This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.
music marketing and promotions officer
self-employed (independent) musician.
Total number of units = 14
4 core units
6 Group A units
4 elective units
2 elective units must be selected from the Group A and/or Group B units listed below.
The remaining 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.
No more than 3 Group A or Group B units previously achieved as part of another qualification may be counted towards the qualification. Electives must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.
BSBSMB405A Monitor and manage small business operations
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.
Certificate III qualification in marketing or business management (e.g. CUS30309 Certificate III in Music Business or BSB30107 Certificate III in Business)
vocational experience in marketing or business management, but without formal marketing or business management qualifications
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:
negotiating effectively with music industry personnel to confirm contractual obligations and expectations
interpreting legal requirements, contracts, company policies and procedures
reporting, recordkeeping and applying consultation skills to operate the business
reading a variety of texts, preparing general information and papers
writing formal and informal letters according to target audience
proofreading skills to check for accuracy and consistency of information by consulting additional resources
interpreting and evaluating the purposes and uses of various features of spreadsheets
sharing industry information with colleagues and peers
working effectively in a team and acknowledging cultural protocols
working constructively with users of published works
working cooperatively with artists and performers
interpreting relevant technical data
managing performance information and controlling finances
analysing compliance information
addressing issues which may affect plans and their implementation
collating and presenting data, graphs and related references
balancing artistic and commercial deliverables of performing/recording deals
calculating royalties and performance fees and addressing discrepancies
apportioning publishing income to originators of published works
analysing markets, assessing promotional opportunities for published works and monitoring developments in new media
Initiative and enterprise
comparing and assessing the commercial potential of performing/recording contracts
identifying alternative approaches to monitoring the use of published works
identifying commercial potential of works listed in a publisher's copyright files
providing advocacy in the presentation of published works for exploitation
Planning and organising
monitoring own work and introducing strategies to improve performance
prioritising work tasks and establishing deadlines
investigating legal structures, taxation and insurance requirements
developing implementation schedules
promoting artists and securing suitable performing/recording contracts
planning effective promotion strategies
prioritising tasks to meet key dates
using a variety of strategies for planning, prioritising and reviewing own work
seeking feedback and integrating constructive advice into own work performance
obtaining and interpreting information to ensure currency of work practice
identifying opportunities to maintain and enhance industry knowledge
maintaining currency of music licensing knowledge
using relevant industry software to access/download industry information, including contractual and legal information
using information-management skills to store and retrieve relevant documents