cert 2

Qualification Description


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.

Job roles 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 8 

3 core units  plus

5 elective units  of which

  • 3 units must be selected from Group A
  • 1 must be selected from Group A or Group B
  • 1 unit may be selected from the remaining electives or any currently endorsed training package qualification or accredited course at Certificate I, II or III level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.

Core Units 

BSBWHS201  Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBWOR203  Work effectively with others 
CUAIND201    Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Elective Units 

Group A (Specialist) & B units


CUASOU202  Perform basic sound editing

Music Literacy

CUAMLT201  Develop and apply musical ideas and listening skills
CUAMLT202  Apply knowledge of music culture to music making

Music Performance

CUAMPF102  Develop ensemble skills to perform simple musical parts
CUAMPF204  Play or sing music from simple written notation

Students also complete various lessons and quizzes in Program Area 26 “Music Theory Fundamentals” on the COSAMP Student Site.

This task provides an opportunity for students to build skills for playing in a band with fellow musicians, working together to choose and develop a small repertoire.

Assessment is conducted mostly in an observational context during rehearsals and group performances, and includes an evaluation by the student, which may be submitted as a written piece or conducted as an oral interview.

This Assessment Task requires students to research a particular music style, a band that records and performs music in this style and to reflect on how this has influenced their own music making.

This Assessment Task is a cumulative activity to develop students’ knowledge of the multitude of musical styles and the components of each style. Students are required to maintain a journal and class notes through the semester/year and then present a review demonstrating your appreciation of one such style.

Your teacher can choose to address the components with intensive focus over a short time-frame (bearing in mind that the journal requires 10 discrete entries) or over an extended time frame.

This task requires students to work with the 3 audio components of Practice Task 8.2 “Basic editing tools”, as they might be directed to do by the Sound Engineer at a studio and complete the tasks independently within a teacher-nominated timeframe.

This assessment requires students to use multiple sources of information to research various aspects of the Music / Entertainment industry, create a series of slides which can be used in a PowerPoint presentation or website and present this information to their peers.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work cooperatively with others and deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict.

It applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks using a limited range of practical skills, and a fundamental knowledge of teamwork in a defined context under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes.

It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Act has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.