National Music Teacher Mentoring Program 2021

Applications from primary school teachers to take part in the 2021 program close this Friday 4 December

The National Music Teacher Mentoring Program supports access to quality music education in Victorian primary schools. The program focuses on teaching music to Prep to Grade 2 students.

The program will be subject to health advice for school operations during Term 1, 2021.

Online expressions of interest are now open and close this Friday 4 December. If you cannot meet this deadline, email Felicity.OHalloran@education.vic.gov.au as soon as possible to discuss submitting your application at a later date.

About the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program

Developed by the late Richard Gill (AO) in partnership with the Australian Youth Orchestra, the program pairs experienced music educators with generalist primary school teachers to build their skills and confidence in teaching music.

Funding is available to support experienced primary music teachers to participate as mentors to support generalist primary teachers. 

The funding also covers the cost of casual relief teaching (CRT) for mentors to support up to two mentees per school.

What it means to be a mentor

Music mentors will have the opportunity to develop their mentoring skills with up to two generalist primary school teachers to strengthen their confidence and skills to teach music to Prep to Grade 2 students.

Subject to an expression of interest, mentors will deliver their mentoring program in a nearby government primary school if partnerships are available.

Mentoring takes place for about 16 weeks in Term 2 and Term 3, 2021. Partnerships can continue into early Term 4 by agreement if required.

What it means to be a mentee

Mentees will receive personalised mentoring in their own classroom from an experienced music teacher from a neighbouring or partner school.

Past mentees have reported an increase in their music skills, confidence and student engagement after participating in this program. 

How to apply

Teachers can complete an expression of interest to participate as mentors or mentees.

Find out more

Find out more information
Refer to the Department's Music web page

For further enquiries, contact Felicity O'Halloran, Lead Mentor, National Music Teacher Mentoring Program via email: Felicity.OHalloran@education.vic.gov.au