Estimated completion time: 1 year/s
The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context in the music industry, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide support to a team.
Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Broadcasting Production and Music Industry include:
- Assistant Sound Technician (Radio)
- Assistant Music Manager
- Band Member
- Sound Assistant
Credit transfers & pathways
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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email email@example.com.
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.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however, a pre - enrolment interview will be
conducted and your lecturer will determine whether a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is
necessary to establish support requirements
This qualification is available to VET in Secondary School eligible students in Alice Springs, who should
approach their school VET Coordinator in the first instance.
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package.
Away from base
AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb
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: Internal, Mixed mode
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.
Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.
VET Creative Arts
To achieve a CERTIFICATE III in MUSIC INDUSTRY a total of ELEVEN (11) units of competency must be completed comprising FOUR (4) Core and SEVEN (7) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 385 - 420.
|Code||Module/Unit of Competency||
|CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others||20|
|CUACMP301||Implement copyright arrangements||20|
|CUAIND303||Work effectively in the music industry||35|
|CUAMLT302||Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice||40|
|Total nominal hours for core units||115|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP A (PERFORMANCE)|
|CUAMCP301||Compose simple songs or musical pieces||35|
|CUAMCP303||Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media||35|
|CUAMPF203||Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music||50|
|CUAMPF302||Prepare for performances||35|
|CUAMPF305||Develop improvisation skills||35|
|CUAMPF404||Perform music as part of a group||70|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP B (SOUND PRODUCTION)|
|CUASOU201||Develop basic audio skills and knowledge||40|
|CUASOU306||Operate sound reinforcement systems||40|
|Total nominal hours for elective units||270 - 305|
|Total nominal hours for the qualification||385 - 420|