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Certificate IV in Music Industry CUA40915

Overview

Gain a sound theoretical knowledge of music, the music industry and basic studio recording.  You may choose electives to develop your performance skills in contemporary styles, compositional techniques and skills, and electronic music production or focus on audio post production and studio work and live sound technology and theory.

Subjects successfully completed in this program may contribute to the Diploma of Music Industry.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Music Industry CUA40915
Program No: C4-BD19
Campus: CIT Woden 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (20-30 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.
Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost: $1,925
Likely Job Outcome: Music: Musician, performer, DJ, songwriter
Sound: Studio assistant, small venue live sound operator, sound technician, production crew member
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

Students may be required to purchase a crew shirt, software license or text books.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

It is recommended that you have a Certificate III in Music Industry. Applicants without a Certificate III in Music Industry may be invited to perform an audition to demonstrate skills or an interview to discuss previous relevant experience. A music theory and audio recording bridging course may be required before starting the Certificate IV in Music Industry.

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 program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enroll and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program.

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

Further Study

Subjects successfully completed in this program can contribute to the completion of the Diploma of Music.
For further information on credit received for qualifications completed at CIT, check the Pathways Guide or call the Information Centre on 6207 3188.

  • 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 program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. 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 program. Please visit Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

  • 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

Core - complete all 4 subjects

  • BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
    • CIT Code: INNO104
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to articulate, present and debate ideas in a work or broader life context using creative techniques in order to provoke response, reaction and critical discussion.
      This unit applies to individuals who contribute and present ideas that may be complex in nature and may relate to new products, services, processes or creative works using a degree of risk taking and storytelling.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright
    • CIT Code: ADMN209
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use and respect copyright. It covers maintaining control over the copyright owner’s work, commercialising copyright material, preventing the unauthorised use of an original work and using other party’s original work legitimately.
      It applies to people who may be authors, creators or other owners of works covered by copyright. It also applies to employees who have a role in ensuring that their organisation’s copyright is protected and/or that their organisation uses others’ copyright appropriately to benefit the organisation without infringing the rights of copyright owners

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
    • CIT Code: OHSS202
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow work health and safety (WHS) requirements in the creative industries. It applies to those who are required to identify their individual WHS responsibilities and implement procedures to work safely in various creative industry work contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
    • CIT Code: BUSN134
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to consider the major elements of a business idea, undertake research to determine viability of the business opportunity and present the idea with reference to the legislative frameworks affecting the business.  It applies to individuals who are establishing or operating a micro business for self-employment.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 10 subjects in total


