VCE/VET Music Technical Production

VCE VET Music

CUS30209 Certificate III in Technical Production  

Length of course: 2 years (four semesters) 

Hands on, practical experience with music and musical equipment is a high priority for our Technical Production course.  Delivered at the college by staff with high level experience in the music industry, students engage in writing and recording songs as well as operating all the equipment needed for live, contemporary music performances. 

Guest Artists such as Valanga Khoza and Steve Wade help ensure students receive the best possible guidance.  A high quality recording project is produced each year and live performances are a regular feature of the program, including a major off-campus rock concert.

Past students have achieved the highest possible scores and have gained entry into post-secondary audio engineering courses.  Some have worked on major commercial albums, in television and on major music events.

VCE VET Music (Technical Production)  provides students with practical experience and knowledge with music and musical equipment.  Students create multi-track recordings, set up and operate equipment and learn about the music industry.

Year 1 (VCE VET Units 1 & 2) 

Units of Competency

Hours

BSBWOR203A *

Work effectively with others

15

CUECOR01C

Manage own work and learning

10

CUEIND01C

Source and apply entertainment industry knowledge

10

CUSOHS301A

Follow occupational health and safety procedures

10

CUFCMP301A

Implement copyright arrangements

20

CUFSOU204A

Perform basic sound editing

30

CUSIND302A

Plan a career in the creative arts industry*

35

SITXEVT002A

Provide event staging support

30

CUSSOU201A

Assist with sound recordings*

35

CUSMCP301A

Compose simple songs or musical pieces

35

 

Year 2 (VCE VET Units 3 & 4)

Units of Competency

Hours

CUSSOU301A

Provide sound reinforcement

40

CUSSOU302A

Record and mix a basic music demo

40

CUESOU07B

Apply a general knowledge of audio to work activities

40

CUESOU08B

Select and manage microphone and other audio input sources

30

CUSSOU303A

Set up and disassemble audio equipment

40

Students can elect to complete additional electives

CUFLGT301A

Prepare, install and test lighting equipment

20 

CUESOU01C

Repair and maintain audio equipment

40

CUSMPF202A

Incorporate music technology into performance

35

CUSMPF303A

Contribute to backup accompaniment

35

 

Pre- requisites

Students wishing to gain entry to Units 3 & 4 must have completed Units 1 & 2 or equivalent.   

PATHWAYS ……where may this program lead?

On successful completion students will be eligible for the award of Certificate III in Technical Production.

UNIVERSITY

  • Before finalising units consult a careers adviser and check:

    ·  Tertiary entry requirements -

    Prerequisite and/or recommended units

    Special entry requirements eg folio, interviews

    Degree courses in Music, Performing Arts, Teaching/Arts, Audio Recording

TAFE/TRAINEESHIPS/ APPRENTICESHIPS  

  • Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Advanced Diploma courses Music, Sound Production, Music Business,

 

EMPLOYMENT 

  • Limited opportunities for direct employment  from VCE

 

TWO YEAR PROGRAM (sample only)

CUS30209 Certificate III in Technical Production

 

COMMON UNITS

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES – choose four

Year 11

English 1

 

VCE VET Music 1

 

 

 

  • Music Performance 1
  •  Maths 1

 

  • Studio Arts (Video Production) 1
  • Psychology 1

 

  • Theatre Studies 1
  • Physics 1
  • Visual Communications & Design 1
  • Philosophy 1
  • Maths 1
  • Drama 1
  • Literature 1
 

 

English 2

 

VCE VET Music 2

 

 

  • Music Performance
  • Maths 2

 

  • Studio Arts (Video Production) 2
  • Psychology 2

 

  • Theatre Studies 2
  • Physics 2
  • Visual Communications & Design 2
  • Philosophy  2
  • Maths 2
  • Drama 2
  • Literature 2
 

 

        COMMON UNITS 

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES – choose two

Year 12

English 3

 

VCE VET Music 3

 

  • Music Performance 3
  •  Psychology 3
  • Maths 3

 

  • Music Investigation 3
  • Studio Arts (Video Production) 3

 

  • Theatre Studies 3
  • Physics 3
  • Visual Communications & Design 3
  • Philosophy 3
  • Maths 3
  • Drama 3
  • Literature 3
 

 

English 4

 

VCE VET Music 4

 

  • Music Performance  4
  •  Psychology 4
  • Maths 4

 

  • Music Investigation 4
  • Studio Arts (Video Production) 4

 

  • Theatre Studies 4
  • Physics 4
  • Visual Communications & Design 4
  • Philosophy  4
  • Maths 4
  • Drama 4
  • Literature 4
 
               

 

CONTRIBUTION TO THE VCE

Upon successful completion of the CUS30209 Certificate III in Technical Production students will be eligible for up to five units credit towards their VCE: up to three at Units 1 and 2, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence. 

ATAR CONTRIBUTION

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

Selection

Selection is by interview and audition. 

Fees

There is a materials fee for this subject. Please contact the college.  

Before enrolling students are advised to check VCE and ATAR contribution.  Information available at http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vet/programs/music/music.html  

 

Information current at May 2015