VCE / VET MUSIC INDUSTRY

Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)
Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)

There are two brand new course offerings in Music in 2021. VCE/VET Music Industry is an exciting new inclusion into the academic programme at Geelong Grammar School and will offer students a whole range of practical skills related to the Music Industry. Students will be able to undertake competency-based training and assessment, while receiving a study score that contributes to their ATAR.

Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)

CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance) is offered to students under the auspices of the College of Sound and Music Production (RTO #41549). This qualification is for those students who have an interest in music and are keen to develop skills as a musician with the aim to perform and compose music.

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, students will work towards composing simple songs or musical pieces and preparing for performances, whilst developing improvisation skills, applying knowledge of genre to music making and performing music as part of a group or as a soloist. Students will gain competencies that will enhance their employment opportunities within the music industry and a recognised qualification that will assist them in making a more informed choice when considering vocational/career pathways.

Units of Competence for Performance

Core Units
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUACMP301 Implement copyright arrangements
CUAIND303 Work effectively in the music industry
CUAMLT302 Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice
Elective Units
CUAMCP301 Compose simple songs or musical pieces
CUAMPF203 Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music
CUAMPF301 Develop technical skills in performance
CUAMPF302 Prepare for performances
CUAMPF305 Develop improvisation skills
CUAMPF402 Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
Choose one from the following:
CUAMPF404 Perform music as part of a group
CUAMPF406 Perform music as a soloist

Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)

CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production) is offered to students under the auspices of the
College of Sound and Music Production (RTO #41549). This qualification is for students who have an interest in music and sound production and are keen to develop skills in a range of areas such as recording, mixing and sound editing.

Sound Production Specialisation provides students with the practical skills and knowledge to record, mix and edit sound sources, and operate sound reinforcement equipment for live music events. The program includes core units such as implementing copyright arrangements, performing basic sound editing and developing music industry knowledge. Elective units provide students with the opportunity to learn the essentials of audio engineering and electronic music production. Students will gain competencies that will enhance their employment opportunities within the music industry, and a recognised qualification that will assist them in making a more informed choice when considering vocational and career pathways.

Units of Competency for Sound Production

Core Units
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUACMP301 Implement copyright arrangements
CUAIND303 Work effectively in the music industry
CUAMLT302 Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice
Elective Units
CUASOU201 Develop basic audio skills and knowledge
CUASOU202 Perform basic sound editing
CUASOU306 Operate sound reinforcement systems
CUASOU307 Record and mix a basic music demo
CUASOU308 Install and disassemble audio equipment
CUASOU311 Mix music in a studio environment
CUASOU402 Manage audio input sources

Competency Based Assessment
Competency-based training is a method of training that focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information in order to achieve competency. It is geared towards the attainment and demonstration of skills to meet industry-defined standards, rather than to a learner’s achievement relative to that of others.
    • In year 11, students will be assessed as either competent or not competent for each Unit of Competency
    • In year 12, students will be assessed as either competent or not competent for each Unit of Competency and in addition, students work is graded via three                 internal assessments and one external assessment.

CONTRIBUTION TO VCE/VCAL

• VCE: Students who complete Certificate III in Music Industry will be eligible for up to five Units of credit towards
their VCE: up to three at the Unit 1 & 2 level and a Unit 3 & 4 sequence.
• VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work-
Related Skills Strand of VCAL
• ATAR: Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Unit 3 & 4 sequence must undertake scored
assessment for the purposes of gaining a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the primary
four or as a fifth or sixth study.
PATHWAY OPTIONS
• CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry
• CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry
• CUA60515 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry

POSSIBLE FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNTIES:
• Sound Engineer • Producer • Broadcaster
• Musician • Performer • Stage Manger
• Digital Audio Technician • Sound & Lighting Technician • Songwriter

 

MUSIC PATHWAY AT GGS

Music Performance
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

Group 6 - Music
Year 11 and 12 - IB

Music
Year 10

Music - Ensemble Class
Timbertop - Year 9

Music
Middle School - Years 5 to 8