Commissioner's Information Bulletin 711

Creative Arts and Culture - Traineeships

Date of effect: 30 July 2021

In this new Commissioner's Information Bulletin (CIB) creative arts and culture traineeship vocations are designated, repealed and varied.

Five traineeship vocations are designated with the associated qualification pathways established:

Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Arts and Cultural Administration

Live Production and Technical Services

Music

Photography and Digital Imaging

Six traineeship vocations are repealed with the association qualification pathways deleted as follows:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

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

Arts Administration

    • CUA30615 Certificate III in Arts Administration
    • CUA40815 Certificate IV in Arts Administration

Broadcast Technology

    • CUA30815 Certificate III in Broadcast Technology
    • CUA41015 Certificate IV in Broadcast Technology

Live Production and Services

    • CUA30415 Certificate III in Live Production and Services
    • CUA40415 Certificate IV in Live Production and Services

Music Industry

    • CUA20615 Certificate II in Music Industry
    • CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry

Photography and Photo Imaging

    • CUA41115 Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

Four traineeship vocations are varied to update the traineeship qualification codes and specialisation as follows:

Design Fundamentals

Information and Cultural Services

Screen and Media

Visual Arts

Additionally, industrial instruments are updated to comply with modern award standards 2020.

The qualifications are found in the CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package version CUAr5.1.

All other Vocational Training Orders remain unchanged.

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin supersedes Bulletin 644.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

Transition Arrangements

School based traineeships

Competency based completion

Industrial arrangements

Licensing and regulatory arrangements

Registered training organisations

Funding arrangements

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

Enquiries

To sign up an apprentice or trainee call 1300 363 831. To find a job in an apprenticeship or traineeship search here.

For implementation of new pathways in relation to this Training Package profile please contact Max Wilson, Communications, Finance Industries and Property Services Ltd (ACFIPS) NSW ITAB on mobile 0407 070 840.

David Collins
The Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job descriptions

Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts - trainees will learn to use a range of skills and techniques to produce arts and craft works, in preparation for working in a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts contexts. It also prepares people for higher-level learning that supports professional art practice. At the core level, trainees will learn to:

  • participate in occupational health and safety processes
  • develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
  • develop an understanding of their own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity
  • develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts
  • produce creative work
  • apply knowledge of history and theory to their own arts practice.

With elective units, trainees may gain further skills in creative thinking, dance, design, visual communication, copyright and intellectual property, information technology, financial administration and business acumen.

Certificate III in Arts and Cultural Administration - trainees may work in administrative roles across a varied range of arts organisations, in roles such as administration officer, project officer or community arts assistant. The qualification applies in contexts including galleries, museums, theatres, community arts centres and arts organisations. At the core level, trainees will learn to:

  • work effectively with others and in diverse situations
  • contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge.

With elective units, they may gain further skills in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts, community involvement, customer service and marketing, financial administration, information technology, events management, museums and libraries and professional industry practices. Upon graduation, trainees may undertake higher level qualifications in arts administration, broader administration in business services or qualifications in related areas such as event management.

Certificate IV in Arts and Cultural Administration - trainees may work in the arts administration area and gain a broad knowledge base, apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems in varied contexts, and take responsibility for their own outputs. They may also take limited responsibility for the output of others. Trainees will be able to work in galleries, museums, theatres, community arts centres and arts organisations. They may be employed as administration coordinators, events officers, project coordinators, marketing and promotions officers.

The Certificate II in Creative Industries - trainees will acquire live theatre industry knowledge, develop skills in a specialised production or service discipline and follow work health and safety and security procedures. Trainees may gain employment in the live theatre industry as a production assistant, support person or administrative assistant or to continue further live theatre education and training at Certificate III level. Trainees may be employed as front of house assistant in small venue; lighting/audio/staging assistant; production assistant at the community level for a live act, a theatre company or recording studio; or an administrative assistant in the entertainment industry.

NOTE: Certificate II in Creative Industries qualification some or all aspects of the licensing and regulatory arrangements may apply. Check the licensing and regulatory arrangements and the full qualification details.

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals - trainees will be gain a pathway to a career in design. Employment at this level will mainly be working in junior roles in graphic design and digital media sectors. At the core level, they will learn to:

  • follow a design process
  • explore the use of colour
  • explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • source and apply design industry knowledge
  • produce drawings to communicate ideas

With elective units, trainees may also gain skills in design including fashion and graphic design, copyright and intellectual property, digital media, photo imaging, printing pre-press, information technology, industry practices and writing.

Certificate II in Information and Cultural Services - trainees will be involved in performing routine tasks in job roles such as customer service officer - galleries, archives, records and museums, gallery attendant and museum attendant. As core competencies, trainees will learn to:

  • deliver service to customers
  • contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • work effectively with others
  • develop and apply knowledge of information and cultural services
  • use different software packages.

