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What does a Musician do?

A Musician entertains audiences by performing musical pieces either as an individual artist, as part of a band or orchestra or while accompanying another performer. You’ll usually specialise in a particular musical instrument and you might also sing during your performance. Musicians spend a lot of time rehearsing either on their own or with their musical group. You might perform other artists’ material or your own compositions.

Musicians need to be creative and have excellent skills in their chosen genre. You may have to follow the directions of other people such as a conductor or producer but you will also have to monitor your own performances. It’s important that you are comfortable appearing in front of an audience and you should have great stage presence.

Musician Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Musician.

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How much does a Musician earn?

In Australia, a full time Musician generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Musician?

The number of people working as a Musician has increased steadily over the last five years and there are currently 6,300 people in this job role in Australia. Musicians may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Musician?

If you’d like to turn your passion for music into a professional career consider enrolling in a Certificate II in Music Industry. This qualification will help you refine your skills and you’ll be able to specialise in either performance or sound production. You might also choose to take your studies further with a Certificate III in Music Industry or a Certificate IV in Music Industry.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within music. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.