Students who complete the Cert II course have the option to undertake the Certificate III in Music course. This course is 12 months in duration.
The Certificate III in Music assists individuals in developing a wide range of competencies in varied work contexts of the music industry, as well as in environments that require skills in music performance, music creation or composition, sound production or music business.
The program is suited to learners with a broad interest in music who are keen to further develop skills in their area of their interest, from preparing for performances, recording and mixing music or repairing and maintaining audio equipment for live music events.
Depending on the electives chosen, the Certificate III in Music allows for specialisations in Performance and Creation and Composition with COSAMP.
Career and pathways opportunities may lead to roles such as studio assistant, performer or session musician, producer, arranger, stagehand, songwriter, broadcaster and sound & lighting technician.
Students will complete core units of study in the following areas:
- Implement copyright arrangements
- Work effectively in the music industry
- Plan a career in the creative arts industry
- Develop a web presence using social media
- Incorporate music technology into performance
- Develop technical skills for musical performances
- Prepare for musical performances
- Perform music as a soloist
All nationally recognised courses use a competency-based approach to assessment. This involves students being assessed against standard criteria or benchmarks. A student is judged as either competent or not yet competent. The judgement is made on the basis of evidence which can be in a variety of forms, for example written tests, performance observations, quizzes, viva voce interviews or portfolios. All assessment requirements need to be met concurrently to demonstrate the achievement of an element of competency. All elements of competency must be achieved to demonstrate the achievement of a unit of competency.