Singer Songwriter Industry Certificate

Learn to sing and write songs directly from ARIA Award Winning and ARIA nominated industry working professionals and get your original compositions reviewed by professional music producers.

The Stage is Set for the Next Big Star

Passionate about becoming a professional singer and/or songwriter? Ever dreamed about your own compositions getting professionally arranged and recorded, your own music reaching an audience, or even performing it live yourself? The Industry Certificate in Singing and Songwriting is setting the stage for you to achieve your dreams - taking you through every aspect of making your mark as an artist, producer or industry professional.​

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Access Leading Record Labels

Designed to equip you with genuine music career development outcomes, students who take this course will be awarded a unique opportunity: to have one of your original compositions reviewed by a working producer from one of many leading Australian record labels.

Learn From ARIA Winners and Nominees

Let this be the launching pad for your next chapter as an artist and performer. You'll learn alongside other passionate emerging artists and be guided by a dynamic, self-guided online course with over 14 hours of expert video, student forums and expert guidance to build industry success.

Fast Track Your Music Career, From Home!

Unlike other certificate or degree programs that cost thousands and take years to complete, the Industry Certificate is highly practical and aims to set you up for sustained success, quickly. The course recognises your originality and unique style and gives you the tools to amplify what makes you great. It's suitable for emerging and accomplished artists with some experience (amateur and professional) in writing and performing music.

  • Qualification

    'Industry Certificate in Singing and Songwriting' is a digital certificate endorsed by Industry partners: Music Victoria, Clique Records, Sing It Out Australia and Michael Stangel Management.

  • Duration

    The course is 15 weeks full time (30 weeks part time) in duration, but you have up to 12 months of online access to complete the course with our self-paced learning program.

  • Delivery

    100% online with Live masterclasses featuring Pro Industry Singers, Songwriters and Producers, learning forums and more.

  • Start Date

    Start anytime. When you're ready!

  • Course Units (29)

    12 modules
    Analysing Personal Strengths and Weaknesses
    6 modules
    Establishing Your Own Unique Brand and Sound (USP)
    13 modules
    Goal Setting and Vision Board
    9 modules
    Performance Setlists (Brand Dependent)
    5 modules
    Basic Instrumental Training
    5 modules
    Important of Music Theory
    6 modules
    50 modules
    Writing Principles and Use of Language (lyrics)
    8 modules
    Crafting Themes and Ideas
    9 modules
    Melody and Chords
    14 modules
    Designing/Writing for Yourself vs With or For Others
    6 modules
    Understanding Standard Industry Practice and Splits
    5 modules
    Effective Collaborations that Boost Your Profile
    3 modules
    Toplining vs Arrangement vs Production
    13 modules
    How to Get Paid from Songwriting and Understanding Publishing
    6 modules
    Recording Your Own Material and Presenting Ideas
    6 modules
    Recording Equipment and Software
    15 modules
    Studio Etiquette
    9 modules
    6 modules
    Building Performance Sets for Events
    5 modules
    Marketing Yourself Effectively
    4 modules
    4 modules
    Dealing with Booking Agents - Getting Paid Gigs
    12 modules
    Live Equipment - The Basics
    8 modules
    Dealing with Clients
    7 modules
    Social Media
    6 modules
    Accounting and Invoicing
    5 modules
    Example of Basic Strategy - What to Do Now
    16 modules

  • Additional Inclusions

    Instant ongoing 20% Talent College student discount on all ongoing vocal and instrumental, in studio and online classes with purchase of this course.

  • Payment Options

    Make your choice of $25, $50 or $100 p/week on any of our flexible interest-free payment plans.

    Upfront payments may receive an immediate additional discount and can be bundled with any of our other Industry-approved Music Certificates for additional discounts.

  • Course Assessment

    29 x curated assessments complete with instant feedback as well as 27 x independent career-focussed, self-evaluation techniques & action plans for maximum learning outcomes, memory retention and real-world, skills-based learning.

  • Not Sure If The Course Is Right For You?

    Why not speak with one of our enrolment team members to make sure you're choosing the right course for you? And when you're ready, start your course and be fully covered with our 100% money-back guarantee within the first 5 days of enrolment.

What can you expect to learn?

By committing to this course you can expect to emerge thoroughly prepared and empowered to build your career as a singer/songwriter or related industry professional. The sky's the limit with where this course can launch you. The topics encompass a broad range of unique teachings you won't find elsewhere, like:

Establishing your unique brand and sound

Dealing with booking agents
and getting paid

Building performance sets

Writing principles, ideas
and themes

Effective collaboration
and co-writing

Improvisation and arrangement

Recording and studio etiquette

Getting paid as a songwriter and managing your accounts

Crowdfunding for a successful
first album release

Social media and promotion

and much more...

Career Outcomes

  • Performing Artist
  • Recording Artist
  • Singer and Songwriter
  • Professional Musician

  • Staff Writer
  • Musical Arrangements
  • Music Producer

  • Artist Management
  • Composer for Film / TV
  • Jingle Writer

  • Children's Songwriter
  • Musical Writer
  • Lyricist