National Music Teacher Mentoring Program 2022

Express interest in the professional learning program, supporting quality music education, by 22 December 2021

Expressions of interest are still open for the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program (NMTMP), which supports access to quality music education in Victorian primary schools.

The program, developed by Australian conductor Richard Gill AO, in partnership with the Australian Youth Orchestra, teaches music to students across Prep to Grade 2.

NMTMP pairs experienced music educators with generalist primary teachers or inexperienced music teachers to build their skills and confidence in teaching music.

Funding is available for experienced primary music teachers to participate as mentors, including casual relief teaching funding to support up to 2 mentees per school.

Expressions of interest close Wednesday 22 December 2021.

What it means to be a mentor

Teachers who participate as a mentor will support generalist primary teachers and inexperienced or early career music specialists to build confidence and skills to teach music to Prep to Grade 2 students.

Mentoring will take place for about 16 weeks in Terms 2 and 3, 2022. Partnerships can continue into early Term 4 by agreement, if needed.

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

Through the NMTMP, mentor teachers have the opportunity to create professional networks, expand their professional learning and access mentor support.

What it means to be a mentee

Teacher mentees will receive personalised mentoring in their own classroom from an experienced music teacher from a neighbouring or partner school, as well as access to professional learning and resources.

Previous mentees have reported an increase in their music skills, confidence and student engagement after participating in the NMTMP program.

How to apply

To participate as a mentor or mentee, complete the relevant expression of interest form on the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program page by Wednesday 22 December 2021.

The department will contact applicants with the outcome of their application in March 2022.

Find out more

For more information about the program, refer to the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program.

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