Unit description

Develops students' skills in contemporary music performance including instrumental or vocal technique, performance practice of contemporary music styles, and workplace health and safety in performance.

Unit content

  • OH&S issues in relation to rehearsal and live performance
  • Learning music: Career pathways, portfolio careers, self-skilling, lifelong learning
  • Learning music: Introduction to cognitive and physiological elements, deliberate practice, critiquing and effective journaling
  • Ensemble models: roles, rules, 'hard' and 'soft' skills
  • Introductory technique on an instrument or in singing in ensemble setting
  • Ensemble rehearsal and performance practices

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (8 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (4 weeks)
Workshop on-site 3 hours (2 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (2 weeks)
Practical session 2 hours (12 weeks)
Reflective writing30%
Critical review20%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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