Music

Qualification Certificate IV (NRT)
Course number 19367
National Code CUS40109
Training Package CUS09 - Music
Program area Business Finance and Culture  
Duration (nominal hours) 535
This course replaced 7816 - Music
 

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Course overview

Course Description

This qualification is for people who want to work as musicians or singers -
songwriters, performing in a band or musical events.
 
You will develop knowledge and skills to analyse and evaluate information
from a variety of sources and implement copyright arrangements and work
safely and effectively in the music industry.
 
From the specialist units you can develop music literacy knowledge and
skills in music writing, composition, arrangement and performance. 
Performance may be as free-lance, soloist or in a group. Specific skills
may include using a musical instrument or digital media; performing from a
repertoire, improvising or from written notation.
 
From the elective units you can develop other skills related to the music
industry such as stagecraft, audio/sound, research, innovation and creative
thinking and writing, or small and micro business skills.
 
Pathways into the qualification
 
* CUS30109 Certificate III in Music, or
* with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower
level   qualification.
 

Career Opportunities

Relevant job roles may include working as musician or singer-songwriter in a
band or musical event.
 

Articulation

When you finish this course you can continue on to further specialised studies
at Diploma level, e.g. the Diploma of Music (19370).

Entry Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Pathways into the qualification
-------------------------------
- CUS30109 Certificate III in Music, or
- with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level
qualification.

 

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Locations & fees



TAFE NSW fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations. Concessions or exemptions may apply for eligible students.

Year Half Year Fee Annual Fee
2014 $570 $1140


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Course structure

pdf icon Student Assessment Guide – Course
 

What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
 
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
 
 
This course reflects the packaging requirements for CUS40109 Certificate
IV in Music within the Music Training Package (CUS09 - V1.2). The rules
from CUS09 Training Package are as follows:
 
Packaging Rules
 
Total number of units = 14
3 core units
7 Group A units
4 elective units
 
2 elective units must be selected from the Group A and/or Group 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.
 
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 be
at an appropriate qualification level.
 
 
To satisfy the training package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
 
Group 1 - Core Units
--------------------
ALL 3 core units must be completed
 
Group 2 - Group A Specialist Units listed in CUS40109
-----------------------------------------------------
At least 7 specialist units must be completed from subgroups 1 to 4. The
subgroups represent each of the specialist areas outlined in the training
package.
 
Group 3 - Group B Elective Units listed in CUS40109
---------------------------------------------------
4 elective units must be completed. At least 2 elective units must be
completed from the subgroups within this group 3 and/or from the subgroups
above. The remaining 2 elective units may be completed from the subgroups
within this group 3 and/or from the subgroups within group 2 above and/or
from group 4 below which contains units of competency from any endorsed
Training Package or accredited course.
 
Group 4 - Electives from any training package or accredited course
----------------------------------------------------------------------
A maximum of 2 elective units may be completed from this group which
contains units of competency from any endorsed Training Package or
Accredited course.  

 
The context for this qualification varies, and this must guide the
selection of elective units. The training package provides examples
designed to assist in the selection of appropriate electives for
particular outcomes at this level, but they are in no way prescriptive.
 
NOTES FOR STUDENTS
------------------
 
1. LEARNER SUPPORT
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
 
2. SELECTION OF ELECTIVES
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
 
3. RECOGNITION
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
 
4. PREREQUISITE UNITS
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.
 

Course Elective Completion:

At least 11 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4

 
Group 1 CORE UNITS
All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements 20
CUSIND301B Work effectively in the music industry 25
CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures 10
 
Group 2 GROUP A SPECIALIST UNITS LISTED IN CUS40109
At least 7 and no more than 11 module/units must be completed
Subgroup 1 INDUSTRY CONTEXT SPECIALIST UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUSIND401A Develop specialist expertise in the music industry 40
 
Subgroup 2 MUSIC COMPOSITION SPECIALIST UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUSMCP401A Develop techniques for arranging music 35
CUSMCP402A Develop techniques for composing music 35
 
Subgroup 3 MUSIC LITERACY SPECIALIST UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUSMLT303A Notate music 40
CUSMLT401A Notate music for performance 35
CUSMLT402A Articulate ideas about music 40
CUSMLT403A Analyse functional harmony 55
 
