CUS40109 Certificate IV in Music
This is not just any music training course.
From worship directors and pastors, to instrumentalists and vocalists, this innovative program is designed to equip those involved in worship music for their unique ministry.
Delivered online and on campus*, this nationally recognised qualification is suitable for those at all levels of musicianship, including those who have no previous formal vocal or instrumental training.
Participants of CUS40109 Certificate IV in Music will learn invaluable performance and improvisation techniques; as well as improve their song writing, chart reading , arranging, recording and music directing skills. they will also gain a critical understanding of the music industry, musical genres and copyright.
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Tuition fees - 2015 Indicative Fee Schedule
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To apply for the Certificate IV in Music - fill in a VET Application for Admission
*only cross-over Cert IV Music/Dip Music units will be delivered on campus
14 Units are required to complete this award
- 4 core units
- 6 compulsory elective units (1 module choice for vocalists/instrumentalists)
- 4 elective units (choose from 10 available electives)
Compulsory Elective Units
Elective Units (4 of the following)
CUAMPF401 Rehearse music for group performances (linked to unit CUAMPF404 - below)
CUAMPF404 Perform music as part of a group (linked to unit CUAMPF401 - above)
CUAMPF302 Prepare for performances (linked to unit CUAMPF410 - below)
CUAMPF410 Perform music from written notation (linked to unit CUAMPF302 - above)
Linked units must be done together (and therefore account for 2 elective choices)
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Rev. Dr. Daniel Thornton (faculty profile)
Daniel Thornton: accomplished and awarded songwriter, musician and worship leader, sought-after minister and educator. He is the world's leading expert on contemporary congregational songs. He is the Head of Deparment, Music and Creative Arts at Alphacrucis College, and serves local churches and their worship teams around the globe as well as being engaged as a professional composer and performer.
From 2007 - 2010, Daniel served as the Music Pastor at Paradise Community Church (Adelaide, South Australia) and previously as the Worship and Associate Pastor at North Shore Christian Centre in Sydney Australia for over 8 years.
He regularly produces/records and releases Worship CDs/DVDs including Christmas Presence, For Worshipers, from Worshipers, Daniel|Piano|Worship Classics 2, It is Well - Instrumentals (2011), Worship Classics (2010), Above All Else (2010), One Heart (2009), Worship Always (2009), Paradise(2008), It is Well - Vol 2(2007), It is Well - Vol 1(2006), Beyond Words (2004), and many more. Some of these recordings/performances are featured weekly on the NSCC TV show LifeSource and the Paradise TV shows.
His songs are sung in churches around the world including “Father”, “Come into the House” and “Presence Beautiful”. Daniel’s passion is to connect people with God and see the church rise to its fullest potential.
Daniel has performed a starring role on in an Off-Broadway premiere at the Duke Theatre on 42nd Street, New York of the new musical "Angels". His recent starring roles in musical theatre productions also include, Godspell, !Hero and The Prodigal.
Six years at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a music scholarship to London provided much of Daniel's formal training. During that time, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and other prestigious ensembles performed his compositions. After completing his studies, Daniel was appointed Music Director for Penrith Christian Fellowship Centre, then Penrith City Church and later Worship Pastor at C3 Mt Annan.
Daniel is an ordained minister with the Australian Christian Churches. His formal qualifications include Ph.D., M.Music Technology (Distinction), A.Arts (Religious Studies), L.Mus.A. (Theory), Performers Certificate T.C.L. (Piano) and a Cert IV Training and Assessment.
He has owned and run two private music schools, and also lectured for many years at a number of colleges including Hillsong College and the Paradise College of Ministry.
Daniel and his wife Kris have been married for 23yrs and have 3 teenage children.
For prospective students from a non-English speaking background, an IELTS Score of 5.5 (or demonstrate equivalent English proficiency) is recommended.
Academic Entry Requirements
Professional Entry Requirements
Some previous vocal/instrumental experience is required.
This might include any of the following:
- Private Instrumental/Vocal Lessons
- Group Instrumental/Vocal Lessons
- Involvement in a Band/Ensemble
- Involvement in a Church Worship Team
- Study of Music at School
- Attendance at Music/Worship Conference/Workshop/Seminar
Local Students: AU$4410.00
Complete Fee Schedules and FEE-HELP information (where appropriate) for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our Documents section, under the Fees and FEE-HELP Information link.
