Courses Primary Level 3

Australian Kodály Certificate Primary Level 3

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12 Wednesday afternoons in Semester 1, Beginning 15 February, 2023

*Please note: You must have completed Primary Levels 1 & 2 before enrolling in Primary Level 3

About This Course:

This course offers a unique approach to professional development, providing participants with the opportunity to enhance skills
and work actively with teaching concepts. A resource collection of age-appropriate cultural materials – songs and games – will be developed as part of the process.

This course is accredited by the KMEIA national body and upon passing, participants receive the appropriate credit towards the Australian Kodaly Certificate (AKC) in Music Education.

The courses are suited to primary and secondary school specialist class music teachers. It is expected that the applicants for the course will have (or be completing) a degree/diploma or equivalent in music education and/or education. Applicants should have basic musical knowledge and music literacy skills.

2023 Information

Wednesday 15, 22 Feb

Wednesday 1, 15, 29 March

Wednesday 26 April

Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May

Wednesday 7 June (exam, this session runs 4.30-7pm)

All sessions run 4.30 – 6.30 PM

Students must attend all contact hours, submit work by the due date and pass assessments in order to gain credit for an AKC course

Kew Library Meeting rooms
Corner Cotham Road and, Civic Dr, Kew VIC

To secure your place in the course, fees must be paid in advance. Payment must be received in full by Friday Jan 27 2023.

Kodály Australia Members $1100 + texts
Non-members $1200 + texts

A $30 admin fee is retained from all refunds. No refunds are given after the course commencement.

Become a Kodály Australia member here.

Recommended texts:

Klinger, R. “A Guide to Lesson Planning in a Kodály Setting $40.00
Bridges, D. & Hoermann, D. “Catch A Song $44.00
Johnson. “Practice Makes Perfect $23.00
Chosky, L. “The Kodály Method 1” – this book is no longer available in Australia. You might find it in a library. We also have a couple of copies available to borrow ca. $220.00

Text purchases:
Text book orders can be placed at

A Guide to Lesson Planning and Practice Makes Perfect are also available as a digital download from

Remember to order your books early to ensure you have them by the first lecture
Prices may fluctuate.

A440 tuning fork (can be purchased at
2 Lever Arch Folders

Susan Searle
Susan has been teaching classroom music in the state and independent systems for 36 years. Her music classes are centred in Kodály methodology while also drawing on a range of other creative source. Susan’s teaching practice reflects her particular interest in developing musical aptitude in every student and in choral work.  Susan teaches at Trinity Grammar School, where she is Coordinator of Junior Music.

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.

Time Commitment:
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:

Enquiries and Registration

Kodály Victoria Office

PO Box 4059
Narre Warren South
VIC 3805