Past Events

Level 3 & 4 Courses - January 2017

In January 2017 VOSA will run both Level 3 and Level 4 courses in conjunction with OSASA.

Dates: Monday 9 January to Friday 13 January, 2017 inclusive

Venue: Bialik College - 429 Auburn Road, Hawthorn East


About the Levels Courses

The courses focus on ‘learning by doing’, helping teachers share their music through practical music making and by creating enjoyable experiences for the students.  They are based on the principles developed by Carl Orff, the composer and music educator who lived and worked in Europe from 1895 to 1982.

Participants in these courses will be exposed to a stimulating and graded repertoire of music and dance pieces.  They will be encouraged to develop their confidence and skills in sharing with students of all ages and stages of development.

Orff Schulwerk offers a holistic approach to music education.  It integrates singing, speech activities, movement, folk dance and the playing of percussion instruments to encourage active music making.

It can be applied to all educational levels and in community music.  From the earliest ages singing and saying nursery rhymes and speech verses are combined with sound gestures or body percussion (clapping, stamping, finger clicking etc).

These practical activities lay the foundations for broad musical development.  They also lend themselves to involvement with the range of Orff instruments from simple non-tuned percussion (eg tambourines) to recorders, xylophones and glockenspiels.

The ‘Orff’ approach to music education is continuing to grow and adapt to present day needs and circumstances and is now being taught throughout the world.

Levels 3 & 4 will be run simultaneously so it is not possible to complete both levels at the one time.  

Each day runs from 8.45am to 5.45pm.  FULL Attendance each day is required to attain accreditation.


Dr Carol Richards
Robyn Staveley
Melissa Dods
Susie Davies-Splitter


$550 VOSA/OSASA/Orff Association Member EarlyBird (paid by 30 November 2016)
$600 Non Member EarlyBird (paid by 30 November 2016)
$600 Member Standard (paid after 30 November 2016)
$650 Non Member Standard (paid after 30 November 2016)
$400 Full Time Student/Concession Card Holder (proof required)
$550 Overseas Resident (must reside permanently overseas)

The course fee covers all tuition, course notes, morning & afternoon teas.  You may BYO lunch or buy from shops nearby.

Earlybird registrations must be paid for by 30 November 2016 or the rate changes to standard.

Cancellations will incur a $25 admin fee and no refunds are available after 31 December 2016.

You MUST have completed the previous Levels to take part in the Level 3 or Level 4 courses.

To gain a Certificate of Accreditation, participants MUST attend each day of the course and successfully complete ALL assessment tasks, otherwise a Certificate of Participation will be issued.


Level 3 - Music for Children Vols 3 & 4 by Carl Orff & Gunild Keetman (Margaret Murray edition)

Level 4 - Music for Children Vols 4 & 5 by Carol Orff & Gunild Keetman (Margaret Murray edition)

Register Online

Accommodation Options

Hawthorn Gardens Serviced Apartments
750 Toorak Road, Hawthorn East
$170 per night approx

Camberwell Serviced Apartment Hotel
85 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East
$175 per night approx

Espresso Apartments
204/220 Burke Road, Glen Iris
$175 per night approx

Glenferrie Hotel
324 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
$180 per night approx

The Como Melbourne
630 Chapel Street, South Yarra
$240 per night approx