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Certificate III in Music CUA30920

Overview

This entry-level qualification gives students an introductory understanding of music theory, foundation skills in live and studio production environments, and an understanding of current sound production technologies. Through practical collaborative projects and classes, students are encouraged to develop their confidence and ability to innovate and become future leaders in the music industry. This course provides practical performance and sound production opportunities for students through public music events and real-life projects with industry clients. Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite for the Certificate IV in Music Industry.

Qualification:

Certificate III in Music CUA30920

Course No:

C3-BD72

Campus:

CIT Reid 

Duration:

1 x semester full time (approx. 20 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent. Face-to-face delivery 14-22 hours per week over 3-4 days. Additional study of 7-16 hours per week including instrument/studio practice, online activities, aural training, research, teamwork and assessment development.

Cost Info:

The 2023 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

$1,965

Likely Job Outcome:

The job roles that relate to this qualification may include assistant sound technician, assistant music manager, musician, sound assistant and road crew.

Application Type:

Standard
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Timetable Information

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Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Although an entry level qualification, students entering this course will have a background in music/sound from either high school or amateur experience. Students intending to enrol in the Introduction to Ensembles cluster will need to contact the Music Industry Centre (MIC) on 6207 3583 to book an audition.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 11 subjects

Core: Complete all 3

  • CUACMP311   Implement copyright arrangements
    • CIT Code: MEDA492
      Cost: Standard $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement individual or collaborative copyright arrangements. This unit applies to individuals required to source copyright information, obtain permission to use other people s material, protect material from unauthorised use and applying copyright notices for creative works. Individuals that undertake this unit typically work under supervision with some responsibility regarding the planning and completion of work tasks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAIND313   Work effectively in the music industry
    • CIT Code: MEDA493
      Cost: Standard $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the music industry. It applies to individuals who are required to apply some judgement and operate under broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures, including musicians, composers, administrators, sound mixers, editors and recordists.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAIND314   Plan a career in the creative arts industry
    • CIT Code: MUSC367
      Cost: Standard $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and evaluate career opportunities in the creative arts industry, including personal skills analysis and portfolio development. It involves building networks within the creative industry and developing a personal career plan and skills portfolio for practical use.The unit applies to those who are entering or moving into another area of the industry.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 8

  • BSBESB301   Investigate business opportunities
    • CIT Code: BUSN599
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify a business opportunity and its key components. This requires undertaking research to determine the viability of the opportunity, with reference to the legislative frameworks affecting the business.The unit applies to those establishing or operating a business providing self-employment, as well as those establishing a new venture as part of a larger organisation. The business opportunities may relate to products and/or services offered by the business.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU212   Perform basic sound editing
    • CIT Code: MUSC399
      Cost: Standard $260.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform basic digital sound editing.The unit applies to those working under supervision who are responsible for preparing, assembling and digitally editing relatively simple sound sequences for media content.Individuals are expected to contribute to creative outcomes, including selection and acquisition of sound materials.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU317   Record and mix basic music demos
    • CIT Code: MUSC400
      Cost: Standard $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, record and mix a basic music demonstration (demo).The unit applies to those who work collaboratively with performers to produce basic music recordings that are intended for limited circulation or reference purposes, rather than general public release.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMLT311   Develop and apply aural perception skills
    • CIT Code: MUSC401
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and apply methods for aurally recognising simple structures and components of music. The unit applies to those who are preparing to enter the music industry as musicians, songwriters, composers or arrangers, and who are developing basic musicianship skills which can be applied in a range of contexts. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMLT313   Develop musical notation skills
    • CIT Code: MUSC374
      Cost: Standard $260.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to set down music in a notated form, by hand or using computer-based music notation applications.The unit applies to those who are analysing and notating a pre-existing section or piece of music, including emerging composers, arrangers, conductors, performers, musicians, music producers, music editors and publishers. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF311   Develop technical skills for musical performances
    • CIT Code: MUSC402
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to build on basic technical skills in a chosen area of music specialisation.The unit applies to those who perform as instrumentalists or vocalists and need to develop routines for tuning and caring for instruments or their voice. They may be developing skills on either a first or second instrument.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF312   Prepare for musical performances
    • CIT Code: MUSC403
      Cost: Standard $250.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for musical performances, including practising a selected instrument and/or voice.The unit applies to those who perform as musicians and/or vocalists and need to practise the musical pieces to be performed, applying strategies to overcome performance anxiety and complying with work health and safety (WHS) principles to take care of own health and safety. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMLT302   Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice
    • CIT Code: MUSC282
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply knowledge of music genres and styles to music industry work and learning. It applies to individuals preparing to enter the music industry who may be intending to work in areas as diverse as music performance, music promotion, sound recording, live sound production, marketing or management. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU211   Develop basic audio skills and knowledge
    • CIT Code: MUSC404
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to complete basic audio tasks in different production contexts.The unit applies to those assisting with audio operations in the screen, media and entertainment industries. At this level, they are working under the direct supervision of experienced sound technicians and operating equipment at a basic level.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU312   Develop and apply knowledge of audio theory
    • CIT Code: MUSC405
      Cost: Standard $250.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and apply knowledge about audio equipment and music technology when recording sound, or mixing live or recorded audio for the music, screen, media and entertainment industries.The unit applies to those who work in a range of audio and music production environments and use audio equipment and music technology in their work practice.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUALGT311   Operate basic lighting
    • CIT Code: MUSC368
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plot, record, modify and operate standard lighting cues on lighting consoles typically used in small-scale productions and events. It involves preparation, operation, and basic troubleshooting of lighting operations.The unit applies to those who carry out basic lighting operations with some discretion and judgement and requires broad supervision within an established framework of plans and procedures. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMCP313   Create simple musical pieces using music technology
    • CIT Code: MUSC406
      Cost: Standard $195.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and use electronic media and computer-based technology to create simple musical pieces.The unit applies to those who use knowledge of musical styles, elements and structures to create musical pieces, using music technology as the primary development tool.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au