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Year 11 - 12

Course No: 16656

2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC

Board Developed Course

Exclusions: Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension

Course Description

The Stage 6 Music Life Skills course provides opportunities for students to listen and respond to a range of music styles, as well as make and perform music individually and/or in groups. Students develop musical interests in singing, playing and composing as they perform, compose and listen to their own works and those of others.

Study of the Stage 6 Music Life Skills course should contribute to students’ appreciation of Music, their quality and enjoyment of life, and assist them to prepare for various post-school opportunities.

Main Topics Covered

The structure of the Music Life Skills course allows teachers to provide a broad and balanced program that reflects the needs of individual students within the context of the collaborative curriculum planning process. Students may study selected outcomes and content within the course.

Study of the Music Life Skills course involves:

  • musical performance techniques and interpretation of musical symbols
  • composing as a means of self-expression, musical creation and problem-solving
  • extending aural awareness and communicating ideas about music in a variety of contexts

Particular Course Requirements

On entering students for the Music Life Skills course, the principal is certifying that the student is eligible and the decision is the result of the collaborative curriculum planning process.


Students are assessed in relation to the selected Music Life Skills outcomes and content. Students may achieve Life Skills outcomes independently or with support. Demonstration of achievement of outcomes is recorded on the Profile of Student Achievement.

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