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Certificate IV in Music CUA40920

Overview

Develop theoretical knowledge and a practical skill base in music theory and genre, music copyright, music business, and basic studio recording. You may choose electives to develop your performance skills in contemporary styles, and instrumental or vocal technical ability, or focus on computer game audio, and sound reinforcement.

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

Qualification:

Certificate IV in Music CUA40920

Next Intake:

Semester 1 2024

Course No:

C4-BD72

Campus:

CIT Reid 

Duration:

3 Terms full-time (23 - 36 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent. Face-to-Face delivery 15 - 20 hours per week over 3-5 days. Additional individual study 8 - 16 hours per week including instrument/studio practice, online activities, research, report writing, teamwork, assessment preparation, etc.

Cost Info:

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost:

Standard $3,030

Likely Job Outcome:

Music: Musician, performer, DJ, songwriter, music marketing and promotions officer
Sound: Studio assistant, small venue live sound operator, sound technician, production crew member, sound recordist, booking agent, sound designer

Application Type:

Portfolio - Standard
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Additional Information

Students may be required to purchase a crew shirt, software license or textbooks.
Completion of the Certificate IV in Music will allow entrance into the Diploma of Music.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that you have experience/knowledge in/of:

- Pro Tools software
- Basic music theory
And
- Ensemble Performance OR Basic Audio

Skills Recognition

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 14 subjects (4 Core and 10 Electives)

Core: Complete all 4

  • CUAIND411   Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
    • CIT Code: ARTS414
      Cost: Standard $190.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to add depth to expertise in a specialist field or technique in the creative industries. It involves researching industry trends and new ideas, developing skills and techniques for a specialist field and evaluating professional development which can be expressed in a practical outcome. The unit applies to those who undertake work with limited guidance and may be responsible for mentoring others on the job in a range of fields. Fields include dance, music, cultural heritage, screen and media, visual arts, craft and design. Depending on the specialist area, guidance from mentors and experienced practitioners may be expected.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • 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
  • CUACMP311   Implement copyright arrangements
    • CIT Code: MEDA492
      Cost: Standard $130.00
      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
  • CUAMWB402   Manage feedback on creative practice
    • CIT Code: MUSC390
      Cost: Standard $160.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to seek, receive and respond to feedback in relation to an individual’s creative practice. The unit applies to those who work in a range of creative environments and who receive a range of feedback to their artistic or creative practice. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete minimum 8

  • CUAMPF412   Develop and apply stagecraft skills
    • CIT Code: MUSC380
      Cost: Standard $275.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and apply a range of stagecraft skills during performances.The unit applies to those who are 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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU415   Record sound
    • CIT Code: MUSC393
      Cost: Standard $420.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record sound.The unit applies to those 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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU321   Mix music in studio environments
    • CIT Code: MUSC391
      Cost: Standard $230.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate industry-standard audio equipment for mixing music in the music, screen, media and entertainment industries. The unit applies to those who work in a studio environment and interpret artistic and technical production requirements for music to produce the final mix of a musical production.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMLT413   Analyse basic harmony functions
    • CIT Code: MUSC375
      Cost: Standard $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and analyse basic harmony functions. This involves analysing the contribution of harmony to performance and compositional outcomes and using knowledge of musical elements to achieve harmonisation in short pieces. The unit applies to those who incorporate a working knowledge of harmony and theoretical language of music into their own practice. They may be working as musicians, songwriters or music producers. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF415   Develop and apply instrumental techniques
    • CIT Code: MUSC383
      Cost: Standard $225.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop instrumental techniques and apply them when performing a range of repertoire. The unit applies to those who perform as instrumentalists and are developing competence to perform in public. They plan practice regularly and take initiative to act on feedback from colleagues and mentors. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCRT413   Collaborate in creative processes
    • CIT Code: BUSN291
      Cost: Standard $280.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to engage in a creative process and reflect on own role in the process.The unit applies to individuals who are working in creative industries, as well as those involved in broader business and community activities where creative team effort is highly valued. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU306   Operate sound reinforcement systems
    • CIT Code: MUSC199
      Cost: Standard $300.00
      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
  • CUAMCP412   Compose musical pieces
    • CIT Code: MUSC371
      Cost: Standard $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply imagination and perception skills to compose a range of musical pieces.The unit applies to those who create music in any genre for a wide range of ensemble, band and solo performances in a range of contexts.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU304   Prepare audio assets
    • CIT Code: MEDA418
      Cost: Standard $240.00
      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
  • CUASOU212   Perform basic sound editing
    • CIT Code: MUSC399
      Cost: Standard $360.00
      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
  • CUAMPF414   Perform music as part of a group
    • CIT Code: MUSC382
      Cost: Standard $275.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform music for an audience as part of a group. This includes preparing for performance, applying technical and musicianship skills during group performance, and evaluating elements of performance to develop improvement strategies.The unit applies to those who perform as instrumentalists and vocalists as members of a group. They work in any musical genre and have well developed interpersonal communication and collaboration skills.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: May complete maximum 2

  • CUASOU308   Install and disassemble audio equipment
    • CIT Code: MUSC307
      Cost: Standard $125.00
      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 doggingCPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic levelCPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate levelCPCCLRG4001A 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
  • 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
  • CUAMPF315   Develop and perform musical improvisation
    • CIT Code: MUSC378
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and perform simple musical improvisation in a chosen area.The unit applies to those who work as musicians and who are developing improvisation skills to perform in a range of musical genres and traditions.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Music CUA50820
Certificate III Music CUA30920
Non-Accredited Training Pro Tools 201
Non-Accredited Training Club DJ Fundamentals
Non-Accredited Training Club DJ Advanced
Non-Accredited Training Pro Tools 101

More Information

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