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Creative Arts and Culture CUA

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview
These qualifications cover dance, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultural arts, screen and media, live production, broadcast technology, music, visual arts, community dance and theatre, musical theatre and arts administration areas of work.

‘Business Services’ and ‘Tourism, Travel and Hospitality’ are associated industries.

 

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.
 
The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the CUA (release 2) Training Package.
 
The Creative Arts and Culture CUA (release 2) Training Package includes 53 qualifications and 54 skill sets.
 
Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathway Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

CUA20113 - Certificate II in Dance

This qualification is suitable for a person to develop basic technical skills and knowledge in a varied context in the live performance industry in a dance role.

CUA20215 - Certificate II in Creative Industries

This qualification reflects the role of individuals with the skills and knowledge to perform in a range of varied activities in the creative industries where there is a clearly defined range of contexts. 

CUA20315 - Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Industry Work

Suitable for individuals who perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context, working under close supervision.

CUA20415 - Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing the basic creative and technical skills that underpin visual arts and craft practice in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts.

CUA20515 - Certificate II in Information and Cultural Services

Suitable for individuals who perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context, working under direct supervision.

CUA20615 - Certificate II in Music Industry

Appropriate for 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.

CUA20715 - Certificate II in Visual Arts

Suitable training for individuals who are developing the basic creative and technical skills that underpin visual arts and craft practice.

CUA30113 - Certificate III in Dance

This qualification is suitable for a person working in a varied context in the live performance industry in a dance role.

CUA30213 - Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a variety of community-based performance and production who may provide support to others involved in productions.

CUA30313 - Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching

This qualification reflects the role of a person working in a varied context in the private dance teaching industry.

CUA30415 - Certificate III in Live Production and Services

Appropriate for individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in providing services for the entertainment industry. They may provide assistance with technical support to a team.

CUA30515 - Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Suitable training for individuals who are developing a range of art and craft skills in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts context and who take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.

CUA30615 - Certificate III in Arts Administration

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in administrative roles across a range of arts organisations, such as galleries, museums, theatres and community arts centres.

CUA30715 - Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

 This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a broad range of technical and conceptual design skills and who take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.

CUA30815 - Certificate III in Broadcast Technology

This training is for operators in the television and radio broadcasting and allied industries, who apply a broad range of competencies associated with the selection, procurement, installation and maintenance of equipment and software in a varied work context. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.

CUA30915 - Certificate III in Music Industry

This qualification is suitable for individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context in the music industry. They may provide support to a team.

CUA31015 - Certificate III in Screen and Media

Suitable training for operators in digital video, radio and online content creation, or a skilled assistant in the film and television production services who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context.

CUA31115 - Certificate III in Visual Arts

 This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a range of visual art skills and who take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.

CUA40113 - Certificate IV in Dance

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a wide variety of dance performance contexts.

CUA40313 - Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management

This is a suitable qualification for individuals working in a variety of dance teaching contexts, including private dance studios.

CUA40415 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a range of technical production jobs in creative arts industry environments. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. 

CUA40513 - Certificate IV in Musical Theatre

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a wide variety of performance contexts that require a combination of singing, dancing and acting skills.

CUA40615 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts context and produce work that shows a well-developed command of technique in their chosen art form.

CUA40715 - Certificate IV in Design

Suitable for individuals who have a broad range of technical and conceptual design skills. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of integrated technical and theoretical knowledge and the ability to develop concepts and solutions in response to a brief.

CUA40815 - Certificate IV in Arts Administration

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a variety of administrative contexts across a range of arts organisations, such as galleries, museums, theatres and community arts centres. 

CUA40915 - Certificate IV in Music Industry

Suitable training for individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in music performance, sound production or music business contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. 

CUA41015 - Certificate IV in Broadcast Technology

Appropriate training for the role of individuals in the television and radio broadcasting and allied industries, who apply well-developed skills and knowledge to the selection, procurement, installation and maintenance of equipment and software. 

CUA41115 - Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

This training is for individuals who apply a broad range of technical skills in photo imaging, including lighting, image capture, enhancements and manipulation and output. Practice at this level is predominately digital. 

