28 weeks


February, May  




CRS 1400810
Provider Code PRV12050
CRICOS Provider Code 00665C 




The Undergraduate Certificate in Music Theory and Practice will provide you with essential practical skills on your primary or secondary instrument as well as key music theory knowledge, designed to support you in your creative output or educational environment. The course will broaden your overall musical skill sets and further your career opportunities. 

This program is delivered fully online.

You can  study in your own time:  With a range of online study options you can learn anytime that suits you.  

Study now, pay later: with 100% of tuition available through FEE-HELP (for Australian citizens), you can study now with no upfront fees.  

100% course credit:  if you are able to continue your studies with any of our Bachelor degrees, your Undergraduate Certificate will count as credit.   


The Undergraduate certificates are completed in 2 study periods, each comprising 12 weeks of delivery and two weeks of assessments. For successful completion of the award, candidates must complete a total of 24 credit points:  

  • 12 credit points completed in the in the first study period.  
  • 12 credit points completed in the second study period.  

Study Period 1 

Major Study 1 (Instrument Study) 

Music Materials and Techniques 1 (Music Theory) 

2 x Electives  

Study Period 2 

Major Study 2 (Instrument Study) 

Music Materials and Techniques 2 (Music Theory) 

2 x Electives  


Choose 4 Electives from any of the available options below to  shapeyour own degree:  

Management Electives 

  • Artist and Repertoire Management (2 Credit Points) 
  • Making Money in the Music Industry (2 Credit Points) 

Performance Electives 

  • Bass Skills 1 (2 Credit Points) 
  • Drum Skills 1 (2 Credit Points) 
  • Guitar Skills 1 (2 Credit Points) 
  • Keyboard Skills 1 (2 Credit Points)
  • Vocal Skills 1 (2 Credit Points)


Production Electives 

  • Visual Media & Design Skills (2 Credit Points) 
  • Digital Audio Workstation 1 (2 Credit Points) 



The qualification is available for domestic students  who: 

  • Have completed year 12 or equivalent at secondary level; and/or,
  • Have a VET qualification at AQF Level 3 or 4; and, 
  • Satisfy the minimum English language entry requirements; or 
  • You are a mature age student (over 21) 


Would you like to talk about your options for entryEmail us enquiries@aim.edu.au 

The modern music industry is comprised of many different activities and roles.  At the conclusion of your course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to explore a range of career options including: 

  • Arranger 
  • Composer 
  • Live performer 
  • Music Arranger 
  • Music Conductor 
  • Music Theatre Performer 
  • Musical Performer – recording/live 
  • Performing Arts Teacher 
  • Private Music Tutor 
  • Vocalist/singer 


Knowledge and skills acquired may also contribute to the enhancement of musical theory capability in high school music teachers. 


 Learn more about how AIM helps you to succeed  View Career Opportunities


To reach your potential as a musician, you need to learn from experts. Explore who you will study under.

Associate Head of Learning and Teaching
Greg is well respected as an outstanding educator at tertiary level. He is passionate about supporting students through their musical journey, specialising in first year student studies and teaching piano and commencing theory courses.
Head of Pathways and Engagement
Julian has been active for 30 years, both nationally and internationally in the creative arts and has extensive experience in tertiary and secondary education, in Jazz and commercial performance, composition, musical direction and management.


Call our admissions team on 02 9219 5444 or 03 8610 4241

or email us at enquiries@aim.edu.au

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