Where will this take me?
Who is this course for?
You do not require teaching qualifications to undertake this course, but you do have to have music teaching experience. It is ideal for studio-based instrumental music teachers (who teach students in one-on-one or small group settings in schools, or private or community studios) who have advanced music skills on their primary instrument (including voice) but may not have formal teaching qualifications. It is also valuable for those who do have teaching qualifications and would like to pursue continuing professional development and increase their knowledge of inclusive education practices in order to support music students with disabilities.
As a music teacher who has the expertise and confidence to teach children with autism and intellectual disabilities, you will be able to offer a distinct service in the market. There is a crucial shortage of teachers who are able to offer inclusive music education, so having these skills will be a boost to your practice and employability. For music teachers who are registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT),completing this course will contribute to professional development hours addressing the standards as listed from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher registration in Victoria.
The University of Melbourne also offers a Master of Music Therapy and a Master of Music (Performance Teaching). After undertaking this course, you may find you would like to pursue further education related to the field.