Music Practical – Level 3

Music Practical Level 3 (Half Year) (L3MUSPH)

Prior Learning:
Future Pathways/Subjects:
This is a course for students who want to gain practical skills in playing and performing with an instrument or voice. The minimum prerequisite is that they must be taking lessons either in school or privately. Some note reading lessons may be required.



Standard Number Level Credits Lit / Num


Full Title

Method of Assessment Assessment Opportunities Offered
91416 3 8 Making Music 3.1 – Perform  two programmes of music as a featured soloist Practical 1
91417 3 4 Making Music 3.2 – Perform  a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument Practical 1
91418 3 4 Making Music 3.3 – Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing  two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group Practical 1

 Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications Authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects at Level 1. It shows the progress to achieving a formal Vocational Pathways Award.

More on vocational pathways can be found at  Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries