Music Teaching

Upgrading knowledge and skills of instrumental music teachers.


Have you ever considered turning your passion for music into a career?

The Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching was developed in conjunction with and at the request of the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD). This program is designed for instrumental music teachers who either do not have any teaching qualifications or who have attained a Diploma in Music or equivalent.

Taught at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, students 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.

Established in 1883, The Elder Conservatorium of Music at The University of Adelaide is the oldest tertiary music school in Australia and one of the country’s leading music institutions. 

Career options

This course 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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