Certificate III in Music Industry - CUA30915

TAFE Western Australia Colleges

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)

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 theoretical knowledge. They may provide support to a team. Licensing/Regulatory Information National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets 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.


3 core units plus 8 electives.


  • Write content for a range of media
  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
  • Implement copyright arrangements
  • Make a music demo
  • Process and monitor event registrations
  • Develop technical skills in performance
  • Develop basic audio skills and knowledge
  • Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media
  • Write simple documents
  • Migrate to new technology
  • Set up information and communications technology for the micro business
  • Work effectively in the creative arts industry
  • Maintain interactive content
  • Perform music as part of a group
  • Design and produce text documents
  • Prepare for performances
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Work effectively with diversity
  • Develop improvisation skills
  • Perform basic sound editing
  • Notate music
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Organise schedules
  • Plan a career in the creative arts industry
  • Author interactive sequences
  • Assist with marketing and promotion
  • Plan a home based business
  • Purchase goods and services
  • Undertake live audio operations
  • Create electronic presentations
  • Repair and maintain audio equipment
  • Coordinate on-site event registrations
  • Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Record and mix a basic music demo
  • Develop a micro business proposal
  • Provide information and assistance
  • Install and disassemble audio equipment
  • Operate basic lighting
  • Provide seating and ticketing services
  • Mix sound in a broadcasting environment
  • Prepare audio assets
  • Restore audio tracks
  • Manage audio input sources
  • Compose simple songs or musical pieces
  • Incorporate technology into music making
  • Usher patrons
  • Contribute to backup accompaniment
  • Create and use databases
  • Operate sound reinforcement systems
  • Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice
  • Recommend products and services
  • Maintain business resources
  • Produce desktop published documents
  • Work effectively in the music industry
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Provide event staging support
  • Produce spreadsheets
  • Analyse soundtracks
  • Book performance venues
  • Compile and replay audio material
  • Determine resource requirements for the micro business
  • Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication
  • Mix music in a studio environment
  • Write song lyrics
  • Organise finances for the micro business
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Organise workplace information
  • Perform music as a soloist
  • Use advanced features of computer applications
  • Maintain financial records
  • Provide first aid
  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • Incorporate music technology into performance
  • Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • Produce and prepare photo images
  • Process customer complaints
  • Work effectively in a business continuity context
  • Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music
  • Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols
  • Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • Administer bookings for rehearsals and performances
  • Utilise a knowledge management system

Study information

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Further information

It is assumed that applicants are able to play an instrument or sing at a level which would enable satisfactory performance in a band situation at a basic level.

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