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Melbourne Polytechnic Fairfield

Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Enrol in our Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) where you'll learn the specialist skills you need for music performance. You can then work as a solo artist, performer in bands, music teacher or arranger.

Develop your musical talent with one-on-one training

Melbourne has a dynamic and exciting music scene that offers many unique venues and opportunities – the perfect place for you to begin your career in music performance.

Throughout the year, you will receive intense one-on-one tuition on your principal musical instrument. You will also gain valuable experience in the music industry as part of your training.

If you have music performance experience and a basic level of theory and music notation knowledge then the Diploma of Music Industry (Performance Stream) is suited to you.

Be bold and brilliant – Take charge and follow your dreams because you never know where they will lead.

Develop your musical and performance skills in Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Music Industry (Performance Stream).

Course outcomes

  • Perform contemporary and commercial styles of music in bands and ensembles for a minimum of eight hours a week,
  • Develop music craft skills in theory, aural, improvisation, keyboard, arranging, composition and technology,
  • Present two recital performances,
  • After completing the Diploma in 1st year, progress to the Advanced Diploma in 2nd year,
  • Perform on and off campus in leading venues around Melbourne.

Most importantly, you will network with many other musicians and students in further areas of music industry.

Industry connections and resources

Your teachers are music industry professionals with years of experience. They are active performers, composers and arrangers as well as educators. With your fellow students, you will perform in some of Melbourne’s leading venues and make vital industry contacts.

You will have access to our expansive rehearsal rooms set up with drum kits, piano, PA and amplifiers. Our computer laboratories are equipped with the full complement of music software. Our theatre spaces are equipped with excellent sound and lighting, as well as skilled student operators that support your every performance.


You will be required to perform regularly and your assessment will include a combination of hands on practical and theoretical tasks.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.




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First Instalment AUD3,764.00
Total duration 12 MONTH(S)

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First Instalment AUD3,764.00
Total duration 12 MONTH(S)
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Total number of students: 2190

Number of students - College: 5 - 25

Melbourne Polytechnic boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia. Many are designed to simulate real workplaces and provide services direct to the public or industry, from all of our campuses and training centres in Melbourne.

Formerly known as Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) we have a proud history that spans over 100 years delivering professional education programs in Melbourne, making us one of the most experienced providers of vocationally-oriented education courses in Australia. 

In 2014, we changed our name to Melbourne Polytechnic to encompass our two strengths in the educational sector:

  • providing higher education and vocational education, and
  • training to industry-focused students and professionals in Australia and from around the world.


  • Our international students come from over 70 different countries and study across six campuses and almost eighty courses.
  • We offer practical industry relevant training designed in consultation with leading practitioners.
  • We have outstanding student support, with free academic, financial, career and personal counselling, and free airport pick up.
  • Our onsite facilities offer leading edge technology and real life working conditions, like restaurants, salons and recording studios.
  • Every one of our qualifications is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.
  • We are goverment funded and owned.
  • Winner of the Australian Governments Premiers Award for Excellence in International Education (in 2014, runner up in 2015).
  • We employ motivated, passionate teachers who have extensive experience in their field and links to industry.
  • To study in Melbourne, the worlds most liveable city.


  • Audio Editing and Recording Studios
  • Jewellery Making Workshop and Studios
  • Library
  • Yarra House Student Accomodation
  • Free Student Parking
  • Cafeteria
  • Free wifi

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Melbourne, Yarra Bend Road
Fairfield VIC 3078

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