Qualification details

CUS20109 - Certificate II in Music (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to CUA20615 - Certificate II in Music IndustryUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Revised title and clarification of packaging rules. Unit codes updated. 14/Jan/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUS20101 - Certificate II in Music Industry (Foundation) 28/Oct/2010

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 02/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 29/Oct/2010

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBDES201A - Follow a design processFollow a design process N/A
BSBDES202A - Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry contextEvaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context N/A
BSBINM201A - Process and maintain workplace informationProcess and maintain workplace information N/A
BSBITU201A - Produce simple word processed documentsProduce simple word processed documents N/A
BSBITU202A - Create and use spreadsheetsCreate and use spreadsheets N/A
BSBITU203A - Communicate electronicallyCommunicate electronically N/A
BSBOHS201A - Participate in OHS processesParticipate in OHS processes N/A
BSBSMB201A - Identify suitability for micro businessIdentify suitability for micro business N/A
BSBSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices N/A
BSBWOR201A - Manage personal stress in the workplaceManage personal stress in the workplace N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399516 Sound Technician 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4992-79 Performing Arts Support Workers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1001 Performing Arts 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Broadcasting Production,Lighting and Sound 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Roadie 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399516 Sound Technician 29/Oct/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4992-79 Performing Arts Support Workers Nec 29/Oct/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1001 Performing Arts 29/Oct/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 29/Oct/2010 
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Modification History



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.

Release 1

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



This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of mainly routine tasks in the music industry, work under direct supervision, and use limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context. It is a preparatory qualification that can be used as a pathway into specialist Certificate III qualifications within the music industry.

Job roles 

This qualification allows learners to develop skills and knowledge to prepare for work, but there are no specific employment outcomes at this level.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification

Candidates may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification.

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


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 :


  • interpreting and clarifying written or verbal instructions
  • providing standard information about services or operations to others


  • seeking and responding to feedback on work in progress
  • working as a member of a team and interacting with members of the public in a specific job role


  • finding the most relevant source of information for a specific task
  • recognising operational problems of a routine nature and referring them to the appropriate person

Initiative and enterprise

  • developing an attitude towards work and learning that involves asking questions
  • obtaining information in a culturally appropriate way

Planning and organising

  • collecting and organising information in a way that allows for easy retrieval
  • planning work tasks in a logical sequence


  • following workplace procedures, particularly in relation to OHS
  • producing work within deadlines
  • seeking expert assistance when problems arise


  • keeping up-to-date with industry developments and trends
  • improving techniques through practice


  • sending emails
  • using the internet to source information

Packaging Rules

Total number of units  = 8 

3 core units 

3 Group A units 

2 elective units 

The 2 elective units  may be selected from the Group A  and/or Group B units  listed below or any unit of competency from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course. If not listed below, 1 of these units may be selected from a Certificate III level qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome and local industry requirements and be at an appropriate qualification level.

Core units 

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

BSBWOR203A Work effectively with others

CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Group A units  (specialist )

Audio /sound 

CUESOU01C Repair and maintain audio equipment

CUESOU07B Apply a general knowledge of audio to work activities

CUSSOU201A Assist with sound recordings

CUSSOU202A Mix sound in a broadcasting environment

CUFSOU204A Perform basic sound editing

Music literacy 

CUSMLT201A Develop and apply musical ideas and listening skills

CUSMLT202A Apply knowledge of music culture to music making

Music performance 

CUSMPF201A Play or sing simple musical pieces

CUSMPF202A Incorporate music technology into performance

CUSMPF203A Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music

CUSMPF204A Play music from simple written notation

Group B units 

Design process 

BSBDES201A Follow a design process

BSBDES202A Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context

Digital content and imaging 

CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content

ICPMM296A Create and test a CD-ROM/DVD

First aid 

HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support

ICT use 

BSBITU201A Produce simple word processed documents

BSBITU202A Create and use spreadsheets

BSBITU203A Communicate electronically

ICAU2005B Operate computer hardware

ICAU2006B Operate computing packages

Information management and research 

BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information

CUFRES201A Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication

Occupational health and safety 

CUETGE15B Handle physical elements safely during bump in/bump out

Small and micro business 

BSBSMB201A Identify suitability for micro business


BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Workplace effectiveness 

BSBWOR201A Manage personal stress in the workplace

BSBWOR202A Organise and complete daily work activities

BSBWOR204A Use business technology