School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Music Therapy Skills 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 101445.4

Discipline: MUSIC

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 20

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

About this Unit
In Spring 2020 this unit replaced by 102800 - Music Therapy Skills & Practice A. This unit focuses on the development of therapeutic music skills to support the delivery of music therapy to individual and group participants ranging in age from infants to the elderly. Students learn, practice and demonstrate a diverse range of skill sets that can be applied within their SiMPrac field work or Practicum Placement as appropriate. This unit utilises active learning methods within a lectorial format and addresses focus areas including: methods; goals; technology; culture and improvisation.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Student Compliance Information for all Health Related Placements

To be eligible to enrol in this unit and complete any required health-related placements or experiences, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Course Requirements

Students undertaking a placement in any NSW Health facility have special requirements that must be met by providing appropriate evidence. Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your course.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your course, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement.

Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet and ensure that you

1. Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one

2. Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history

3. Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements

4. Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

International students have additional requirements; the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC)or other state equivalent, valid for your entire course.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire course - approved course providers can be found at: http://training.gov.au
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page:


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