Certificate II in Music

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of mainly routine tasks in the music industry, work under direct supervision, and use limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context. It is a preparatory qualification that can be used as a pathway into specialist Certificate III qualifications within the music industry.

Job roles

This qualification allows learners to develop skills and knowledge to prepare for work, but there are no specific employment outcomes at this level.


Total number of units = 8

3 core units

3 Group A units

2 elective units

The 2 elective units may be selected from the Group A and/or Group B units listed below or any unit of competency from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course. If not listed below, 1 of these units may be selected from a Certificate III level qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome and local industry requirements and be at an appropriate qualification level.

Core units

add topic BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

add topic BSBWOR203A Work effectively with others

add topic CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Group A units (specialist)


add topic CUESOU01C Repair and maintain audio equipment

add topic CUESOU07B Apply a general knowledge of audio to work activities

add topic CUSSOU201A Assist with sound recordings

add topic CUSSOU202A Mix sound in a broadcasting environment

add topic CUFSOU204A Perform basic sound editing

Music literacy

add topic CUSMLT201A Develop and apply musical ideas and listening skills

add topic CUSMLT202A Apply knowledge of music culture to music making

Music performance

add topic CUSMPF201A Play or sing simple musical pieces

add topic CUSMPF202A Incorporate music technology into performance

add topic CUSMPF203A Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music

add topic CUSMPF204A Play music from simple written notation

Group B units

Design process

add topic BSBDES201A Follow a design process

add topic BSBDES202A Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context

Digital content and imaging

add topic CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content

add topic ICPMM296A Create and test a CD-ROM/DVD

First aid

add topic HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support

ICT use

add topic BSBITU201A Produce simple word processed documents

add topic BSBITU202A Create and use spreadsheets

add topic BSBITU203A Communicate electronically

add topic ICAU2005B Operate computer hardware

add topic ICAU2006B Operate computing packages

Information management and research

add topic BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information

add topic CUFRES201A Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication

Occupational health and safety

add topic CUETGE15B Handle physical elements safely during bump in/bump out

Small and micro business

add topic BSBSMB201A Identify suitability for micro business


add topic BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Workplace effectiveness

add topic BSBWOR201A Manage personal stress in the workplace

add topic BSBWOR202A Organise and complete daily work activities

add topic BSBWOR204A Use business technology


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    Candidates may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Employability Skills


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the music industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options. This table is a summary of employability skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


interpreting and clarifying written or verbal instructions

providing standard information about services or operations to others


seeking and responding to feedback on work in progress

working as a member of a team and interacting with members of the public in a specific job role


finding the most relevant source of information for a specific task

recognising operational problems of a routine nature and referring them to the appropriate person

Initiative and enterprise

developing an attitude towards work and learning that involves asking questions

obtaining information in a culturally appropriate way

Planning and organising

collecting and organising information in a way that allows for easy retrieval

planning work tasks in a logical sequence


following workplace procedures, particularly in relation to OHS

producing work within deadlines

seeking expert assistance when problems arise


keeping up-to-date with industry developments and trends

improving techniques through practice


sending emails

using the internet to source information