Course Title: Provide freelance services

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5410 Diploma of Music (Sound Production)

Course Title: Provide freelance services

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


515T Creative Industries

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2022,
Term2 2022

Course Contact: Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: 61399254849

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work as an independent operator within the creative arts industry.


It applies to individuals who use a high level of self-motivation and discipline, and an entrepreneurial attitude when pursuing work opportunities. They are engaged for specific projects and are responsible for promoting themselves to potential clients, negotiating their own contracts and managing their business affairs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAIND412 Provide freelance services


1. Promote self to potential clients

2. Negotiate work arrangements

3. Manage financial and business aspects of service

4. Undertake strategic planning

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to:

    • participate in industry networks and develop a dynamic list of industry contacts
    • prepare resume and self-promotional materials and circulate using a variety of media outlets and platforms
    • prepare a business plan that identifies a fee structure and work schedule to maintain a viable cash flow
    • negotiate service contracts or agreements
    • develop and maintain an effective financial and document records system
    • develop and revise a strategic plan that identifies business opportunities and risks
    • seek constructive feedback to identify professional development needs and opportunities
    • review work objectives measured against quality of life, artistic and commercial goals.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course, and will include written submission and project work