Certificate IV in Music Industry



This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in music performance, sound production or music business contexts. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

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.


Entry requirements: Nil



A total of fourteen units is required: four core units and ten elective units of which:


This qualification can provide for specialisations:

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.


Core Units

BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright

BSBSMB301 Investigate micro-business opportunities

CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices


Elective Units

Group A Performance

CUAMCP401 Develop techniques for arranging music

CUAMCP402 Develop techniques for composing music

CUAMLT303 Apply knowledge of music theory rudiments to notating music

CUAMLT401 Notate music for realisation in music performance and industry practice

CUAMLT403 Analyse and apply functional harmony

CUAMPF302 Prepare for performances

CUAMPF304 Make a music demo

CUAMPF305 Develop improvisation skills

CUAMPF401 Rehearse music for group performances

CUAMPF402 Develop and maintain stagecraft skills

CUAMPF403 Develop repertoire as part of a backup group

CUAMPF404 Perform music as part of a group

CUAMPF405 Develop instrumental techniques

CUAMPF406 Perform music as a soloist

CUAMPF407 Develop vocal techniques

CUAMPF408 Develop performance techniques on a second instrument

CUAMPF409 Perform music using digital media

CUAMPF410 Perform music from written notation

Group B Sound Production

BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques

CUASOU301 Undertake live audio operations

CUASOU401 Mix live audio

CUASOU502 Manage the operation of stage monitor systems

CUASOU308 Install and disassemble audio equipment

CUASOU309 Restore audio tracks

CUASOU310 Analyse soundtracks

CUASOU405 Record sound

CUASOU406 Develop and implement sound plans

CUASOU407 Edit sound

CUASOU408 Edit dialogue

CUASOU409 Mix recorded music

CUASOU410 Record sound on location

CUASOU411 Coordinate sound recording operations on location

CUASOU311 Mix music in a studio environment

CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields

CUAPOS402 Manage media assets

CUAMCP303 Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media

CUAMLT301 Develop and apply aural perception skills

Group C Business

BSBADV405 Perform media calculations

BSBADV406 Buy and monitor media

BSBADV407 Apply media analysis and processing tools

BSBCON401 Work effectively in a business continuity context

BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process

BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

BSBMKG401 Profile the market

BSBMKG418 Develop and apply knowledge of marketing communication industry

BSBMKG408 Conduct market research

BSBMKG414 Undertake marketing activities

BSBMKG415 Research international markets

BSBMKG416 Market goods and services internationally

BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

BSBPUB401 Develop and apply knowledge of public relations industry

BSBPUR402 Negotiate contracts

BSBREL402 Build client relationships and business networks

BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

CUAADM302 Book performance venues

CUAFIM401 Obtain revenue to support operations

CUAIND402 Provide freelance services

CUAMGT401 Manage distribution of music and associated products

CUAMGT402 Administer music publishing income

CUAMGT403 Manage licensing and assignment of works

CUAMGT404 Administer artists' royalty income

CUAMKG301 Assist with marketing and promotion

CUAMLT302 Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice

CUAPPM403 Coordinate touring arrangements

CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media

ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

SITXMPR401 Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials

Group D General

BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

BSBDES401 Generate design solutions

BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website

BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

BSBFIA402 Report on financial activity

BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents

BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published documents

BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships

BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness

BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals

BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan

BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement

BSBPUR401 Plan purchasing

BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information

BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes

BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances

BSBSMB403 Market the small business

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB408 Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations

BSBSMB413 Design a digital action plan for small business

BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

BSBWOR403 Manage stress in the workplace

BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

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

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry

CUADIG401 Author interactive media

CUADIG402 Design user interfaces

CUADIG403 Create user interfaces

CUAGMT301 Repair and maintain production equipment

CUAIND304 Plan a career in the creative arts industry

CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields

CUAMCP301 Compose simple songs or musical pieces

CUAMCP302 Write song lyrics

CUAMLT402 Articulate ideas about music

CUAMPF303 Contribute to backup accompaniment

CUARES402 Conduct research

CUASOU202 Perform basic sound editing

CUASOU302 Compile and replay audio material

CUASOU304 Prepare audio assets

CUASOU305 Compile audio material for broadcast

CUASOU306 Operate sound reinforcement systems

CUASOU307 Record and mix a basic music demo

CUASOU402 Manage audio input sources

CUASOU404 Manage wireless audio operations

CUAIND301 Work effectively in the creative arts industry

ICTWEB404 Maintain website performance

TAEDEL301B Provide work skill instruction

TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402A Assess competence

TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

*Indicates the need for prerequisite units.