Certificate IV in Music (Performance) CUA40920

Program Details

The Sweethearts Certificate IV is a unique, authentic educational program that has a proven culture of innovation, success and continuous improvement. The aspiration is to guide and support students on their learning journey through being part of an authentic performing band that is well established and highly regarded in the international music industry.  Sweethearts Foundation delivers nationally recognised training in partnership with and under the auspices of Australian College of the Arts (Collarts) Pty Ltd RTO 0109, based at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College.


Pathways and Career Opportunities

The Sweethearts Certificate IV in Music can lead directly to industry opportunities with graduates being equipped with the skills required to seek performance opportunities in the music industry. Other areas in the music industry that this course can lead to are, recording, retail, management and teaching. This qualification may assist students into post secondary and tertiary study.


Content / Performance requirements

Over two years the program delivers a total of fourteen units.  Four units are core: Investigate business opportunities, Implement copyright arrangements, Extend expertise in specialist creative fields and Manage feedback on creative practice. The remaining ten units are predominantly performance based. The units are mainly delivered as part of a holistic approach and not sequentially as is the case in other courses. As Sweethearts is a music industry based band, performance hours are accumulated for approximately one hundred shows over a two-year duration. Attendance at these shows is mandatory. These mainly occur out of school hours.



The CUA40920 Certificate IV in Music (Performance) is completed over 2 years. Students will attend weekly classes (Wednesdays 1.30-5pm) at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College. In addition to this students will participate in, weekly rehearsals, camps, workshops and regular performances.


Contribution –VCE

The Certificate IV program gives students two 3-4 sequences which credit towards VCE or VCAL. The Certificate IV does not have scored assessment. The sequences may contribute 10% increments towards their ATAR, depending upon how many other Unit 3-4 scored assessments have been undertaken. See your school VCE coordinator for more information.


Application Process

All applicants must undergo a successful audition process through the Sweethearts Foundation, and apply directly to their school on a current VET in Schools Application Form available from the school’s VET Coordinator.


Program Costs, Delivery and Location

For details please contact the Sweethearts Musical Director, Michael Fitzgerald