Depending on the work environment, trainees may achieve further competencies in administration, collection management, exhibitions and visitors programs and customer service in a cultural centre.

The Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services - trainees will learn to apply a broad range of competencies in providing services for the entertainment industry. Trainees may provide assistance with technical support to a team. The Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services - trainees will work in a range of technical production jobs in the entertainment industry. They may apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Trainees may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others. NOTE: Certificate III and IV in Live Production and Technical Services qualifications some or all aspects of licensing and regulatory arrangements may apply. Check the licensing and regulatory arrangements and the full qualification details.

The Certificate II in Music - trainees will learn to perform a range of mainly routine tasks in the Music and work under direct supervision. Trainees may learn how to:

  • Repair and maintain audio equipment
  • Assist with sound recordings
  • Perform basic sound editing
  • Play or sing simple musical pieces
  • Incorporate music technology into performance
  • Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music
  • Play music from simple written notation.

The Certificate III in Music - trainees will learn to apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context in the Music, using some discretion and judgement and theoretical knowledge. They may provide support to a team. As core competencies, trainees will learn to:

  • contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • implement copyright arrangements
  • work effectively in the Music
  • apply knowledge of style and genre to Music practice

Performance

  • Compose simple songs or musical pieces
  • Write song lyrics
  • Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media
  • Make a music demo

Sound Production

  • Develop basic audio skills and knowledge
  • Perform basic sound editing
  • Mix sound in a broadcasting environment
  • Undertake live audio operations
  • Compile and replay audio material

Business

  • Organise schedules
  • Maintain business resources
  • Process customer complaints
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Maintain financial records

General

  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • Create electronic presentations
  • Design and produce text documents

NOTE: Certificate II and III in Music qualifications some or all aspects of the licensing and regulatory arrangements may apply. Check the licensing and regulatory arrangements and the full qualification details.

Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging - trainees will learn to apply broad range of technical skills in photo imaging, including lighting, image capture, enhancements and manipulation and output. Practice at this level is predominately digital. It is underpinned by the application of integrated technical, theoretical and historical knowledge of photo imaging and the ability to develop concepts and solutions in response to a brief. Trainees may work in a range of industry contexts, including retail, commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography.

Certificate III in Screen and Media - trainees will learn to be skilled operators in digital video, radio and online content creation, or a skilled assistant in the film and television production services who applies a broad range of competencies in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. Certificate IV in Screen and Media - trainees will obtain basic skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts in the screen, media and entertainment industries. They will apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Trainees may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others. Diploma of Screen and Media - trainees will acquire 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. NOTE: Certificate III, IV and Diploma in Screen and Media qualifications some or all aspects of the licensing and regulatory arrangements may apply. Check the licensing and regulatory arrangements and the full qualification details.

Certificate III in Visual Arts - trainees will develop a range of visual art skills and will take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning. Trainees will be able to apply their art theory and history knowledge in the workplace. At the core level, trainees will become competent to:

  • contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
  • produce creative work
  • apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice.

The elective units may skill trainees in creative thinking, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural art, visual communication, intellectual property and copyright and financial and business aspects of the visual arts industry.


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 30 July 2021
Qualification
Term of traineeship

Full time: 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period 3 months

Arts and Cultural Administration - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 30 July 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • CUA30620 Certificate III in Arts and Cultural Administration
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CUA40820 Certificate IV in Arts and Cultural Administration
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CUA40820 Certificate IV in Arts and Cultural Administration (advanced entry) where the trainee holds the CUA30620 Certificate III in Arts and Cultural Administration
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 3 months

Design Fundamentals - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 30 July 2021
Qualification
Term of traineeship

Full time: 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

CUA30720 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals
The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 3 months

Information and Cultural Services - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 30 July 2021
Qualification
Term of traineeship

Full time: 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 2 months

Live Production and Technical Services - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 30 July 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • CUA20220 Certificate II in Creative Industries
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CUA30420 Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CUA30420 Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services (advanced entry) where the trainee holds the CUS20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CUA40420 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CUA40420 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services (advanced entry) where the trainee holds the CUA30420 Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
School based

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 3 months

Music - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 30 July 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • CUA20620 Certificate II in Music
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CUA30920 Certificate III in Music
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CUA30920 Certificate III in Music (advanced entry) where the trainee holds CUA20620 Certificate II in Music
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
School based

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 3 months

Photography and Digital Imaging - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 30 July 2021
Qualification
Term of traineeship

Full time: 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period 3 months

Screen and Media - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 30 July 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media (advanced entry) where the trainee holds CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media (advanced entry) where the trainee holds CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
School based

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 3 months

Visual Arts - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 30 July 2021
Qualification
Terms of traineeship

Full time: 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period 3 months
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