School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Music Therapy Skills & Practice DWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102803.1

Discipline: MUSIC

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 20

Co ordinator
Allison Fuller

Equivalent Units
101444 - Creative Music Therapy Practicum 2

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1650 - Master of Creative Music Therapy.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit focuses on the development of therapeutic music skills to support the delivery of music therapy to participants ranging in age from infants to the elderly. Students practice and demonstrate a diverse range of skill sets that can then be applied within their practicum placement as a major component of this unit. Considerations when planning and delivering individual and group programs are explored, along with technology, written case study report writing and cultural issues within music therapy. This unit utilises active learning techniques within a lectorial format.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

All Students

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit.


International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

4. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

5. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool).

6. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website


1650.2Master of Creative Music TherapyCURRENT

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