This double degree gives you a professional teaching qualification as well as a specialist degree in music, allowing you to pursue a career as a music teacher. Our creative environment includes purpose-built facilities, diverse performance opportunities and courses taught by leading academics. In addition to core courses in performance, musicianship and musicology – and extensive training in ensemble skills and professional practice – you will study one of four specialist music streams: music creative practice, music inquiry, sonic arts or music pedagogy. Along with the theoretical aspects of education, we place great importance on practical experience. In your final two years, you will develop skills in classroom competence and spend up to 80 days in supervised teaching in at least two secondary-school contexts.

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Indicative Enrolments



  • Education
  • Music

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Musician
  • Arts advocate
  • Arts administrator/manager
  • Secondary-school music or combined arts teacher
  • Roles in the music recording and film industries

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

This degree is accredited by NSW Education Standards Authority as an initial teaching qualification for both government and non-government secondary schools throughout Australia and is widely accepted as a teaching qualification internationally.

Assumed Knowledge

Any 2 units of English (minimum of Band 5)

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

80.00 + Audition

2019 Guaranteed Entry

80.00 + Audition

2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma
2018 QLD OP

All applicants must pass an audition to gain entry to this degree.

Additional selection criteria

All applicants must complete an online assessment and audition to gain entry to a Bachelor of Music program. Online assessment and audition information and the online application form can be found on the Bachelor of Music auditions website.

Applicants are expected to have reached the level of at least Grade 7 AMEB Performance (or equivalent) and 2 Unit Music course, 2 or 3 Unit Extension or Grade 6 AMEB Musicianship (or equivalent).

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

Please see this degree's Additional Selection Criteria and ensure you also complete these requirements.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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