Qualification details

CUS30309 - Certificate III in Music Business (Release 2)


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

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by CUA30915 - Certificate III in Music IndustryUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages.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 CUS30301 - Certificate III in Music Industry (Music Business) 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
BSBADM307B - Organise schedulesOrganise schedules N/A
BSBADM311A - Maintain business resourcesMaintain business resources N/A
BSBCMM301A - Process customer complaintsProcess customer complaints N/A
BSBCON401A - Work effectively in a business continuity contextWork effectively in a business continuity context N/A
BSBCRT301A - Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skillsDevelop and extend critical and creative thinking skills N/A
BSBCUS301A - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers N/A
BSBDIV301A - Work effectively with diversityWork effectively with diversity N/A
BSBFIA301A - Maintain financial recordsMaintain financial records N/A
BSBINM301A - Organise workplace informationOrganise workplace information N/A
BSBINM302A - Utilise a knowledge management systemUtilise a knowledge management system N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399516 Sound Technician 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4992-11 Sound Technician 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1001 Performing Arts 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Music Industry 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Assistant Music Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399516 Sound Technician 29/Oct/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4992-11 Sound Technician 29/Oct/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1001 Performing Arts 29/Oct/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 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 apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical support to a team. The qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals who work in a range of music business roles and who have the ability to select, adapt and transfer skills to different situations. This qualification is applicable to a variety of industry contexts.

Job roles 

  • assistant band manager.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification

  • CUS20109 Certificate II in Music or
  • BSB20107 Certificate II in Business
  • 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 :


  • sharing industry information with colleagues and peers
  • proofreading documents to ensure conformity and consistency of information
  • clarifying information and referring errors or discrepancies to appropriate people
  • monitoring and advising on customer service strategies


  • establishing and maintaining work/contractual relationships through regular contact
  • working constructively with others
  • establishing and maintaining industry networks


  • reading and interpreting financial data and preparing cash analysis sheets
  • reconciling figures
  • identifying market trends and developments and assessing their impact on products and services
  • undertaking a risk analysis for a performance

Initiative and enterprise

  • generating ideas for potential businesses
  • adjusting artistic image in line with feedback

Planning and organising

  • identifying timelines and action plans to achieve career goals
  • organising work priorities and arrangements
  • completing work tasks to timeframes and within budgets
  • using agreed processes to ensure operational effectiveness
  • accessing reliable information on the promotional viability of artists and artistic works


  • prioritising work tasks and establishing deadlines
  • working within established budgets and timeframes
  • monitoring own work and introducing strategies to improve performance
  • monitoring career aspirations and introducing strategies to improve career potential


  • seeking feedback and integrating constructive advice into own work performance
  • identifying learning opportunities to maximise career goals
  • giving and receiving constructive feedback relating to development needs


  • using information management skills to store and retrieve relevant OHS documents
  • accessing/downloading relevant information
  • selecting and using technology appropriate to a task
  • using current industry computer hardware and software

Packaging Rules

Total number of units  = 11 

5 core units 

4 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.

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

BSBSMB302A Develop a micro business proposal

CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements

CUSIND301B Work effectively in the music industry

CUSIND302A Plan a career in the creative arts industry

Group A units  (specialist )

Creative process 

BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

Digital content and imaging 

CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content

Event management 

CUSEVT301A Book performance venues

General administration 

CUSADM301A Administer operations for rehearsals and performances


CUSMKG301A Assist with the promotion of creative acts

Music literacy 

CUSMLT301A Apply knowledge of genre to music making

Purchasing and contracting 

BSBPUR301B Purchase goods and services

Product skills and advice 

BSBPRO301A Recommend products and services

Group B units 

Customer service 

BSBCMM301A Process customer complaints

BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers

Digital content and imaging 

CUFDIG302A Author interactive sequences

CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images


BSBDIV301A Work effectively with diversity

Event management 

CUEFOH04C Usher patrons

SITTVAF001A Provide venue information and assistance

SITXEVT002A Provide event staging support

SITXEVT003A Process and monitor event registrations

SITXEVT004A Coordinate on-site event registrations

Financial administration 

BSBFIA301A Maintain financial records

General administration 

BSBADM307B Organise schedules

BSBADM311A Maintain business resources

ICT use 

BSBITU301A Create and use databases

BSBITU302A Create electronic presentations

BSBITU303A Design and produce text documents

BSBITU304A Produce spreadsheets

BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents

BSBITU309A Produce desktop published documents

ICAU3019B Migrate to new technology

ICAU3126B Use advanced features of computer applications

Industry context 

BSBCON401A Work effectively in a business continuity context

CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Information management and research 

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information

BSBINM302A Utilise a knowledge management system

CUFRES201A Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication


BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

Small and micro business 

BSBSMB301A Investigate micro business opportunities

BSBSMB303A Organise finances for the micro business

BSBSMB304A Determine resource requirements for the micro business

BSBSMB305A Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business

BSBSMB307A Set up information and communications technology for the micro business


BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


BSBWRT301A Write simple documents

CUFWRT301A Write content for a range of media

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.

Assistant band manager 

Core units plus:

  • BSBFIA301A Maintain financial records
  • BSBPRO301A Recommend products and services
  • BSBSMB301A Investigate micro business opportunities
  • CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content
  • CUSADM301A Administer operations for rehearsals and performances
  • CUSEVT301A Book performance venues
  • CUSMLT301A Apply knowledge of genre to music making
  • CUSMKG301A Assist with the promotion of creative acts

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