CrewCare Assisted Music Business Industry Training (AMBIT)

CrewCare will be hosting a range of industry training programs in the coming months which have been specifically designed by crew for crew. We will be working with industry professionals to design tailored introductory modules specifically for the live music industry. Workers within this space that have found themselves out of work due to Covid-19 will have the opportunity to upskill and learn a new part of the industry.

It’s no secret that our industry has been doing it tough, this is why our programs are not only free, but participants will receive a small stipend for their participation. Upon completion of the practical and upskill modules, participants will receive a certificate of completion which will be industry recognized. The program is broken down into five categories listed below. If you would like to apply, please submit an application. The details are at the bottom of this page.

Due to the social distancing requirements, the training is delivered in two rounds. We encourage all participants to apply for the first round. If participants are selected and first round places are all taken, they will automatically qualify for the next round. The earlier you submit, the sooner you will obtain your training.

Foundation Module

The Foundation Training is the base training program that will be freely available to anyone who wants to know more about working in the live music industry. This module will showcase several instructional videos, freely available on the CrewCare website, that provide an overview into specific areas of operation within the industry.

Some examples of the introductory videos are listed below:

  • How to use a chain hoist
  • How to rig a lighting truss
  • How to unload a truck
  • How to put a stage together
  • How to set up a backline

Foundation videos created and posted: January 31st 2021

Practical Modules

These ’hand’s on’ modules are designed to provide practical training to participants that want to learn about a specific area of the industry. Some of these areas include:

  • Lighting
  • Rigging
  • Audio
  • Video
  • among others.

The 1 day on the job program is divided into two parts – the online training modules and the practical program. Melbourne suppliers will host 4 hour practical inductions and online training modules for participants that are designed to provide a basic overview of what it means to work within that area of the industry.

Training Commencement: exact dates TBC dependent on Covid restrictions. All participants will be notified of exact dates via email at the start of the month. 

  • Online Modules - 1st round (Audio, Video, Lighting) undertaken: January 2021
  • Face to face Modules - 1st round (Rigging, Audio, Video, Lighting) undertaken: January 2021
  • Online Modules -  2nd round - (Audio, Video, Lighting) undertaken: February 2021
  • Face to face Modules - 2nd round (Rigging, Audio, Video, Lighting) undertaken: February 2021

Due to the social distancing regulations stipulated by the Victorian government this may be held in smaller groups over a larger number of seminars.

Click here to learn more about our facilitators.

 

Upskill Module - Industry Professionals

Experienced mid-senior staff may want to upskill in a specific area and often aren’t eligible for funding to do so. This program will be made up of scholarships that are created to upskill in a managerial role that is diverse and can be applied to multiple areas of the industry.

Scholarships will be offered to selected applicants to undertake a tailored short course in one of the following areas:

  • Tour Accounting
  • Tour Management
  • Production Management
  • CAD design

The course content will be created and delivered by key industry personnel within the Melbourne live music industry.

Online modules undertaken: February 2021

Click here to learn more about our facilitators.

 

Upskill Module - The Arts Centre Training

In addition to our supplier partners, The Arts Centre will be assisting to facilitate the following programs:

Safety Accreditation and White Card training (combination of online and face to face).

  • Part A - A half day to full day session held via zoom or similar webinar program. Reading is provided to attendees prior to partaking in the online sessions.
  • Part B of the program is delivered face to face at Sidney Myer Music Bowl and then certification is provided to participants.
  • Arts Centre - 1st round of CI cards: December 1st 2020
  • Arts Centre - 2nd round of CI cards: January 5th 2021
  • Arts Centre - 3rd round of CI cards: February 16th  2021

Return to work - Covid protocol (delivered online)

  • Short 1.5 hour protocol seminar that is designed for any business operating in the live music industry that wants to receive information on how to be Covid Safe when events return.
  • Arts Centre - 1st round of Covid Safe Training: December 14th 2020
  • Arts Centre - 2nd round of Covid Safe Training: January 11th 2021
  • Arts Centre - 3rd  round of Covid Safe Training: February 8th 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Arts centre training and face to face modules are subject to change depending on Covid protocols and opening up the SMMB for this training.

Mentorship

The mentorship program is available to students that have recently graduated from an RMIT music production or music industry/business course.

In collaboration with RMIT’s Vocational Education programs, current students are offered the opportunity to participate in a mentorship program upon completion of their higher education. This program is focused on supporting those that are underrepresented in our industry including, but not limited to: women and BIPOC communities. The mentorship is designed to assist recent graduates with the practical skills and assistance to find employment and understand the intricacies of the industry in practical terms.

