, Ultimo, which is the cafe across the street.

Map of location for Sydney TAFE Music

Head Teacher: Kerry Furlong
(02)  9217  3711
kerry.furlong@tafensw.edu.au

MG.1A Mary Ann St
Ultimo NSW 2007 
near UTS & the ABC
between Wattle & Harris St

Email us at sydneytafe.music@tafensw.edu.au

See us online at:

facebook.com/sydneytafemusic

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