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VCE VET Music Industry

 

 

 

Qualifications

CUA20615 Certificate II in Music Industry: Certificate II in Music Industry 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 focus on an area of their interest such as performing simple pieces, mixing sound in a broadcasting environment or repairing and maintaining audio equipment.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to four units of credit at Units 1 and 2 level.

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 can include making a music demo, composing simple songs or musical pieces and developing ensemble skills. Units 3 and 4 offer scored assessment and include units such as developing improvisation skills, preparing for performance and performing music as part of a group or as a soloist.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: 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 additional specialisations in the Certificate III in Music Industry qualification may be eligible for further credit at Units 3 and 4 level.

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 can include units such as implementing repairing and maintaining audio equipment, performing basic sound editing and developing music industry knowledge. Units 3 and 4 offer scored assessment and include units such as recording and mixing a basic music demo, operating sound reinforcement systems and installing and disassembling audio equipment.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: 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 additional specialisations in the Certificate III in Music Industry 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.

2020 Top Designs poster (pdf - 995.42kb)

From 2020, the Top Designs exhibition will incorporate work from VCE VET Music Industry. Applications to Top Designs 2020 will be available from early September. To find out more about how to apply, visit Top Designs.

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 the Music Performance or Sound Production, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

Students who undertake training from the Certificate III in addition to the two scored programs and achieve a further Units 3 and 4 sequence may be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score in the primary four scaled studies).

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). For more information, visit VTAC.

Scored assessment

Scored assessment is available for VCE VET Music Industry.

Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Music Industry must undertake scored assessment in the Music Performance and/or Sound Production specialisations 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

VCE VET assessment guide (February 2010)

VCE VET Music Industry (Music Performance) Assessment Plan Template and Sample (January 2019)

VCE VET Music Industry (Sound Production) Assessment Plan Template and Sample (January 2019)

VCE VET scoring criteria sheets

VET Coursework Assessment Record (VCAR)

Frameworks for task types are a guide to the four task types in scored VCE VET programs.

Portfolio

Product

Work performance

Work project

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE VET Music Industry Performance examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

View VCE VET Music Industry Sound Production examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Structured workplace learning recognition

The VCAA provides recognition for structured workplace learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.

A workplace learning record booklet for VCE VET Music Industry is available.

View CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry workplace learning record booklet.

Support material

VCE VET Music Industry Program Booklet
The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package.

VCE VET program guide 2018
The VCE VET Program Guide provides general advice about the VCAA's suite of VCE VET programs. It is to be read in conjunction with the VCE VET Music Industry program booklet.

VCE VET Music Industry State Reviewer

VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.

Nick Lowes - Rowville Secondary College

tel: (03) 9755 4555

email: lowes.nicholas.n@edumail.vic.gov.au