Successful applicants that progress would be required to sit an interview with a panel of industry representatives that can help the student determine the best person to be partnered with.

RMIT VE - Mentorships undertaken: January 2021

 

INDIVIDUAL APPLICANTS
 
Individual applicants are those that are seeking to undertake the training. In order to be eligible you don't need to be affiliated with another supplier within the industry but if you are you can mention it on your application form.  In order to be eligible, individuals must meet the following criteria: 
  • Live and reside in Victoria, Australia
  • Be 18 years or over
  • Be a permanent resident or Australian Citizen for tax purposes
Please note - the face to face training modules will be undertaken at the chosen suppliers' place of business. It will be up to the individual applicant to arrange their own transportation to and from site. Additionally, you will be asked to wear the correct PPE prior to arriving on site. This may include, but is not limited to: steel cap boots, safety goggles, gloves, facemasks or other items. Specific items that are required as part of the training will be provided by the training organisation. This may include but is not limited to: hard hats, rigging harnesses, high vis vests.
  • 1st round participant applications close:  October 31st 2020
  • 1st round successful applicants notified: November 6th 2020
  • RMIT mentorships students selected: December 1st 2020   
  • 2nd round participant applications close: December 31st 2020
  • 2nd round successful applicants notified: January 3rd 2021

Click here to learn more about our facilitators.

Industry Training Application for Individuals

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APPLICATION FOR INDIVIDUALS

 

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FAQ's for Individuals

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FAQ's for INDIVIDUALS

 

How much will I be paid for doing this training?
Payments are dependent on the type of training undertaken, below is a summary of the one off payments an individual will receive for each module they undertake:
- Practical – online = $70
- Practical – face to face = $100
- Upskilling – Arts Centre – White Card -$0 (Because this is a nationally recognized accreditation) if you don’t have a White Card you should. This is a perfect time to get it.
- Upskilling – Arts Centre – Safety - $0 (1.5Hour training for as many people as possible) Great training and will be asked for by most venues soon.

Can I apply for more than one category of training?
Yes you can – we encourage crew to apply for as many modules they are interested in and can see benefit from attending.

Do I have to pay tax on the money I receive?
The payment you receive will not be taxed by the company paying you, however it will be subject to income taxation, it is up to the individual participants to declare any monies they receive as part of their income tax.
Remember to keep records of the training, the stipend, and your costs, these will be good tax deductions in July2021.

How long does the training go for?
This depends on the type of training you have chosen, below is a guideline for the modules:
- Practical – online - 4 hours
- Practical – face to face - 4-8 hours
- Upskilling – Arts Centre – White Card- 8 hours
- Upskilling – Arts Centre – Safety (online) – 1.5 hours
- Mentorship – 2 x 1 hour sessions with a mentor (further details to be provided).

Do I have to provide my own PPE?
As a minimum, for the face to face modules participants must provide their own cap boots, hard hat and high vis vest of top. Other workplace specific PPE will be provided to you by the training provider.

What does an ‘industry’ recognized accreditation mean?
The purpose of this training is to provide crew that have an interest in specific areas the opportunity to learn more.
The certification provided at the end of the training modules will be recognized by companies and bodies within the live music industry but will not be recognized with regards to formal education. For example, if a participant undertakes the rigging module, it will be recognized in the industry that this person has undertaken rigging fundamentals but is not a qualified rigger. This would mean if they are hired to assist the riggers on site, they may be given more responsibility than someone that has not completed the training but they will not be able to use this accreditation to form part of a formal rigging ticket or higher education.

Are there any modules that are nationally recognized?
Yes, the CI white card is a nationally recognized accreditation that is undertaken by The Arts Centre as part of the AMBIT program. Participants that obtain their CI white card will be able to use it across all areas of construction, not just the live music industry.
All of the skills are consistent internationally. The training is designed to give basic skills needed on the job, to give time to try other things you may not have done, develop additional skills for people who want to go further in the industry but are not sure how.

When will training be rolled out?
Training is expected to be carried out toward the end of 2020 into early 2021. Details of specific dates will be posted on the website shortly.

