This course is for people who wish to gain employment in the music industry, and/or refine skills and knowledge related to music performance in a wide variety of styles and genres.
This Certificate IV course can lead to further musical studies, and is an opportunity to gain skills, knowledge, contacts, and increase employment prospects in the local and national music industry.
Music is both an industry and an art form, meeting cultural and recreational needs while also offering employment opportunities across many sectors: recording, publishing, retail, radio, television, film, video, advertising, computer software, multimedia, teaching, and of course, performance.
This qualification is suitable for people wishing to gain employment in the music industry, expand their knowledge of music and gain a qualification, or, as an introduction to tertiary musical studies.
- Perform music within the general community and work on real and simulated industry experiences.
- Be required to work independently (with guidance) on personal music performance skills.
- Work in studio environments recording and producing individual projects and in collaboration with others.
This course may lead to the following career opportunities:
- Skilled musicians such as instrumentalists, vocalists, ensemble and solo performers.
- Composers, Advertising jingle writers, musical directors and music librarians.
- Music Teaching – schools, higher education and private studios.
- Music Media – music critics, musicologists and researchers, music journalists and on air presenters.
Pathways to further study
- CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry – Performance
- CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Sound Production
- CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry – Sound Production
Classroom delivery of theoretical aspects, technical information, and research and analysis activities. Students will perform Music within the general community and work on real and simulated industry experiences. Students will work in studio environments recording and producing individual projects and in collaboration with others.
To achieve a CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry –Performance, 14 units must be successfully completed. These include 4 core units, 7 performance units and 3 electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.
|BSBCRT401||Articulate, present and debate ideas|
|BSBIPR401||Use and respect copyright|
|BSBSMB301||Investigate micro-business opportunities|
|CUAWHS302||Apply work health and safety practices|
|CUAMCP402||Develop Techniques for Composing Music|
|CUAMLT401||Notate Music for Performance|
|CUAMPF304||Make a Music Demo|
|CUAMPF305||Develop Improvisation Skills|
|CUAMPF401||Rehearse Music for Group Performances|
|CUAMPF402||Develop and Maintain Stagecraft Skills|
|CUAMPF404||Perform Music as Part of a Group|
|CUAMLT301||Develop and Apply Aural Perception Skills|
|ICTWEB201||Use Social Media Tools for Collaboration and Engagement|
|CUASOU306||Operate sound Reinforcement Systems|
Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.
Examples of assessments for this course may include;
- Written and verbal questioning
- Workplace Documents
- Written assignments
- Observations on the job and/or in a simulated assessment environment
- Self and peer assessments
- Role plays
What will I need to bring?
- Hearing protection (ear muffs/ear plugs)
- Note taking resources (pens, paper, etc.)
- Personal musical instrument in some cases
CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Performance
No Pre-requisites except IELTS score