Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching (GCMusTeach)

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Special Notes

This program will not be offered in 2023.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching is designed to upgrade the knowledge, skills and understanding of in-service instrumental music teachers to a level acceptable for registration with the Teachers' Registration Board of South Australia under the 'Special Authority to Teach' category. Participants will develop and assimilate effective methodologies in individual and group teaching, investigate and respond to legal and professional issues associated with music teaching, consider and incorporate the principles and processes of music education in their lessons and hone their ability to strategise and communicate in unfolding teaching situations.

The Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years. The program is offered solely in part-time mode over one or two years, with classes convened face-to-face and online at times convenient to students in the workforce.


Interruption of program:
Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 9 units
  2. Teaching placements to the value of 3 units