Introduction to music within the Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus


This course is divided into two modules (each module must be completed in order to successfully finish the course):

  • Module 1
    • Why do we teach music?
    • Music and your school
    • Where to start?
    • Syllabus content menu
    • Assessment
    • What next?
  • Module 2
    • Revision – Why do we teach music?
    • Revision – Musical concepts
    • Interpreting the syllabus: the learning experiences
    • Music and its links to literacy, numeracy and other KLAs
    • Assessment

In each of the modules, you will:

  • plan, deliver and be given feedback on two targeted music lessons you teach
  • receive individual feedback
  • be required to answer multiple-choice style assessment questions throughout in order to progress through the course.

This course offers practical strategies for teaching music within the K-6 classroom as well as unpacking syllabus metalanguage.

Who should participate?

  • K-6 teachers
  • specialist music teachers
  • school executive

Mode of delivery

  • online


  • 6 hours

Course content

Completing this course will help you to:

  • engage in professional learning in visual arts as an artform within the NSW Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus

  • build capacity and confidence

  • instigate change in attitudes and abilities in the creative arts (visual arts) K-6.

Artmaking practices such as line, texture and space are combined with practical tools in the learning experiences and artistic forms described within the syllabus. You will participate in this two-part online modules to unpack the syllabus and give you ideas for ways to enable these expectations in your classrooms. At the conclusion of part 1 of the online module, you will plan, deliver and receive feedback on a targeted visual arts lesson you will teach to your class. You will answer multiple-choice style assessment questions throughout, in order to progress through the course.


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NESA registered professional development

Completing ‘Introduction to music within the Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus’ contributes 6 hours of NESA registered professional development addressing 3.2.2 and 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher accreditation.

How to enrol/register

Register for Introduction to music within the creative arts K-6 Syllabus via MyPL (Course code RG04780)


Contact Julia Brennan Creative arts Advisor for more information.

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