Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC076

Do you need Special Authority for an Unregistered Person to Teach from the Teachers' Registration Board of SA?

This one-year qualification has been developed in conjunction with and at the request of the Department for Education and Child Development. It’s designed for in-service instrumental teachers who do not have any teaching qualifications or who’ve attained a Diploma in Music or equivalent.

What will you do?

  • develop and assimilate effective teaching methodologies
  • investigate and respond to legal and professional issues in music teaching
  • consider and incorporate music education principles and processes in your lessons
  • hone your ability to strategize and communicate in unfolding teaching situations.

Note: This program is only offered on a part-time basis, usually over one year.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GC076
    Intake July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Additional Entry Requirements
    Applicants must also provide the following supporting documentation: - Personal CV, including professional development and musical activities and community engagement as a musician. - Evidence of pupils' examinations or/and competition results (AMEB, SACE, Eisteddfod or equivalent). Note: Please provide no more than three examples, or a list. - Evidence of pupils' performances (programs, DVD recordings etc.) Note: Please provide no more than three examples. - 2 references (including contact details of referees). Please see for further details.
    Higher Education Study A completed Diploma in Music from the University of Adelaide (or equivalent qualification) in the main instrument/voice to be taught. Applicants who do not have a Diploma or equivalent will need to satisfy one of the following criteria: a. Submit a DVD to the Elder Conservatorium of Music comprising at least 10 minutes performing time that clearly demonstrates your performance abilities which includes either solo work or ensemble work with soloing sections. b. Attend a live performance audition (solo work) of at least 10 minutes duration to a University panel.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC076

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $13,500

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    This degree is designed for instrumental/vocal teachers already practising in schools who are not currently eligible to apply for Special Authority for an Unregistered Person to Teach category with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Eligibility under this category from the Board will ensure their continued eligibility to teach in schools.

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  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

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  • Further Study

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2019