Apply For Membership

How To Apply:

Apply Online

To complete an online application for individual or school membership, complete the appropriate online application form below. For all other membership and subscription enquiries, please contact the VMTA office directly.

When completing an online membership application, you may be required to attach supporting documents such as qualifications, practical exam certificates and curriculum vitae. Before completing an online application, please see below for information about application requirements. 

Individual Membership Application Form Apply here for Full, Associate, Graduate and Student Membership
School Membership Application Form This is available to any state government school or any non-government registered school

 

Download an Application Form

To download an application form for VMTA individual or school membership, select the appropriate link below. For all other membership and subscription enquiries, please contact the VMTA office directly. Completed application forms may be scanned and emailed with supporting documentation to vmta@vmta.org.au, or posted to VMTA, PO Box 629, Belmont, VIC, 3216

Individual Membership Application Form Download this form to apply for Full, Associate, Graduate and Student Membership
School Membership Application Form This is available to any state government school or any non-government registered school

Please note that a $35 joining fee is payable on approval of a new or reinstated membership.

Application Requirements

Referees - to be included on your application form: 

  • If applying for Full or Associate membership, provide two professional referees who can comment on your teaching practice. This could be an experienced music teaching colleague or leading teacher at a school.
  • If applying for Graduate membership, provide one referee. This could be a former music teacher or university lecturer.
  • If applying for Student membership, no referees are required.
If professional referees cannot be provided, applicants may submit referees from parents of students they have taught, or they may submit referees from adult students they have taught.

Supporting documents - to be attached to your application: 

  • Transcript of academic results for any tertiary music or music teaching courses completed
  • Copy of certificates for the highest practical examination completed in the instruments taught (AMEB or equivalent)
  • Copy of any teacher training certificates completed such as Suzuki Teacher Accreditation, Kodaly/Orff Teacher Training, Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • A current Curriculum Vitae or other evidence of teaching practice such as an official transcript of your students' exam results
  • If a tertiary music student, a copy of your current enrolment notice
  • If a tertiary music graduate, a transcript of results for the qualification obtained 

Criteria for Membership: 

  • Full members must have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience including at least 1 year of teaching in Australia, and have achieved a high standard of performance in the main instrument taught (minimum Grade 8 AMEB or equivalent). They must also have tertiary qualifications in music or music teaching (e.g. degree or diploma from a university or TAFE institution). Teacher training certificates will also be considered (e.g. Suzuki, Kodaly, Orff, GradDipEd, Cert IV in Training and Assessment).
  • Associate members must have a minimum of 1 year’s teaching experience in Australia and have achieved a high standard of performance in the main instrument taught (minimum Grade 8 AMEB or equivalent). Special consideration may be given.
  • Graduate members must have recently completed an approved tertiary course in music or music teaching.
  • Student members must be currently enrolled in an approved tertiary course in music or music teaching. 

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