​​Music learning combines listening, performing and composing activities. These activities, developed sequentially, enhance students’ capacity to perceive and understand music.

As students progress in their study of music, they learn to value and appreciate the power of music to transform the heart, soul, mind and spirit of the individual. In this way students develop an aesthetic appreciation and enjoyment of music.​

Learning and teaching support

Professional learning opportunities

Music in Schools 

The Victorian Government’s Music in Schools (MiS) program has been running in schools since 2015 and aims to increase opportunities for all students to access quality music education programs.

Music in Schools (MiS) is a free 2-year program that aims to strengthen whole school planning to deliver quality music education and to build capability to implement the Victorian Curriculum F-10: The Arts, Music, including assessment and reporting.

From 2023, MiS is a 2-year program targeted to support generalist classroom teachers and nominated specialist teachers with limited or no classroom music experience or qualifications. 

Participating schools will receive grants for reimbursement for casual relief teacher costs, as well as further funding to buy or hire musical instruments and related classroom music resources.

To be eligible for MiS, Victorian Government primary, P-12 (primary) and specialist schools, must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • not currently delivering a curriculum-aligned music program for students in Prep to Year 6
  • need assistance to start or establish a music program
  • have generalist teachers delivering music education, or has nominated specialist teachers with limited experience or no qualification in music education.

Two teachers per school are encouraged to participate. Schools must be able to commit to participation across the duration of the program (2 years).

Places in MiS are limited, if your school meets at least one of the above eligibility criteria and is interested in participating in Music in Schools, please contact

The National Music Teacher Mentoring Program

The National Music Teacher Mentoring Program (NMTMP) is a unique in-school professional music education learning program open to all Victorian schools.

Find out more about this program and how you can be involved.

More information

For further information, contact