Qualification details

CUS50109 - Diploma of Music (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 02/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced29/Oct/2010

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CUA50815 - Diploma of Music IndustryUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Qualifications merged to remove duplication. Title and core changed. Clarification of packaging rules. Unit codes updated. 14/Jan/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUS50101 - Diploma of Music 28/Oct/2010

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCRT501A - Originate and develop conceptsOriginate and develop concepts N/A
BSBDES501A - Implement design solutionsImplement design solutions N/A
BSBINM501A - Manage an information or knowledge management systemManage an information or knowledge management system N/A
BSBINN501A - Establish systems that support innovationEstablish systems that support innovation N/A
BSBINN502A - Build and sustain an innovative work environmentBuild and sustain an innovative work environment N/A
BSBOHS407A - Monitor a safe workplaceMonitor a safe workplace N/A
BSBPMG510A - Manage projectsManage projects N/A
BSBSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices N/A
BSBWOR502B - Ensure team effectivenessEnsure team effectiveness N/A
CUESMT06C - Plot technical requirements from scoresPlot technical requirements from scores N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 211200 Music Professionals 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2537 Musicians And Related Professionals 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1001 Performing Arts 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 211200 Music Professionals 29/Oct/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2537 Musicians And Related Professionals 29/Oct/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1001 Performing Arts 29/Oct/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 29/Oct/2010 
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Modification History

Version 

Comments 

Release 2

Released with CUS09 Music Training Package version 1.2.

New release created to correct minor amendment of terminology in packaging rules in all qualifications to reflect original intent which was erroneously interpreted when applying NQC flexibility rules.

Addition of elective units

Release 1

This Qualification first released on TGA CUS09 Music Training Package version 1.1.

Description

Descriptor 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate own work and/or that of a team.

Job roles 

  • composer
  • instrumentalist
  • vocalist.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification

  • Certificate IV qualification in music, e.g. CUS40109 Certificate IV in Music
  • extensive vocational experience in music practice.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the music industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options. This table is a summary of employability skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • obtaining and interpreting information to ensure currency of work practice
  • sharing industry information with colleagues and peers
  • consulting with staff and promoting a safe workplace
  • negotiating deals and achieving agreed outcomes
  • interpreting the needs and rights of relevant parties

Teamwork

  • working effectively in a team and acknowledging cultural protocols
  • working with relevant parties when negotiating deals
  • working cooperatively with other performers and music personnel
  • discussing program requirements in a collaborative manner

Problem-solving

  • analysing relevant workplace data in order to identify hazards, and to assess and control risks
  • dealing with complex and non-routine difficulties
  • interpreting relevant legislation to complete copyright documentation
  • solving problems arising from negotiating deals
  • establishing and maintaining personal financial and work recordkeeping systems
  • developing personal budgets and monitoring income and expenditure against budgets

Initiative and enterprise

  • interpreting musical structures and elements to enhance musical outcomes in performance
  • interpreting creative work from written notation
  • interpreting expression and stylistic conventions from written music
  • recovering errors with minimal disruption to performance
  • achieving own individual style of musical expression

Planning and organising

  • monitoring own work and introducing strategies to improve performance
  • planning work tasks in a logical sequence
  • setting work and practice goals
  • researching information on musical styles, elements and forms or structures
  • preparing and circulating personal portfolios to potential clients or employers
  • planning for contingencies

Self-management

  • working to personal goals
  • preparing self for performance
  • seeking expert assistance when problems arise
  • maintaining an appropriate standard of personal presentation in an audition context
  • demonstrating reliability in all agreed work commitments

Learning

  • identifying opportunities to maintain and enhance industry knowledge
  • seeking feedback and integrating constructive advice into own professional practice
  • practising strategically to overcome specific technical, expressive or sound-production problems
  • using feedback to identify strengths and weaknesses in technique to improve own technical facility
  • extending appropriate repertoire knowledge

Technology

  • storing and retrieving relevant workplace data
  • using documentation systems for preparing formal contracts and recording and storing copyright agreements
  • discriminating and adjusting pitch to produce the required sound
  • producing planned sound consistently across a wide dynamic range

Packaging Rules

Total number of units  = 16 

3 core units ,

7 Group A units 

6 elective units 

3 elective units  must be selected from the Group A  and/or Group B units  listed below.

The remaining 3 elective units  may be selected from the Group A  and Group B units  listed below or any unit of competency from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

No more than 3 Group A or Group B units  previously achieved as part of another qualification may be counted towards the qualification. Electives must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and be at an appropriate qualification level.

