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CUA40920 Certificate IV in Music

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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 12 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and/or units selected and will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level.

Intake

Locations

Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

CUA40920

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in music performance, music creation and composition, sound production, or music business contexts. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Music Industry, Lighting and Sound, Broadcasting Production include: 
>Singer / Songwriter >Music Marketing and Promotions Officer >Sound Recordist >Sound Technician >Booking Agent (Music) >Musician

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Fees

2024 Fees

  Fee Type  2024 Course Fees
  Fee Free TAFE*  Free
  Full Fee  $7,687.50 - $8,125.00

*This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education and training is a joint initiative of the Northern Territory Government and Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retain or upskill.

Fee free places are available for eligible domestic students who are NT residents, limited places are available, so secure your place now.

Fees shown are indicative and subject to change annually. Actual course fees may vary depending on the units chosen. International non-student visa-holders; study eligibility needs to be verified before enrolment. Fees may vary depending on the visa type.

For further clarification and information on fees, payment options, instalment plans, and refunds, contact CDU on 1800 061 963 or refer to TAFE Fees and Payments.

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Study with the Northern Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses
CDU Aquaculture students

Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed. 

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster
VET-palmerston-cookery-flipped

Why study at CDU?

Study with the Northern Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses

What will I study?

To achieve a CUA40920 Certificate IV in Music a total of fourteen (14) units of competency must be completed comprising four (4) Core and ten (10) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

URBAN COMMUNITY DARWIN

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 615 - 650.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
BSBESB301Investigate business opportunities25
CUACMP311Implement copyright arrangements20
CUAIND411Extend expertise in specialist creative fields45
CUAMWB402Manage feedback on creative practice40
 Total nominal hours for core units130
Elective units of competency (Select 10)
CUAIND314Plan a career in the creative arts industry (unnamed)35
CUAMCP311Create simple musical compositions35
CUAMCP312Write song lyrics30
CUAMCP313Create simple musical pieces using music technology35
CUAMPF411Rehearse music for group performances85
CUAMPF412Develop and apply stagecraft skills70
CUAMPF414Perform music as part of a group70
CUAMPF416Perform music as a soloist70
CUASOU317Record and mix basic music demos40
CUASOU419Mix recorded music50
 Total nominal hours for elective units520
 Total nominal hours for the qualification650

 

ALICE SPRINGS

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 650.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
BSBESB301Investigate business opportunities25
CUACMP311Implement copyright arrangements20
CUAIND411Extend expertise in specialist creative fields45
CUAMWB402Manage feedback on creative practice40
 Total nominal hours for core units130
Elective units of competency (Select 10)
CUAIND314Plan a career in the creative arts industry (unnamed)35
CUAMCP311Create simple musical compositions35
CUAMCP312Write song lyrics30
CUAMCP313Create simple musical pieces using music technology35
CUAMPF411Rehearse music for group performances85
CUAMCP412Compose musical pieces35
CUAMPF414Perform music as part of a group70
CUAMPF416Perform music as a soloist70
CUASOU317Record and mix basic music demos40
CUASOU419Mix recorded music50
 Total nominal hours for elective units485
 Total nominal hours for the qualification615

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

There are no entry requirements for this qualification required by the Training Package, however CDU requires students to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited skill set from the CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations:Alice Springs, Casuarina

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
TAFE
Industry groups
ARTS,ENTERTAINMENT,SPORTS AND RECREATION
Occupation types
Performing Arts Technicians Nfd
Area of study
Creative Arts and Design, Creative and Performing Arts, Arts

Contact details

Academy of the Arts
Location: Casuarina & Alice Springs Campuses
Phone: 08 8946 6820 (CAS) 08 8959 5262 (ASP) Student Central 1800 061 963
Email: vet.cifea@cdu.edu.au

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