Terms and Conditions for Individuals

  1. Participants understand that participation in these training initiatives do not denote ongoing work with any of the businesses they come into contact with. This training program is designed to be a step to learning more about a chosen field within the industry.
  2. Participants acknowledge that personal costs to undertake the training including but not limited to: internet access, transportation costs or the like will not be covered by this training initiative. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure they have adequate tools to participate in the training program.
  3. Participants understand that the certificate they receive upon completion of the training courses is not a nationally recognized certificate from a registered RTO. This training certificate will be industry recognized but will not contribute to any courses undertaken by a qualified RTO.
  4. Participants understand that the stipend amount indicated in the agreement is a once-off payment for their participation in the program. This is not an ongoing fee, it should not be interpreted as an hourly fee or a fee for the amount of hours attended. It is a flat rate figure for the training program even if the indicated time of completion is extended.
  5. The membership fee of $10 (ten dollars) will be deducted from the stipend payment for all participants that are not CrewCare members. This is to house the training certificate provided at the conclusion of each program.
  6. Participants understand that there are no fees required to participate in any of the training programs other than the membership fee mentioned in clause 6.
  7. Participants understand that only some modules are paid a stipend, these are: the practical 1 day on the job online module, 1 day on the job face to face module, upskilling scholarship module and does not include the foundation training or upskilling at The Arts Centre or the mentorship module.
  8. Participants understand it is their responsibility to declare any monies paid to them by the host business even as a stipend or volunteer payment.
  9. Participants must provide their own PPE when arriving on site for the face to face modules. This PPE includes but is not limited to: steel cap boots, hard hats, high vis vests.
  10. Participants understand that they need to adhere to the correct policies and procedures set forth by CrewCare Limited and the host business – including Covid Safe measures which may include but are not limited to: wearing additional PPE such as gloves or masks or adhering to social distancing measures. Failure to do so may result in exclusion from participating in the program and if this is the case, the participant will not receive their certificate of completion or their stipend.
  11. Participants agree that in order to partake in any training they must be Australian residents or Australian Citizens for tax purposes.
  12. Participants agree that all course related material supplied under the CrewCare Limited Training Program is secured by copyright and remain the property of CrewCare Limited and the participating businesses hosting the training programs. Any unauthorised copying may constitute a breach of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)
  13. Participants understand that if they are selected to participate in any training module, they must pass the induction test in order to receive their certificate of completion and their stipend payment. If participants are accepted but do not respond or participate in the program without any written indication as to why, their place may be given to another candidate.
  14. Any person that may deal with the personal information on behalf of CrewCare in relation to the activities mentioned herein, is encouraged to read the privacy policy that is reflective of the privacy and data protection act 2014(VIC) and agrees to adhere to all terms within. 

 

COMPANY APPLICANTS
 
Applicants that may apply under the 'company' category are those that have a registered company and can provide training services for any of the programs mentioned.
 
Eligible businesses must: 
  • Operate out of Melbourne, Victoria
  • Hold current public liability insurance (for face to face modules)
  • Hold current workers compensation insurance (for face to face modules)
  • Hold current WHS and OHS documents including risk management registers, SWMS and JSA's.  (for face to face modules)
  • Have the ability to create training both online and face to face if required.
If you think your company ticks these boxes and you are able to provide adequate training for newcomers in your area of expertise, please apply below.
  • Business applications close: October 19th 2020
  • Successful business applicants submit training for approval: November 19th 2020
 
Industry Training Application for Companies

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COMPANY APPLICATION

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FAQ's for Companies

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FAQ's for COMPANIES

 

How much will I be paid for creating content and conducting the training?
Payments are dependent on the type of module you run – the Online modules are $1,500 per business as a flat rate and the face to face modules are $2,000 per business flat rate. The same business can be chosen to conduct the online and face to face modules, meaning the maximum amount one business can receive is $3,500 ex GST.

What if I am running more than one session for face to face training?
AMBIT aims to seek out as many businesses as possible to conduct training to share around the program funds. For example, if there are three lighting companies that apply with an influx of participants, AMBIT would be more inclined to provide a one-off payment to each of the lighting companies to host training than one business receiving three payments.

Will I be required to do more than one online training session if I am selected and how does this work with my payment?
For online modules, there is no reason to conduct multiple sessions as technology allows us to have a lot more participants in the one group compared to face to face. Businesses are advised to plan on having one session and as such, the flat rate amount will be paid for the one session.

Will the payments affect my JobKeeper status?
Any income received while a business is on JobKeeper will affect their status. The payment for this training will work the same as any other invoice your business sends out to render services. If a business is under the impression receiving the full payment will impact their JobKeeper status, they are encouraged to contact CrewCare to discuss this matter further once they are selected.

How do I pay the participants their stipend payment?
Participants are not employees of the business in any way, the terms and conditions that the participant accept when they sign up to take part in the training explains this. The payment should be listed as a business expense and all payments to participants should be coded under this category. With this information, CrewCare recommends each business seeks their own independent financial advice to ensure this works for their specific circumstances.

