COSAMP News & Blog

Enquire now about COSAMP's Online Cert IV Sound Production Course

Study Sound Production Online. Next course: FEB 2018!

Are you a student or school-leaver looking for a flexible, online study option to kick start your Audio Engineering career? Are you already in the Music Industry and looking for a formal qualification to upskill? Are you a Teacher or Coordinator looking to hone your skills and give your students and music programs the edge at your school? COSAMP is proud to offer a unique self-paced learning alternative to your sound production study, with our online Certificate IV in Music… Read more »

Triple J Uneathed High

JJJ Unearthed Finalists Announced!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Shenton College’s “Arno Faraji” who won triple j Unearthed for 2017! Check out a video of the announcement on the COSAMP Facebook! fter more than 1,000 songs coming in from High School acts right across the country over the four weeks of the competition, Triple J have announced the 2017 finalists for the annual Unearthed High competition! The competition celebrates nearly a decade of incredible teen discoveries including Japanese Wallpaper, Montaigne, Stonefield, Mosquito Coast and most recently… Read more »

VCE VET Technical Production Exam Review Workshop

Changes to VCE VET Statistical Moderation

Below is an excerpt from the recent VCAA Bulltetin, which may be of interest for Victorian schools offering VET in VCE: From 2017 scored VCE VET programs will be statistically moderated by the assessing group as opposed to the RTO. This assessing group may be the home school, another school/training provider through a cluster or the RTO. Schools enrolling students will be required to select an additional item (assessing group) when enrolling VET students undertaking scored assessment. If schools have… Read more »

South Australian Songmakers

South Australian SongMakers

The benefit of any VET course is real industry experience. Once again, the SongMakers mentoring program run by APRA AMCOS has made a real difference and given students access to a taste of that experience with students from South Australian schools, Open Access College, Christies Beach High School, Seaford Secondary College, Willunga High School, Wirreanda Secondary School & Yankalilla Area School recently involved in a two-day workshop with Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe) and Grant Windsor (Music Producer). Students began day… Read more »

MI Sound Wraps in Ballarat

MI Sound Wraps In Ballarat

As a new section of the Royal South Street Eisteddfod – the first in 17 years of a proud 125 years history – COSAMP was pleased to be a major sponsor of MI SOUND, which enabled students (particularly those presenting for their VCE VET Music exam) an opportunity to rehearse their set in an industry venue. 24 bands/soloists performed their 20 minute set in one of 4 sessions over 3 days in early September, with organisers particular wishing to thank… Read more »

Southern River Rock

Southern River Rock

COSAMP is proud to report one of its member schools’ bands “Beyond Insomnia” competed in the Contemporary Music Ensemble Festival 2016, held at Ellenbrook Senior High School in Western Australia and achieved the high accolade of “outstanding” in every category! Jade Champion (Yr10), Jesse Bryntessan (Yr10), Dylan Bryan-McCaig (Yr9), Imogen Lau (Yr9), Ray Walton (Yr9) and Brock Soltwisch (Yr9) from Southern River College rehearse together both before school on Thursday under the direction of the school’s Guitar Teacher, Ian Campbell,… Read more »

COSAMP New RTO No.

New RTO No. for COSAMP!

COSAMP has become its own Registered Training Organisation (RTO)!  As of July 2016 COSAMP is now a Registered Training Organisation in its own right and will be directly auspicing VET in Schools Music Industry programs from the beginning of 2017. Across the rest of 2016, the team will be moving away from the ACAS (Australian Centre for Advanced Studies) Member College arrangement and will be directly managing RTO systems and processes including school auspice arrangements, student enrolments and Certificate issuance…. Read more »

CUA Creative Arts & Culture Information Evening

CUA Creative Arts & Culture: VET Music in Schools Info

COSAMP presents a very special information evening all about the new Training Package for VET in Schools Music Programs! The new CUA Creative Arts & Culture training package includes 5 new qualifications for the Music Industry, with increased flexibility to contextualise a VET in Schools music program for the new music industry. Hear from the experts at COSAMP about the new package, strategies and options for 2017 programs, and examples of VCE VET Music Industry programs. Come along and gain… Read more »

The Run feat. Nick Hinks

Christian College Geelong Student, On The Run

Christian College Geelong student Nick Hinks, at 15yrs old, is in the enviable position of heading to Berlin with his band to represent Australia and compete for the Global Battle of the Bands title. His band, Geelong based indie rock outfit ‘The Run’, blitzed the other bands from across Australia to take out the national title and will be up against 20 bands at the World Final in Germany on the 26th of May. With bandmates, Will Conway (18yrs) and… Read more »

SongMakers at St Norbert College

COSAMP Schools Become SongMakers

SongMakers is a national mentoring program run by APRA AMCOS, with 50 Australian schools chosen to take part each year. Run with support from the Australian Government, SongMakers is all about contemporary music and is aimed at nurturing the next generation of hitmakers – right there in the classroom. Under the program, senior music students work closely with two high profile mentors – one artist and one producer – to create ‘market ready’ music, against the clock, from scratch.  The… Read more »