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Music Industry Skills

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VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. The Music Industry Skills Industry program aims to provide students with knowledge and skill development that will enhance their employment prospects within the music industry and enable students to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice of further education and career paths.

Course Code and Course Title

  • CUA30920 Certificate III Music Industry (Performance)
  • CUA30920 Certificate III Music Industry (Sound Production)


  • Venue: Mt Eliza Secondary College
  • Time: Wednesday 1.30 – 5.30pm and 3.30 - 7.00pm

Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning complements the training undertaken at the School. Students are required to complete 40 hours of structured workplace learning (SWL) SWL provides for:

  • enhancement of skills development
  • practical application of industry knowledge
  • assessment of units of competence
  • increased employment opportunities and marketability

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program students are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level and a 3 and 4 sequence.  Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a study score which contributes directly towards their ATAR. This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units of Competency

CUS30920 Certificate III in Music


Unit of Competency Name

CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements.
CUSIND301B Work effectively in the music industry
CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures

Elective including


Unit of Competency Name

CUSMPF304A Make a music demo.
CUSMCP301A Compose simple songs or musical pieces

VCE Unit 3-4 Sequence (choose group or solo):


Unit of Competency Name

CUSMPF301A Develop technical skills in performance.
CUSMPF305A Develop improvisation skills.
CUSMLT301A Apply knowledge of genre to music making.
CUSMPF402A Develop & maintain Stagecraft Skills.

Choose one Unit from the following


Unit of Competency Name

CUSMPF404A Perform Music as part of a Group.
CUSMPF406A Perform Music as a Soloist.

CUS30209 Certificate III in Technical Production.


Unit of Competency Name

BSBWOR203A Work effectively with others.
CUECOR01C Manage own work and learning.
CUEIND01C Source and apply entertainment industry knowledge.
CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures.
CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements.
CUFSOU204A Perform basic sound editing.

Electives including


Unit of Competency Name

SITXEVT002A Provide event staging support.
CUSMPF202A Incorporate music technology into performance.

VCE Unit 3-4 Sequence:


Unit of Competency Name

CUSSOU301A Provide sound reinforcement.
CUSSOU302A Record and mix a basic music demo.
CUESOU07B Apply a general knowledge of audio to work activities.
CUESOU08B Select and manage microphone and other audio input sources.
CUSSOU303A Set up and disassemble audio equipment.

Music Industry Get VET Video Link

See VCE and VCAL students across Victoria exploring their passion through VET, developing workplace skills and knowledge and creating flexible pathways towards future education and employment.



Diplomas and Certificates in:

  • Music Industry Skills
  • Entertainment (sound)
  • Music Performance

Bachelor Degrees in:

  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Arts (contemporary music, music industry, performance studies)
  • Music