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Diploma of Music Teaching (DMUS) - DipMusT

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should contact us.

 External
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:2 years (2 courses per semester) or 4 years (1 course per semester) 

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Contact us

Current students

Telephone 1800 007 252 (within Australia freecall), +61 7 4631 2285 (from outside Australia), email usq.support@usq.edu.au or submit a question via Ask USQ.

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Program aims

The aims of the program are:

  • to produce graduates who have a sound foundation in musicianship and music teaching

  • to develop in students musical skills that will provide them with the substantial background necessary for successful music teaching

  • to develop in students high quality teaching skills necessary for successful teaching practice.


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Program objectives

On successful completion of the program, the student will:

  • have developed expertise in teaching instrumental or vocal students from beginner to lower advanced levels

  • have achieved an intermediate standard basis in aural development and music writing techniques.


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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or mature age with substantial music teaching experience.

  • Practical qualifications of Grade 7 (AMEB) or higher at credit level, or equivalent, completed within five years of the year of anticipated entry (or within last two years for vocalists), or successful live or video audition.

  • A pass at credit standard or higher in 5th grade (AMEB) Musicianship or Theory, or equivalent.

  • English level IELTS 6 for International Students.


All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

This program is available in piano, violin/viola, flute, clarinet and voice. The Diploma program consists of four courses of Music Craft and four courses of Studio Teaching (Pedagogy). The pedagogy courses cover instrumental or vocal teaching from beginner to Grade 6 standard, or higher.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 4 years to complete this program.

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
MUS1021 11O
MUS2022 12O
MUS2023 21O
MUS2024 22O