Core units 

CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures

CUFCMP501A Manage and exploit copyright arrangements

CUSIND501A Apply music knowledge and artistic judgement

Group A units  (specialist )

Creative process 

BSBCRT501A Originate and develop concepts

Industry context 

CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis

CUSIND401A Develop specialist expertise in the music industry

Learning and development 

CUSLED501A Provide instrumental or vocal tuition

CUSLED502A Provide tuition for composition

Music composition 

CUSMCP401A Develop techniques for arranging music

CUSMCP402A Develop techniques for composing music

CUSMCP501A Compose music using electronic media

CUSMCP502A Compose music for screen

CUSMCP503A Prepare compositions for publishing

Music literacy 

CUSMLT501A Refine aural-perception skills

CUSMLT502A Apply concepts about the impact of music to professional practice

CUSWRT501A Write about music

Music performance 

CUSMPF406A Perform music as a soloist

CUSMPF408A Develop performance techniques on a second instrument

CUSMPF501A Prepare a program for performance

CUSMPF502A Incorporate interactive technology into performance

CUSMPF503A Perform accompaniment

CUSMPF505A Perform improvisation for audiences

CUSMPF506A Develop technical skills and expand repertoire

CUSMPF507A Present live audition programs

CUSMPF508A Provide musical leadership in performance

Group B units 

Audio /sound 

CUSSOU401A Record sound

CUSSOU405A Mix recorded music

Design process 

BSBDES501A Implement design solutions

Innovation 

BSBINN501A Establish systems that support innovation

BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment

Information management and research 

BSBINM501A Manage an information or knowledge management system

CUFRES401A Conduct research

CUVADM13B Research and critique cultural work(s)

Learning and development 

TAADES501B Design and develop learning strategies

TAADES502B Design and develop learning resources

TAAENV501B Maintain and enhance professional practice

Music literacy 

CUSMLT401A Notate music for performance

CUSMLT402A Articulate ideas about music

CUSMLT403A Analyse functional harmony

Music performance 

CUESMT06C Plot technical requirements from scores

CUSMPF401A Rehearse music for group performances

CUSMPF402A Develop and maintain stagecraft skills

CUSMPF403A Develop repertoire as part of a backup group

CUSMPF404A Perform music as part of a group

CUSMPF409A Perform music using digital media

CUSMPF410A Perform music from written notation

Occupational health and safety 

BSBOHS407A Monitor a safe workplace

Project management 

BSBPMG510A Manage projects

Sustainability 

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Workplace effectiveness 

BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness

Selecting electives for different outcomes 

The context for this qualification varies, and this must guide the selection of elective units. The following examples are designed to assist in the selection of appropriate electives for particular outcomes at this level, but they are in no way prescriptive:

Composer 

Core units plus:

  • BSBCRT501A Originate and develop concepts
  • CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis
  • CUSIND401A Develop specialist expertise in the music industry
  • CUSMCP401A Develop techniques for arranging music
  • CUSMCP402A Develop techniques for composing music
  • CUSMCP501A Compose music using electronic media
  • CUSMCP502A Compose music for screen
  • CUSMCP503A Prepare compositions for publishing
  • CUSMLT401A Notate music for performance
  • CUSMLT402A Articulate ideas about music
  • CUSMLT403A Analyse functional harmony
  • CUSMLT501A Refine aural-perception skills
  • CUSMLT502A Apply concepts about the impact of music to professional practice

Instrumentalist 

Core units plus:

  • CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis
  • CUSIND401A Develop specialist expertise in the music industry
  • CUSMPF410A Perform music from written notation
  • CUSMLT402A Articulate ideas about music
  • CUSMLT403A Analyse functional harmony
  • CUSMLT501A Refine aural-perception skills
  • CUSMLT502A Apply concepts about the impact of music to professional practice
  • CUSMPF402A Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
  • CUSMPF404A Perform music as part of a group
  • CUSMPF501A Prepare a program for performance
  • CUSMPF505A Perform improvisation for audiences
  • CUSMPF506A Develop technical skills and expand repertoire
  • CUSMPF507A Present live audition programs

Vocalist 

Core units plus:

  • CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis
  • CUSIND401A Develop specialist expertise in the music industry
  • CUSMPF410A Perform music from written notation
  • CUSMLT402A Articulate ideas about music
  • CUSMLT403A Analyse functional harmony
  • CUSMLT501A Refine aural-perception skills
  • CUSMLT502A Apply concepts about the impact of music to professional practice
  • CUSMPF402A Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
  • CUSMPF406A Perform music as a soloist
  • CUSMPF501A Prepare a program for performance
  • CUSMPF505A Perform improvisation for audiences
  • CUSMPF506A Develop technical skills and expand repertoire
  • CUSMPF507A Present live audition programs

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