School Partnership

The Queensland College of Music is offering the opportunity for Secondary Schools in QLD to partner with us so that your students can complete a nationally accredited vocational qualification during their senior years.

Courses available

  • CUA20620 Certificate II in Music
  • CUA30920 Certificate III in Music
  • CUA40920 Certificate IV in Music

The partnership programs are an excellent pathway for students who are interested in studying music at a tertiary level.


The qualifications also provide credit points to the Queensland Certificate of Education.

Current credit points:

  • Certificate II in Music – up to 4 credit points
  • Certificate III in Music – up to 7 credit points
  • Certificate IV in Music – up to 8 credit points

From 2019, the OP score will be no more with the implementation of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Students will be able to choose four general subjects, plus one applied subject or one vocational education and training qualification at Certificate III or above.

Now is the time to start implementing the program by partnering with QCM so you can offer Certificate III in Music to your Grade 10 students.

Benefits of studying with QCM

  • Complete a Certificate III or Certificate IV in Music while still at school.
  • Possibility to continue to Diploma of Music Industry if the student meets the entry requirements.
  • Gain credits for university studies.
  • Gain a head start on a career in music and fast track into the industry
  • Build practical skills that will assist them to meet goals sooner
  • Gain valuable credit points towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) (2017 – 2018)
  • Use the Certificate III as one of the required subjects for ATAR (2019 onward).

Students undertaking a nationally accredited qualification as part of their senior studies through Queensland College of Music or through a school partnership pay substantially reduced fees.

The Certificate III in Music will help you develop your technical skills as a musician, learn to prepare for performances and perform both as a soloist, or as part of a group.

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