Certificate IV in Music Industry - CUA40915

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Designed to provide comprehensive training for developing musicians wishing to build a strong foundation in all aspects of the music industry. Specialist streams in Performance and Sound Production.


4 core units plus 10 electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Develop and apply knowledge of public relations industry; Write content for a range of media; Coordinate sound recording operations on location; Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business; Record sound on location; Mix recorded music; Design and develop complex text documents; Report on financial activity; Lead team effectiveness; Coordinate touring arrangements; Manage distribution of music and associated products; Obtain revenue to support operations; Conduct research; Author interactive media; Make a music demo; Administer artists' royalty income; Plan purchasing; Develop techniques for composing music; Apply media analysis and processing tools; Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media; Record sound; Research international markets; Create user interfaces; Work effectively in the creative arts industry; Generate design solutions; Perform music as part of a group; Develop techniques for arranging music; Prepare for performances; Review and maintain a website; Design user interfaces; Undertake marketing activities; Articulate ideas about music; Develop and apply knowledge of marketing communication industry; Develop repertoire as part of a backup group; Develop improvisation skills; Edit dialogue; Manage media assets; Perform basic sound editing; Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff; Buy and monitor media; Notate music; Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; Build client relationships and business networks; Market the small business; Undertake small business planning; Make a presentation; Plan a career in the creative arts industry; Develop vocal techniques; Notate music for performance; Produce complex desktop published documents; Assist with marketing and promotion; Collaborate in a creative process; Apply project time management techniques; Manage stress in the workplace; Manage the operation of stage monitor systems; Undertake live audio operations; Design a digital action plan for small business; Negotiate contracts; Maintain website performance; Develop instrumental techniques; Manage licensing and assignment of works; Investigate micro business opportunities; Provide work skill instruction; Assess competence; Record and mix a basic music demo; Apply work health and safety practices; Manage wireless audio operations; Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements; Install and disassemble audio equipment; Plan assessment activities and processes; Perform music using digital media; Perform media calculations; Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning; Prepare audio assets; Restore audio tracks; Manage audio input sources; Compose simple songs or musical pieces; Provide freelance services; Licence to perform rigging advanced level; Contribute to backup accompaniment; Identify risk and apply risk management processes; Operate sound reinforcement systems; Apply knowledge of style and genre to music industry practice; Plan small business finances; Profile the market; Use and respect copyright; Rehearse music for group performances; Market goods and services internationally; Licence to perform rigging intermediate level; Develop skills in analysis of functional harmony; Analyse soundtracks; Mix live audio; Book performance venues; Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials; Compile and replay audio material; Develop and apply aural perception skills; Develop and use complex spreadsheets; Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations; Mix music in a studio environment; Implement continuous improvement; Compile audio material for broadcast; Write song lyrics; Licence to perform rigging basic level; Repair and maintain production equipment; Lead effective workplace relationships; Monitor and manage small business operations; Perform music as a soloist; Articulate, present and debate ideas; Perform music from written notation; Undertake project work; Implement operational plan; Analyse and present research information; Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills; Work effectively in a business continuity context; Administer music publishing income; Develop and maintain stagecraft skills; Work safely in the construction industry; Develop and implement sound plans; Extend expertise in specialist creative fields; Develop performance techniques on a second instrument; Conduct market research; Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement; Develop teams and individuals; Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies; Prepare financial reports; Write complex documents; Edit sound

Further information:

Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading writing and numeracy skills as part of the course counselling before enrolling.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Katherine Rural No info
Nhulunbuy Campus No info
CDU Sydney No info
Alice Springs No info
Casuarina No info
CDU Waterfront Darwin No info
Palmerston No info
CDU Melbourne No info
Jabiru Centre No info
Tennant Creek Centre No info
Katherine Town Centre No info
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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