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.
Total number of units = 11
3 core units
6 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 at the same qualification level.
Electives must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.
CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures
The context for this qualification varies, and this must guide the selection of elective units. The following examples are designed to assist in the selection of appropriate electives for particular outcomes at this level, but they are in no way prescriptive.
CUSMPF203A Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music
Pathways into the qualification
CUS20109 Certificate II in Music
.with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification
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.
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.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
reading and understanding relevant sources of information
participating in negotiations about work/contractual issues
using presentation and consultation skills to communicate issues arising in the workplace
working constructively with creative and technical personnel
working collaboratively with others involved in rehearsals and performances
sharing industry information with colleagues and peers
identifying music notation and aural-recognition problems
assisting with troubleshooting technical and artistic problems
planning work tasks in a logical sequence
recognising and resolving workplace issues when implementing new technology
Initiative and enterprise
using critical-listening skills to make informed judgements about music
interpreting music elements and structures
developing original and innovative approaches to composition
responding appropriately to the unexpected during performances
Planning and organising
gathering information on musical styles, elements, forms and structures
matching repertoire to target audience and market requirements
prioritising work tasks and establishing deadlines
monitoring own work and introducing strategies to improve performance
practising and performing with due regard to personal health and safety considerations
prioritising work tasks and working within deadlines
demonstrating reliability in all agreed work commitments
developing knowledge of musical styles and genres
improving skills through practice
continuously evaluating and adjusting own work via critical listening
seeking feedback and integrating constructive advice into own work performance
storing and retrieving relevant OHS documents
using appropriate/current software and hardware for composing, orchestrating, setting down and recording music
analysing scales, chord sequences and music systems, rhythms, time signatures and beat patterns of musical organisation relevant to area of specialisation