Subgroup 4 MUSIC PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUSMPF302A Prepare for performances 35
CUSMPF304A Make a music demo 40
CUSMPF305A Develop improvisation skills 35
CUSMPF401A Rehearse music for group performances 85
CUSMPF402A Develop and maintain stagecraft skills 70
CUSMPF403A Develop repertoire as part of a backup group 60
CUSMPF404A Perform music as part of a group 70
CUSMPF405A Develop instrumental techniques 35
CUSMPF406A Perform music as a soloist 70
CUSMPF407A Develop vocal techniques 40
CUSMPF408A Develop performance techniques on a second instrument 40
CUSMPF409A Perform music using digital media 40
CUSMPF410A Perform music from written notation 70
 
Group 3 GROUP B ELECTIVE UNITS LISTED IN CUS40109
You may choose electives from this group
Subgroup 1 AUDIO/SOUND ELECTIVE UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUSSOU301A Provide sound reinforcement 40
CUSSOU302A Record and mix a basic music demo 40
 
Subgroup 2 CREATIVE PROCESS ELECTIVE UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBCRT401A Articulate, present and debate ideas 40
BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process 40
 
Subgroup 3 DESIGN PROCESS ELECTIVE UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBDES401A Generate design solutions 75
 
Subgroup 4 INDUSTRY CONTEXT ELECTIVE UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis 40
CUSIND302A Plan a career in the creative arts industry 35
 
Subgroup 5 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH ELECTIVE UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information 40
CUFRES401A Conduct research 54
 
Subgroup 6 LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT ELECTIVE UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
TAAASS401C Plan and organise assessment 20
TAAASS402C Assess competence 25
TAADEL401B Plan and organise group-based delivery 30
TAADEL402B Facilitate group-based learning 40
TAADEL403B Facilitate individual learning 25
 
Subgroup 7 MUSIC COMPOSITION ELECTIVE UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUSMCP301A Compose simple songs or musical pieces 30
CUSMCP302A Write song lyrics 30
CUSMCP303A Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media 35
 
Subgroup 8 MUSIC LITERACY ELECTIVE UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUSMLT301A Apply knowledge of genre to music making 40
CUSMLT302A Develop and apply aural-perception skills 45
 
Subgroup 9 MUSIC PERFORMANCE ELECTIVE UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUSMPF303A Contribute to backup accompaniment 40
 
Subgroup 10 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBOHS407A Monitor a safe workplace 40
 
Subgroup 11 SMALL AND MICRO BUSINESS ELECTIVE UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business 50
BSBSMB402A Plan small business finances 40
BSBSMB403A Market the small business 50
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning 50
BSBSMB405B Monitor and manage small business operations 40
BSBSMB408B Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations 35
 
Subgroup 12 WORKPLACE EFFECTIVENESS ELECTIVE UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships 40
BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness 40
BSBWOR403A Manage stress in the workplace 60
 
Subgroup 13 WRITING ELECTIVE UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBWRT401A Write complex documents 50
CUFWRT301A Write content for a range of media 40
 
Subgroup 14 SUSTAINABILITY
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
 
Group 4 ELECTIVES FROM ANY TRAINING PACKAGE OR ACCREDITED COURSE
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUESOU03C Operate professional audio equipment 100
CUESOU08B Select and manage microphone and other audio input sources 30
CUESOU10B Operate wireless audio equipment 40
CUFBRD402A Vision mix television productions 60
CUFCAM201A Assist with a basic camera shoot 50
CUFCAM301A Shoot material for screen productions 50
CUFCAM402A Shoot television content in multi-camera environment 50
CUFPOS201A Perform basic vision and sound editing 40
CUFSOU204A Perform basic sound editing 30
CUSMKG301A Assist with the promotion of creative acts 30
CUSSOU402A Develop and implement sound plans 35
CUSSOU404A Edit dialogue 40
ICAICT101A Operate a personal computer 15
ICAICT102A Operate word-processing applications 15
ICAICT105A Operate spreadsheet applications 15
ICAICT201A Use computer operating systems and hardware 50
ICAICT203A Operate application software packages 40
ICPMM322C Edit a digital image 40
ICPPP225C Produce graphics using a graphics application 40
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve CUS40109 Certificate IV in Music (TAFE NSW course 19367), learners
are required to complete 14 units of competency, comprising:
 
3 core units from Group 1
7 specialist units from Group 2
4 elective units from Groups 2, 3 or 4 - with a maximum of 2 from Group 4.
 

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