Secondary teaching – music

In NSW and other Australian states music teachers generally qualify to teach music exclusively, but in some cases, at some institutions, may choose to qualify to teach music and another subject.

Prospective music teachers seeking to undertake their qualifying course as an undergraduate degree from the University of Sydney must qualify to teach music exclusively and may only do so by undertaking the Bachelor of Music (Music Education) through the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Recommended studies for HSC students

The undergraduate degree-pathway for high-school graduates contemplating a career in teaching music requires four-years' study and results in the award of a Bachelor of Music (Music Education).

Although no prerequisites exist for this program, Year 10 students who are hoping to gain admission – and who are about to choose their HSC subjects – would benefit from studying music for their HSC. In addition to providing their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, applicants for the course are required to attend, separately, an audition, interview, and music-skills or jazz-aptitude test.