CUA41215 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media

A suitable qualification forindividuals who use basic skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts in the screen, media and entertainment industries.

CUA41315 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working at a pre-professional level who are beginning to develop their own artistic voice and command of techniques in a range of art forms.

CUA50113 - Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)

This qualification reflects the role of dancers working or aspiring to work in professional dance companies. At this level individuals are expected to apply theory and creative skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex technical operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad parameters.

CUA50213 - Diploma of Musical Theatre

Suitable training for performers working or aspiring to work in musical theatre and cabaret productions. At this level individuals are expected to apply theory and creative skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex technical operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad parameters.

CUA50313 - Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management

This qualification reflects the role of dance teachers and dance studio managers with the cognitive and communication skills to transmit skills and knowledge to others. At this level individuals are expected to apply theory and creative skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex technical operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad parameters.

CUA50415 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

This qualification is suitable for individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, coordinate, carry out and evaluate technical requirements for productions, events or exhibitions in creative arts industry environments. 

CUA50513 - Diploma of Live Production Design

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who design for live theatre performance. They execute judgements across a broad range of technical functions in the entertainment industry and have a wide range of specialised technical, creative or conceptual skills. They have autonomy in performing and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad parameters.

CUA50615 - Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Industry Work

This qualification reflects the role of individuals with a sound arts or arts management knowledge base who use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work or the work of a team. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some responsibility for the output of others.

CUA50715 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Suitable training for individuals who combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges.

CUA50815 - Diploma of Music Industry

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work, and/or that of a team, in their chosen field in the music industry.

CUA50915 - Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have professional level specialised, technical and theoretical skills to plan, carry out and evaluate photo imaging services.

CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media

This qualification is for individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate the work of self and/or team in the film, television, radio and interactive media industries.

CUA51115 - Diploma of Visual Arts

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Mediums may include ceramics, drawing and illustration, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textile design, wood design, digital art and glasswork.

CUA51215 - Diploma of Ceramics

Appropriate for ceramicists who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to develop their own ceramics practice. They are able to plan, design and reaslise a body of ceramic work using in-depth skills specifici to ceramics technologies, materials and processes.

CUS30109 - Certificate III in Music

This qualification applies to a varied work context in the music industry, including band member. It covers skills in music composition, music literacy and performance.

CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production

This qualification provides technical training to people who work in a range of music technical support roles such as assisting with sound mixing, audiovisual operator, casual technican and live sound assistant. Specialisations cover audio/sound, lighting, staging and vision systems.

CUS30309 - Certificate III in Music Business

This qualification provides technical training to people who work in a range of music business roles, often supporting a team. It covers training in micro business and the music industry with specialisations in areas such as creativity, event management , music literacy, marketing, purchasing and general administration.

CUV30411 - Certificate III in Arts Administration

Appropriate for people who work in administrative roles across a varied range of arts organisations such as galleries, museums, theatres, community arts centres and arts organisations more broadly.

CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts in the film, television, radio and digital media industries. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others. Possible job titles include: Animator, Archival Media Specialist, Camera/Lighting Operator, Digital Artist, Production Coordinator, Radio Producer/Presenter, Television Producer.

CUS40109 - Certificate IV in Music

This qualification develops a broad knowledge of the music industry and specialist skills in music compostion, music literacy and music performance

CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production

This qualification covers technical production skills such as sound mixing and sound recording.

CUS40309 - Certificate IV in Music Business

This qualification covers many business related skills such as managing a band or an artist, booking events, music marketing and promotion and many other business aspects of the music industry including self-employment as a musician.

CUF50307 - Diploma of Broadcast Technology

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who possess a sound knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate the work of self and/or the team in the film, televison, radion and digital media industries. Suitable training for the following roles: master control operator (technical), specialist technologist, technical officer, technology and project officer.

CUS50109 - Diploma of Music

This Diploma is intended for composers, instrumentalists and vocalists.

CUS50209 - Diploma of Sound Production

This qualification is appropriate for assistant sound engineers or sound designers.