Does the stipend payment for participants affect my payroll tax, superannuation contributions to staff or withholding tax?
No, because the participants are not employees of the company undertaking the training. The payments are a one-off expense and as such are not subject to payroll tax, superannuation or any other employee benefits, as always please confirm this with your own independent financial advice as CrewCare is not aware of specific company circumstances.

What if I have had public liability insurance but haven’t paid it for this year because of Covid, can I still host the practical training?
Unfortunately, businesses that do not have public liability are not able to host face to face training modules because of the potential risks on site. Businesses that do fall under this category are encouraged to apply for the online modules as this type of insurance is not required to host this type of training.

What happens if one of the participants hurts themselves on my property?
It is best to confirm with your insurer for your specific cover but it is assumed that these participants would be covered under public liability, not WorkCover as they are not employees of the business. This does depend on your specific policy so it is best to double check.

If my business is selected, how long do I have from the time I am notified to create the content?
Businesses will have two weeks from the date they are accepted as a training facilitator to create a draft of the content and provide to CrewCare to review.

When will training be rolled out?
Training is expected to be carried out toward the end of 2020 into early 2021. Details of specific dates will be posted on the website shortly.

Terms and Conditions for Companies

  1. Businesses contributing intellectual property, services or anything else to the training program agrees to accept the one-off fee inclusive of GST for their contribution and waives all rights to ongoing fees.
  2. Participating businesses understand that this training and Intellectual property is created and used exclusively for CrewCare Limited’s Industry training modules during the initial case study period. For the Foundation Module, all content created will be open source and those that create content waive all IP rights to it. The participating businesses that participate in the upskill and practical modules create customised content and retain all copyright and IP rights but agree to grant CrewCare Limited the exclusive right during this period to utilise and exploit the training under the CrewCare Industry Training Program initiative. At the conclusion of this training program, the exclusive licence will expire and all rights revert back to the participating business whereby they can utilise all content at their own discretion. If the program is extended for an additional period, this will be renegotiated under a new agreement.
  3. Businesses and participants understand that there may be unforeseen delays and setbacks in timeframes that are out of CrewCare Limited’s control. At no point will any participant or business hold CrewCare Limited liable for any delays or change of delivery methods in financial terms or otherwise.
  4. Participating businesses agree that they will pay the training participants their stipend and will invoice for their services and the participant’s fees on the one invoice.
  5. Businesses agree to undertake all training in adherence to Covid Safe measures and government regulations at the time of executing training.
  6. Participating businesses agree to work collaboratively with all other key stakeholders to create a long lasting, integral training program which may include but is not limited to, sharing of concepts and working collaboratively with suppliers.
  7. Participating businesses agree to provide the correct WHS, OHS, Public Liability, Workers Compensation insurance and WorkCover documents to CrewCare Limited prior to undertaking any training modules. Failure to do so will result in delayed payments or non-participation in the program.
  8. Businesses understand that they may be subject to provide screenshots, photographs and/or examples of feedback from participants and other documentation at the conclusion of the training to assist CrewCare Limited in meeting their accountability requirements to funding partners.
  9. Businesses understand that payments made are subject to the appropriate taxation and they are to seek independent financial advice for how to receive payments for their business and participants through their business. As per the FAQ on the website, businesses understand that participants are not subject to employee taxation or entitlements including but not limited to: superannuation, tax withholding, payroll tax. However, the staff conducting the training will be subject to these entitlements.
  10. All participants and businesses agree to providing their name, business name and if necessary photographs of the training in session which may be publicised.
  11. Businesses agree to supervise and uphold a duty of care when participants are training at a business’s premises. Any WHS concerns or injuries will be processed under the participating business’s insurances. The participating businesses indemnifies CrewCare Limited of any and all workplace incidents that may occur.
  12. Business’s agree to include WHS, OHS and other work safe measures when undertaking the required training. Acknowledging that participants may have little to no experience working around specialized machinery and must be supervised at all times.
  13. Any person that may deal with the personal information on behalf of CrewCare in relation to the activities mentioned herein, is encouraged to read the privacy policy that is reflective of the privacy and data protection act 2014(VIC) and agrees to adhere to all terms within. 

 

CONSULTANT TRAINER (FREELANCE) APPLICANTS
 
Applicants that may apply under the 'freelance' category are those that have extensive experience as a freelancer and can provide training services for the upskill programs mentioned. 
 
