Certificate IV in Music Industry - CUA40915


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in music performance, sound production or music business 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 and have limited responsibility for the output of others.Licensing/Regulatory Information National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk WorkThe National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels:CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform doggingCPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic levelCPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate levelCPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level.National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction WorkSets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.


4 core units plus 10 electives.


  • Develop and apply knowledge of public relations industry
  • Write content for a range of media
  • Coordinate sound recording operations on location
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Record sound on location
  • Mix recorded music
  • Design and develop complex text documents
  • Report on financial activity
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Coordinate touring arrangements
  • Manage distribution of music and associated products
  • Obtain revenue to support operations
  • Conduct research
  • Author interactive media
  • Make a music demo
  • Administer artists' royalty income
  • Plan purchasing
  • Develop techniques for composing music
  • Apply media analysis and processing tools
  • Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media
  • Record sound
  • Research international markets
  • Create user interfaces
  • Work effectively in the creative arts industry
  • Generate design solutions
  • Perform music as part of a group
  • Develop techniques for arranging music
  • Prepare for performances
  • Review and maintain a website
  • Design user interfaces
  • Undertake marketing activities
  • Articulate ideas about music
  • Develop and apply knowledge of marketing communication industry
  • Develop repertoire as part of a backup group
  • Develop improvisation skills
  • Edit dialogue
  • Manage media assets
  • Perform basic sound editing
  • Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • Buy and monitor media
  • Notate music
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Build client relationships and business networks
  • Market the small business
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Make a presentation
  • Plan a career in the creative arts industry
  • Develop vocal techniques
  • Notate music for performance
  • Produce complex desktop published documents
  • Assist with marketing and promotion
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Apply project time management techniques
  • Manage stress in the workplace
  • Manage the operation of stage monitor systems
  • Undertake live audio operations
  • Design a digital action plan for small business
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Maintain website performance
  • Develop instrumental techniques
  • Manage licensing and assignment of works
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Assess competence
  • Record and mix a basic music demo
  • Apply work health and safety practices
  • Manage wireless audio operations
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Install and disassemble audio equipment
  • Plan assessment activities and processes
  • Perform music using digital media
  • Perform media calculations
  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • Prepare audio assets
  • Restore audio tracks
  • Manage audio input sources
  • Compose simple songs or musical pieces
  • Provide freelance services
  • Licence to perform rigging advanced level
  • Contribute to backup accompaniment
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • Operate sound reinforcement systems
  • Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice
  • Plan small business finances
  • Profile the market
  • Use and respect copyright
  • Rehearse music for group performances
  • Market goods and services internationally
  • Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
  • Develop skills in analysis of functional harmony
  • Analyse soundtracks
  • Mix live audio
  • Book performance venues
  • Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials
  • Compile and replay audio material
  • Develop and apply aural perception skills
  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations
  • Mix music in a studio environment
  • Implement continuous improvement
  • Compile audio material for broadcast
  • Write song lyrics
  • Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • Repair and maintain production equipment
  • Lead effective workplace relationships
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Perform music as a soloist
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Perform music from written notation
  • Undertake project work
  • Implement operational plan
  • Analyse and present research information
  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • Work effectively in a business continuity context
  • Administer music publishing income
  • Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Develop and implement sound plans
  • Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
  • Develop performance techniques on a second instrument
  • Conduct market research
  • Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • Develop teams and individuals
  • Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • Prepare financial reports
  • Write complex documents
  • Edit sound

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Adelaide College of the Arts No
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 months

Further information

Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading writing and numeracy skills as part of the course counselling before enrolling.

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