CUS50309 - Dilpoma of Music Business

This diploma covers music industry business skills such as: licensing; music merchandising; music promotion; music publishing and; music/artist management.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
CUA30415 - Certificate III in Live Production and Services
Annual Commencements 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
CUA31015 - Certificate III in Screen and Media
Annual Commencements 0 35 10 0 0 0 0 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
CUA20113 - Certificate II in Dance
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA20215 - Certificate II in Creative Industries
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
CUA20315 - Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Industry Work
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA20415 - Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 18 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
CUA20515 - Certificate II in Information and Cultural Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
CUA20615 - Certificate II in Music Industry
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T T
CUA20715 - Certificate II in Visual Arts
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification * T T
CUA30113 - Certificate III in Dance
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA30213 - Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA30313 - Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA30415 - Certificate III in Live Production and Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 24 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
CUA30515 - Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
CUA30615 - Certificate III in Arts Administration
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 12 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
CUA30715 - Certificate III in Design Fundamentals
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T T
CUA30815 - Certificate III in Broadcast Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T *
CUA30915 - Certificate III in Music Industry
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T T
CUA31015 - Certificate III in Screen and Media
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 12 mths 18 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
CUA31115 - Certificate III in Visual Arts
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
CUA40113 - Certificate IV in Dance
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA40313 - Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA40415 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T T
CUA40513 - Certificate IV in Musical Theatre
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA40615 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T T
CUA40715 - Certificate IV in Design
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T T
CUA40815 - Certificate IV in Arts Administration
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

30 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
CUA40915 - Certificate IV in Music Industry
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
CUA41015 - Certificate IV in Broadcast Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
CUA41115 - Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
CUA41215 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 12 mths 24 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T T
CUA41315 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T T
CUA50113 - Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA50213 - Diploma of Musical Theatre
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA50313 - Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA50415 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA50513 - Diploma of Live Production Design
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA50615 - Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Industry Work
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA50715 - Diploma of Graphic Design
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA50815 - Diploma of Music Industry
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
CUA50915 - Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T T
CUA51115 - Diploma of Visual Arts
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUA51215 - Diploma of Ceramics
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUS30109 - Certificate III in Music
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
CUS30309 - Certificate III in Music Business
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
CUV30411 - Certificate III in Arts Administration
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
CUS40109 - Certificate IV in Music
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
CUS40309 - Certificate IV in Music Business
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
CUF50307 - Diploma of Broadcast Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CUS50109 - Diploma of Music
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
CUS50209 - Diploma of Sound Production
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
CUS50309 - Dilpoma of Music Business
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
CUA20113 - Certificate II in Dance
Availability
CUA20215 - Certificate II in Creative Industries
Availability
CUA20315 - Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Industry Work
Availability
CUA20415 - Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
Availability
CUA20515 - Certificate II in Information and Cultural Services
Availability
CUA20615 - Certificate II in Music Industry
Availability
CUA20715 - Certificate II in Visual Arts
Availability
CUA30113 - Certificate III in Dance
Availability
CUA30415 - Certificate III in Live Production and Services
Availability
CUA30515 - Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
Availability
CUA30615 - Certificate III in Arts Administration
Availability
CUA30715 - Certificate III in Design Fundamentals
Availability
CUA30815 - Certificate III in Broadcast Technology
Availability
CUA30915 - Certificate III in Music Industry
Availability
CUA31015 - Certificate III in Screen and Media
Availability
CUA31115 - Certificate III in Visual Arts
Availability
CUA40415 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services
Availability
CUA40715 - Certificate IV in Design
Availability
CUA40915 - Certificate IV in Music Industry
Availability
CUA41215 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
Availability
CUA50815 - Diploma of Music Industry
Availability
CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media
Availability
CUS30109 - Certificate III in Music
Availability
CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production
Availability
CUS30309 - Certificate III in Music Business
Availability
CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
Availability
CUS40109 - Certificate IV in Music
Availability
CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
Availability
CUS40309 - Certificate IV in Music Business
Availability
CUF50307 - Diploma of Broadcast Technology
Availability
CUS50109 - Diploma of Music
Availability
CUS50209 - Diploma of Sound Production
Availability
CUS50309 - Dilpoma of Music Business
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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