Education and Music - D3004

Share your passion for music with the next generation through this double degree. You’ll graduate with the specialist expertise needed to help young people engage their musicality and find their own creative flair.

Breaking down this degree

This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending on your specialisation, you’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Music and either the:

Specialise in primary education and you’ll be able to teach across the school curriculum, with particular expertise in music. Specialise in secondary education and you’ll qualify as a specialist music teacher.

What you’ll be learning

This degree will deepen your perspectives on the historical, creative, technical and cultural aspects of music.

On top of this, you’ll specialise in performance, composition, music technology or popular music. In turn, you’ll inspire the same passion in your students.

Combined with your education studies, you’ll learn how to be an innovative and effective teacher in general, with the capacity to bring out the musical creativity in young people.

Look ahead to an exciting career

This double degree will not only prepare you for teaching in primary or secondary schools, you’ll also have opportunities beyond the classroom – in settings like choirs, instrumental ensembles, school and community productions, as well as therapeutic environments.

About registration and accreditation

Here’s what you need to know:

  • All primary and secondary education specialisations are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) using national accreditation standards.
  • This means your qualification will be accepted in Victoria and all other Australian states and territories.

At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
This course is equivalent to 4.25 years of full-time study and offered only in accelerated mode to complete in 4 years.
Start date
First Semester (February)
Course Handbook

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Study Education and Music

"I can bring my own passions and my own hobbies and interests into the classroom so I get to share my passion of music with my kids, to keep them engaged and to give them another avenue of learning." - Nat Nheu, Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Music

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Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG)

GIG is an award-winning initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week, funded study trip for all eligible first-year Monash single or double degree students to one of six destinations.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

Qualifications

Casper

All applicants must sit Casper. Casper is a requirement for many of the initial teacher education courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. The test is designed to evaluate an applicant's suitability for the teaching profession.

To register for your sitting or find out more about the test visit https://takealtus.com/

Please note we only require the Casper test; Snapshot by Altus is not accepted.

Casper is only available online and can only be taken once per admission cycle and prior to your Monash course commencement date. To ensure you meet the Casper deadlines for your application go to https://takealtus.com/dates-times/

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Supplementary form Compulsory:

Applicants must complete the online Music performance audition/composition submission form available at Audition information and pay the audition/composition fee of $70 AUD (inc. GST) by 30 September 2021 (Note: whilst early registration is strongly recommended, if you do miss this date, you can still apply for an audition). Applicants must provide their VTAC ID and email address as part of the registration process.

Audition Compulsory:

A schedule will be available from the Music Auditions webpage.

For information on how and when to apply visit the Music Auditions webpage.

Special Requirement

Literacy and Numeracy Test:

All students enrolled in Australian initial teacher education courses must achieve a satisfactory standard in the National Literacy and Numeracy Test by 31 December in the first year of enrolment or, if you don’t enrol in a full study load in the first year, by the end of the teaching period in which you have attempted 48 credit points of study, unless a different completion date has been determined for you in consultation with the faculty's Literacy and Numeracy Development Team.

Working with Children Check:

Before participating in a professional experience placement in any educational setting, students must meet specific security clearances that apply to the state or territory where the placement is being undertaken. Immunisations: The Victorian Government recommends you have immunisations for the Early Childhood and Primary Education specialisations.

Immunisations:

Before participating in professional experience in an education setting you must meet immunisation requirements.

Professional experience expenses

You are responsible for any expenses incurred while undertaking professional experience (e.g. transport, equipment, immunisations, security checks and clearances).

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications.

To support your preparedness for teaching in an increasingly diverse, complex and changing world, the Bachelor of Education (Hons) is organised around four themes. Each theme has been curated around specific professional knowledge and teaching skills required to engage students of various ages and developmental stages, in their learning. The four themes are:

A. Education studies

These units focus on the core discipline of education including an examination of the learning and teaching relationship, fostering of positive behaviour, and classroom practice.

B. Curriculum studies

With a focus on the Victorian curriculum, you will learn how to design, plan and implement engaging learning experiences in order to meet diverse learners' needs. You will develop your own knowledge and skills in key learning areas relevant to the educational level of your specialisation.

C. Discipline studies

Designed to develop your content knowledge in the key learning areas that you will be teaching in schools or other education settings, the discipline studies units will provide you with a focused sequence of study, that will deepen and advance your knowledge in your teaching specialist areas.

D. Professional studies

The professional experience component is an opportunity for you to build connections between the education, curriculum and discipline theme unit content and apply these in a professional context where you will work collaboratively with sector professionals whilst on placement.

The Bachelor of Music is a specialist course that develops through the themes of Music specialist study, Music theory and ear training, and Music context study:

A. Music specialist study

This sequence of units will provide you with specialist skills to undertake a final examination either through performance with your chief instrument or voice, or through a folio of compositions, creative music technology media or written work. Performance and other applied electives are also available.

B. Music theory and ear training

This will integrate the development of aural skills with the theoretical understanding of music through listening, analysis, performance, notation and composition.

C. Music context studies

These studies will expose you to the study of music and music making in various cultural, historical, social and professional settings through introductory units and a capstone experience.

For further information visit the course handbook entry.

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2022 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$7000

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$30,200