Students must complete courses in order, eg students wishing to enroll in Level 2 must have completed Level 1.
Please note that the course lecturer will not be handling course money or book money. Invoices and receipts are emailed from the office. There is a ‘no refund’ policy after the course commencement. Please note that books may not be given to participants until payment has been made.
You will be given a course book at your first session.
Other materials you will need to bring are pen/pencil and notebook.
You will also need to put together a resource folder and this will be explained in more detail at your first session.
In addition to the weekly classes, you will need to put time aside to practise musicianship skills, revise concepts and complete written homework tasks. The time needed to do this will vary for each person. Most people find they need to spend an additional 2 – 3 hours a week on coursework.
Assessment and Attendance:
Passing the course is not automatic, but is based on successfully completing all the course requirements. These will be outlined in the first session and throughout the course. You will receive ongoing assessment and feedback from your lecturer throughout the course. In addition you will need to complete several formal pieces of assessment which includes an examination and written homework tasks. Participants who successfully complete all course requirements will receive a certificate of completion.
Students must attend all contact hours and pass all assessment in order to gain credit for an AKC course. In the case of illness and extraordinary circumstances, students may apply for special consideration and extension at the discretion of the course provider.
If you are unable to attend a session due to illness, being a COVID Close Contact or other COVID related reason, the lecturer will make allowances for a streamed/recorded lecture for the missed session.
Awards and Accreditation:
Participants who successfully complete all course requirements will be accredited with the following subjects and awarded with a certificate from the Victorian Branch of KMEIA.
The Australian Kodály Certificate is made up of these areas of study: Methodology, Teaching Techniques, Cultural Materials, Musicianship, Conducting and Vocal Techniques and Extension Studies. The model to be used by the Victorian Branch in 2023 will consist of two sections:
(Semester 1): Pedagogy, Materials and Practicum in Primary Levels 1, 2 & 3 and Secondary Level 1
(Semester 2): Musicianship, Conducting and Ensemble (Choral Elective)
Requirements for Completing the Australian Kodály Certificate:
Participants who successfully complete subjects within the KMEIA Victorian course will be eligible to gain credit towards this award.
More details about the National Syllabus and the requirements to obtain the Australian Kodály Certificate can be found here: http://www.kodaly.org.au/akc/.