What will I learn?

This nationally recognized qualification is suitable for people who have had some previous vocal or instrumental training or experience. The Diploma of Music Industry extends existing skills and has a greater emphasis on providing leadership training for your chosen field of musical expression.

The Diploma of Music Industry will build invaluable theory and skills in performance, improvisation, song writing, chart reading, arranging, recording and music directing. With 14 electives to choose from, you can also specialize in an area you are passionate about, whether it be writing music for film or teaching music or advanced audio engineering.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

AC has an RPL option for people who have already done years of practical worship experience, but perhaps haven’t had the formal qualifications that acknowledge the commitment and hard work. This is an opportunity to recognize prior experience, further refine musical gifts, and continue to serve the church. Students apply for RPL and then participate in a special 5-day RPL intensive delivery mode.


This course comprises 16 units of competency to be completed over 1-year full time or 2 years part time and consists of:

4 Core units

12 Elective units

To be awarded the Diploma of Music Industry, students must show competency in 4 core and 12 elective units.


In these creative fields, the possibilities for your vocation are endless. Become a musician, a song-writer, a creative writer, work in production or radiography, worship lead in your church, teach music to others, or start your own collective for creatives everywhere.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Arts, Social Sciences and Education



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$13,280.00 (7,10,921) per year
Tuition Fee: (16 Units): AUD $13,280; International Student Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

To suit the client/individual


Alphacrucis College

Sydney Campus,

30 Cowper Street,


New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance (2 years part time)

Tuition fees
Tuition Fee: (16 Units): AUD $13,280; International Student Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

4 October 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

Essential Requirements: Nil.

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 Certificate OR Competence at or above Exit Level 3 in Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy. (An ACSF level test can be arranged through AC upon application).

Recommended Requirements: For prospective students from a non-English speaking background, an IELTS Score of 5.5 (or demonstrate equivalent English proficiency) is recommended.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.