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What will I learn?

The aim of the Diploma of Music is to provide you with the opportunity to develop musical knowledge and skills that will prepare you for a career in music or further tertiary study in music at our Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, at CQUni Mackay. On successful completion of the Diploma of Music, you may choose to continue your study at the second year level in one of the specialisations within the Bachelor of Music degree.

This means that you will be supported throughout your study and undertake one-on-one instrumental tuition with highly qualified regional conservatorium staff in classical, jazz or popular music. You'll also study music theory, music history, music technology and instrumental teaching.

This exciting course will expose you to a variety of learning experiences and you will benefit from hands-on experience combined with academic study in the interpretation and understanding of music.

You are required to complete four core units and four units that consist of your chosen minor in either Jazz and Popular, Music Studies or Performance disciplines.

Which department am I in?

School of Education and the Arts



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,200.00 (16,70,236) per year
Term fee: AUD $15,600
Start date

7 March 2022, 11 July 2022


Mackay Ooralea Campus

151-171 Boundary Road,



4740, MACKAY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic: 5.5 with no individual band score of less than 5.0

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 65 with no score less than 15

Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 46 with no score less than 42

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