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VCE VET Music Industry

The VCE VET Music Industry program is drawn from a national training package and offers portable qualifications which are recognised throughout Australia. These qualifications provide students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects within the music industry.


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Qualifications

The following qualifications are available in the VCE VET Music Industry program:

  • CUA20615 Certificate II in Music Industry
    Certificate II in Music provides students with the foundation knowledge and skills required for entry into the music industry. Core units of competency in the program include developing and updating industry knowledge, participating in work, health and safety processes and working effectively with others. The elective units in the program allow students to specialise in an area of their interest from preparing for performances, mixing sound in a broadcasting environment or repairing and maintaining audio equipment.
  • CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry
    Music Performance Specialisation: provides students with the opportunity to apply a broad range of knowledge and skills in varied work contexts in the music industry. Depending on the electives chosen, Units 1 and 2 include making a music demo, composing simple songs or musical pieces and preparing for performances. Units 3 and 4 offer scored assessment and include units such as developing improvisation skills, applying knowledge of genre to music making and performing music as part of a group or as a soloist.
    Sound Production Specialisation: provides students with the practical skills and knowledge to record, mix and edit sound sources. Units 1 and 2 of the program include core units such as implementing copyright arrangements, performing basic sound editing and developing music industry knowledge. Elective units provide students with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as composing, event staging support and recording. Units 3 and 4 offer scored assessment and include units such as recording and mixing a basic music demo, providing sound reinforcement and setting up and disassembling audio equipment.

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Credit in the VCE or VCAL

  • CUA20615 Certificate II in Music Industry: recognition of up to four units of credit at Units 1 and 2 level.
  • CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry
    • Music Performance Specialisation: recognition of two units at Units 1 and 2 level and at least one Units 3 and 4 sequence. Students who are able to undertake further training to complete the Certificate III in Music qualification may be eligible for further credit at Units 3 and 4 level.
    • Sound Production Specialisation: recognition of two units at Units 1 and 2 level and at least one Units 3 and 4 sequence. Students who are able to undertake further training to complete the Certificate III in Music qualification may be eligible for further credit at Units 3 and 4 level.

Note:The Units 3 and 4 sequences of VCE VET Music Industry are not designed as stand-alone studies. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the Units 3 and 4 sequence without first completing Units 1 and 2.


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ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for a certificate III Music Performance or Sound Production specialisation must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student's best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

Where a student elects not to receive a study score for Music Performance or Sound Production, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

Students who undertake additional training from certificate III and achieve a further Units 3 and 4 sequence may be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies). The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website: www.vtac.edu.au


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Scored Assessment

Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Music Industry must undertake scored assessment in the Music Performance or Sound Production specialisation of CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry.

Music Performance consists of three coursework tasks worth 50% of the overall study score and an end of year performance examination worth 50% of the overall study score.

Sound Production scored assessment consists of three coursework tasks worth 66% of the overall study score and an end of year written examination worth 34% of the overall study score.

Materials for Scored Assessment


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Publications

Current program information

Previous program information

Program updates and further information

Continuous improvement: During the life of qualification/s there may be occasions when changes are made to reflect feedback from users or to include the latest industry practices. This process is called continuous improvement. When continuous improvement impacts on the VCE VET Music program, advice will be published in the VCAA Bulletin and notification provided on the VCAA website Please visit the VCAA Bulletin subscription webpage


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Exams and Assessment Reports