Eligible applicants must: 
  • Operate out of Melbourne, Victoria
  • Must have an ABN 
  • Have at least 5 years experience as a freelancer in their chosen training field
  • Provide 2 references to confirm experience
  • Have the ability to create online training through the use of technology - these sessions will not be run face to face. 
If you tick these boxes and believe you can provide adequate training for newcomers in your area of expertise, please apply below.
 
Industry Training Application for Consultant Trainers (Freelancers)

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CONSULTANT TRAINER (FREELANCER) APPLICATION

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FAQ's for Consultant Trainers (Freelancers)

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FAQ's for CONSULTANT TRAINERS (FREELANCERS)

 

How much will I be paid for doing this training?
All ‘Upskill Modules – Industry Professionals’ will be conducted online and consultant trainers will be paid a fee of $1,200 ex GST per consultant as a flat rate.

Will I be required to do more than one online training session if I am selected and how does this work with my payment?
Because the upskill modules are carried out online there is no reason to conduct multiple sessions as technology allows us to have a lot more participants in the one group compared to face to face. We are planning to have one, four-hour session per upskill category (tour accounting, tour management, production management, CAD Design) so the consultant’s fee will be a flat rate for the one session.

Will the payments affect my JobKeeper status?
Any income received while a business is on JobKeeper will affect their status. The payment for this training will work the same as any other invoice you send out to render services. If a consultant is under the impression receiving the full payment will impact their JobKeeper status, they are encouraged to contact CrewCare to discuss this matter further once they have been selected.

How do I pay the participants their stipend payment?
Consultants will not be required to pay participants their stipend payments – this will be organized through CrewCare.

If I am selected to conduct training, how long do I have from the time I am notified to create the content?
Consultants will have two weeks from the date they are accepted as a training facilitator to create a draft of the content and provide to CrewCare for review.

When will training be rolled out?
Training is expected to be carried out toward the end of 2020 into early 2021. Details of specific dates will be posted on the website shortly.

Terms and Conditions for Consultant Trainers (Freelancers)

  1. Freelancers contributing intellectual property, services or anything else to the training program agrees to accept the one-off fee inclusive of GST for their contribution and waives all rights to ongoing fees.
  2. Participating businesses and freelancers understand that this training and Intellectual property is created and used exclusively for CrewCare Limited’s Industry training modules during the initial case study period. For the Foundation Module, all content created will be open source and those that create content waive all IP rights to it. The participating businesses that participate in the upskill and practical modules create customised content and retain all copyright and IP rights but agree to grant CrewCare Limited the exclusive right during this period to utilise and exploit the training under the CrewCare Industry Training Program initiative. At the conclusion of this training program, the exclusive licence will expire and all rights revert back to the participating business whereby they can utilise all content at their own discretion. If the program is extended for an additional period, this will be renegotiated under a new agreement.
  3. Businesses, freelancers and participants understand that there may be unforeseen delays and setbacks in timeframes that are out of CrewCare Limited’s control. At no point will any participant, freelancer or business hold CrewCare Limited liable for any delays or change of delivery methods in financial terms or otherwise.
  4. Freelancers conducting training under the upskill-scholarship training modules understand they will invoice and be paid a once off fee for their time – content creation and facilitation of the module. Freelancers will not be responsible for paying any participants’ stipend, this will be paid for via CrewCare directly or an auspicing body.  
  5. Freelancers agree to undertake all training in adherence to Covid Safe measures and government regulations at the time of executing training.
  6. Participating freelancers agree to work collaboratively with all other key stakeholders to create a long lasting, integral training program which may include but is not limited to, sharing of concepts and working collaboratively with suppliers.
  7. Participating freelancers agree to provide the correct WHS, OHS, insurance and WorkCover documents to CrewCare Limited prior to undertaking any training modules if required. Failure to do so will result in delayed payments or non-participation in the program.
  8. Freelancers understand that they may be subject to provide screenshots, photographs and/or examples of feedback from participants and other documentation at the conclusion of the training to assist CrewCare Limited in meeting their accountability requirements to funding partners.
  9. Freelancers understand that payments made are subject to the appropriate taxation and they are to seek independent financial advice for how to receive payments for their business and participants through their business.
  10. All participants and freelancers agree to providing their name, business name and if necessary photographs of the training in session which may be publicised.
  11. Business’s agree to include WHS, OHS and other work safe measures when undertaking the required training. Acknowledging that participants may have little to no experience working around specialized machinery and must be supervised at all times.
  12. Any person that may deal with the personal information on behalf of CrewCare in relation to the activities mentioned herein, is encouraged to read the privacy policy that is reflective of the privacy and data protection act 2014(VIC) and agrees to adhere to all terms within. 

 

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