Complete at least 7 and up to 10 subjects from this group

  • CUAMCP402 Develop techniques for composing music
    • CIT Code: MUSC156
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply aural imagination and perception skills to compose a range of musical pieces.
      It applies to individuals creating music in any genre for a wide range of ensemble, band or solo performances in a range of contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMLT403 Develop skills in analysis of functional harmony
    • CIT Code: MUSC287
      Cost: $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and use functional harmony.
      It applies to individuals who incorporate into their own practice a working knowledge of functional harmony and related theoretical language of music. They may be working as musicians, songwriters or music producers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF402 Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
    • CIT Code: MUSC174
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply a well developed range of stagecraft skills during performances.
      It applies to musicians and performers in all genres, whose image and reputation rely on the way they approach performances and engage with audiences, and not just their ability to play an instrument or sing.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF405 Develop instrumental techniques
    • CIT Code: MUSC180
      Cost: $130.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop instrumental techniques across a range of performance repertoire.
      It applies to individuals who perform as instrumentalists and are developing competence to perform in public. They plan practice regularly and willingly act on feedback from colleagues and mentors.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF404 Perform music as part of a group
    • CIT Code: MUSC182
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform music for an audience as part of a group.
      It applies to individuals who perform as instrumentalists and vocalists as members of a group. They may work in any musical genre. Performing in a group requires well developed interpersonal communication and collaboration skills, in addition to technical and musicianship skills.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU308 Install and disassemble audio equipment
    • CIT Code: MUSC307
      Cost: $115.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and disassemble audio equipment for a range of live performance and entertainment productions.
      It applies to individuals who work collaboratively as part of a production team to install, align, test and disassemble audio equipment for playback, mixing and recording purposes.
      The model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations list the work that requires a high risk work licence, including dogging and rigging. Completion of the following units is required for certification at basic, intermediate and advanced levels:
      ◾CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
      ◾CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level
      ◾CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
      ◾CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level.
      Sets and staging for some productions may fall within the definition of construction work. Under section 274 of the WHS Act, it is a requirement of the approved Code of Practice for Construction Work that any person entering a construction site must successfully complete general construction induction training through a Registered Training Organisation. Completion of the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry fulfils this requirement.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU309 Restore audio tracks
    • CIT Code: MUSC308
      Cost: $95.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform restoration work on recorded audio tracks.
      It applies to individuals who restore fragile and archival audio tracks in film, television, radio, audio post-production and archival environments.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU405 Record sound
    • CIT Code: MUSC318
      Cost: $320.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record sound and supervise sound recording operations.
      It applies to individuals who work as part of a production team to record sound in a range of environments, including recording studios, live performances, broadcast studios and film/sound archives.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU408 Edit dialogue
    • CIT Code: MUSC310
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to edit dialogue for a range of screen productions.
      It applies to individuals who work collaboratively as part of a production team to make post-production dialogue edits that are free of uneven sound.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU502 Manage the operation of stage monitor systems
    • CIT Code: MUSC262
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, set up and operate stage monitor systems for performers in live productions and events.
      Individuals who apply these skills are expected to display a high level of initiative and judgement as they take responsibility for addressing the on-stage mixing requirements of each performer in a group or orchestra.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF305 Develop improvisation skills
    • CIT Code: MUSC181
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and perform simple musical improvisation in a chosen area.
      It applies to individuals who work as musicians and who are developing improvisation skills to perform in a range of musical genres and traditions.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU311 Mix music in a studio environment
    • CIT Code: MUSC359
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret artistic and technical production requirements for music, and to operate professional audio equipment for mixing music in the music, screen, media and entertainment industries.
      It applies to individuals who work in a studio environment and create quality sound for conventional audio formats to produce the final mix of a musical production.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU407 Edit sound
    • CIT Code: MUSC309
      Cost: $130.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to edit sound material to meet production requirements. This involves assessing the quality of source materials, preparing source materials for sound editing, making technically accurate sound edits, and applying sound effects to enhance the final product.
      It applies to individuals who work as part of a production team to edit sound material for a range of productions. It also applies to individuals working in film and sound archives. Individuals work with minimal supervision and guidance, and may supervise others.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete up to 3 subjects from this group

  • CUAGMT301 Repair and maintain production equipment
    • CIT Code: MEDA379
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to complete basic repair and maintenance of production equipment and facilities used in the screen, media and entertainment industries.
      It applies to individuals who work under the supervision of a technical director or senior production staff, using some discretion, judgment and relevant theoretical knowledge to carry out their responsibilities.

      Testing and tagging of electrical equipment must be carried out by a person with the relevant certificate of competency in accordance with the performance specifications of:
      Australian Standard 3760: 200 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment
      Australian Standard 3002: 1985 Electrical installations – shows and carnivals.
      In some states and territories:
      only licensed electricians can undertake the tasks outlined in Element 2
      a restricted electrical licence is required to repair and maintain production equipment. Restricted electrical licences allow a person to carry out electrical work incidental to a trade. Incidental work may include fault-finding on equipment or changing like-for-like equipment by disconnecting and reconnecting the fixed wiring. It does not include any other changes to the fixed wiring.
      Check with the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU304 Prepare audio assets
    • CIT Code: MEDA418
      Cost: $210.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare audio assets for inclusion in broadcasting, games and interactive media.
      It applies to individuals who prepare and package audio content into formats appropriate for various media distribution channels and interactive products.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMCP301 Compose simple songs or musical pieces
    • CIT Code: MUSC268
      Cost: $90.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply musical styles and conventions to the composition of simple songs or musical pieces.
      It applies to individuals who are songwriters, musicians and music producers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU306 Operate sound reinforcement systems
    • CIT Code: MUSC199
      Cost: $115.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate sound reinforcement systems for live performances.
      It applies to individuals whose main role is to monitor and maintain sound quality through front-of-house sound reinforcement systems during live performances.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF303 Contribute to backup accompaniment
    • CIT Code: MUSC179
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform as part of a backup group.
      It applies to individuals who are developing technical and interpersonal accompaniment skills on chosen instrument or voice to complement the performance of soloists and blend with that of other group members.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Music Industry (Sound Production) CUA50815
Diploma Music Industry (Performance) CUA50815
Certificate III Music Industry CUA30915
Statement Attainment training Music Industry Bridging [extract from CUA30915]
Statement Attainment training Pro Tools 101 [extract from CUA30915]
Non-Accredited Training DJ Skills
Non-Accredited Training Pro Tools 201

More Information

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