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The Arts – Music
Year 10 Music A
Length of Course: 1 YEAR
Contact Person: Mr Rafael Godoy

Assumed Background
Performance skills as an instrumentalist or vocalist in music and a willingness to commence or continue tuition on that instrument.

Course Description

The course is a full year program in music production, songwriting and ensemble performance. Students examine different styles of contemporary music and learn structured methods to songwriting. Students also participate in public ensemble performances, learn to set up and use small PAs and explore diverse aspects of music technology. This is a nationally accredited VET (Vocational Education and Training) program where students gain a Certificate II in Music and also 25 SACE Stage 1 Credits.
This program is being offered as part of the Year 10 Music program as a full year course. The accredited program has a fee associated with being auspiced through ACAS (Australian Centre for Advanced Studies) and COSAMP (College of Sound and Music Production) Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Students have the option to be in this class without enrolling in the VET course, however in order to gain the Certificate II qualification, students must pay the associated fee and achieve all the required competencies.



Study Pathway

Completion of this program can lead to a Certificate III in music. Career pathways include musician, singer, production crew member, music therapist, music teacher, music journalism and music retail.

Certificate II in Music CUS20109

Characteristics of Learning Outcomes

Breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and skills would prepare a person to perform in a range of varied activities or knowledge application where there is a clearly defined range of contexts in which the choice of actions required is usually clear and there is limited complexity in the range of operations to be applied.
Performance of a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.
Applications may include some complex or non-routine activities involving individual responsibility or autonomy and/or collaboration with others as part of a group or team.

Distinguishing Features of Learning Outcomes

Do the competencies enable an individual with this qualification to:
  • Demonstrate basic operational knowledge in a moderate range of areas;
  • Apply a defined range of skills;
  • Apply known solutions to a limited range of predictable problems;
  • Perform a range of tasks where choice between a limited range of options is required;
  • Assess and record information from varied sources;
  • Take limited responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.




Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge



Participate in OHS processes



Work effectively with others




Apply a general knowledge of audio to work activities



Perform basic sound editing



Play or sing simple musical pieces



Incorporate music technology into performance



Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music