Australian Skills Quality Authority Information
- Legal name: Alphacrucis College Limited
- RTO National code: 90525
Units offered as part of this Award:
- BSBCRT401 - Articulate, present and debate ideas
Description: How and where can one learn the skills that will aid them to articulate, present and debate ideas in the music industry? Look no further! This unit serves to broaden knowledge of and outwork effective communicatory practices in line with the formulation and presentation of original ideas. Unit detail page >>
- BSBIPR401 - Use and respect copyright
Description: Copyright is an issue for every church and every musician/singer that plays, performs, records, communicates, copies or listens to music!!! It is essential to understand the laws that protect consumers and producers of music. This module presents a potentially complicated subject in simple but comprehensive terms. Unit detail page >>
- BSBSMB301 - Investigate micro-business opportunites
Description: Become acquainted with the realms of business opportunity and market-change in the music industry by way of investigation and research in this unit. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMCP302 - Write song lyrics
Description: Can anyone write lyrics? Should lyrics not be judged because they are personal expressions of the lyricists thoughts and feelings? or should lyrics be rigorously assessed for their doctrinal accuracy and relevance? Lyric-writing CAN be taught. This unit looks at both the underlying questions of why lyrics exist, as well as the very practical ways in which writers can hone their thoughts and ideas into powerful and profound song words. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMCP303 - Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media
Description: Technology abounds to capture our musical creations! You never need lose that "great hook" or "brilliant riff" again! Learn how to use (or better use) technology to record music in this unit. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMCP401 - Develop techniques for arranging music
Description: A significant role for every M.D. (music director) is to arrange. When do the various instruments enter? What should they be playing? What band dynamics will make the most of the song? This unit addresses the practical, theoretical, written and verbal skills of arranging musical elements effectively. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMCP402 - Develop techniques for composing music
Description: Writing music is not just for the "naturally gifted" or "divinely inspired". When the Psalmist says "sing a New Song to the Lord", it's because EVERYONE can do it! This unit provides you with the tools, understanding and experience to create your own original musical compositions. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMLT301 - Develop and apply aural perception skills
Description: Did you learn music by-ear? or did you learn to read the notes on the page? Either way, aural skills are absolutely crucial to the performance of contemporary music especially in a church context. This unit is packed with opportunity to refine and enhance your musical aural perception skills. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMLT401 - Notate music for performance
Description: Chart writing is an important skill to master. A quick, accurate chart on-the-run will solve a HUGE amount of performance errors. Accurate charts allow people to prepare well in advance and facilitate efficient rehearsals. This unit will help you develop these skills. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMPF302 - Prepare for performances
Description: Great performances and not by chance. Great preparation makes a significant difference to the final performance. In this unit you will develop the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to prepare for performances effectively and efficiently. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMPF304 - Make a music demo
Description: Music demos play a vital role in the introduction of new songs, the workshopping of new songs, rehearsal recordings and recordings for review. Develop best practice in the preparation and execution of making your music demos. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMPF305 - Develop improvisation skills
Description: Improvisation skills are SO important to music in a church context. You will find this comprehensive introduction to understanding and developing improvisation skills enormously useful on a regular basis. Gain confidence and knoweldge with this unit. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMPF401 - Rehearse music for group performances
Description: Often, we as musicians/singers are not performing alone. Rehearsing effectively together, provides the confidence to perform well together. This hands-on unit deals with all of the knowledge and skills necessary to make rehearsing music as a group effective and efficient. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMPF404 - Perform music as part of a group
Description: Following the personal and group rehearsals comes the performance. This unit addresses all of the issues that surround performance. From the relations-management to the organising of equipment, from effective sound-checks to de-briefing performances, if you play/sing in a band... this unit will help you. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMPF405 - Develop instrumental techniques
Description: Instrumentalist? extend you technical skills in this unit. In consultation with your facilitator, set up effective practice regimes, set and reach goals towards improving your playing. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMPF407 - Develop vocal techniques
Description: Vocalist? extend you technical skills in this unit. In consultation with your facilitator, set up effective practice regimes, set and reach goals towards improving your singing. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMPF410 - Perform music from written notation
Description: For those of you who can read notated music and charts, you'll know how wonderfully liberating it is! If you haven't yet mastered those music reading skills... this is your chance! Unit detail page >>
- CUAWHS302 - Apply work health and safety practices
Description: "WHS is boring" I hear you say? Well I won't try and tell you it's the most riveting unit you'll do... BUT if you ask the guitarist who had a lighting rig fall on his head during a rehearsal, or ask the veteren drummer about his substantial hearing loss... WHS suddenly seems a little more important. In fact, it's crucial, hence the reason it's a core unit! This unit will help you gain the knowledge and skills to function safely in the world of music, musical equipment and music performance. Unit detail page >>