Take your creative talent to the next level.


To become a sought-after paid performing artist, you need to be as known for your professionalism as you are for your artistry. ACPA’s 10041NAT Certificate IV in Performing Arts empowers you with skills in communication and career management as well as intensive performance training to follow your dream roles.

Here’s what you’ll learn from 15 practical units (11 compulsory plus a minimum of four from 16 Acting, Music and Dance electives, depending on the RTO delivering the course):

In 2017, ACPA will partner with The College of Theatre Practice (RTO 32424) in the delivery of the certificate. For more information please click here.




10041NAT Certificate IV in Performing Arts

This qualification is made up of eleven compulsory core units and a minimum of four elective units as described in the Course Units section. While most participants select elective units from their particular genre specialisation (i.e. acting, music, dance), the course structure is designed to enable choice flexibility. For example, if you want to develop musical theatre skills, you may combine relevant elective units from dance, music and/or acting.

Total supervised hours: 800 – 900 hours comprising 590 core hours and the remainder in elective hours depending on specific selections.

Total unsupervised hours: 200 – 400 hours which may comprise individual or group warm up sessions, external performance activities, research, individual practice times for such things as vocal development, choreography, learning of performance parts or lines, character development, rehearsals, meetings, interviews or interactions with relevant personnel in the performing arts and related industries.

There are no pre-requisites for any of the units, nor are there any sequencing requirements; they may be completed in any order.

There are no specific exits points from this course to provide for vocational or educational outcomes.

A Statement of Attainment will be issued for any unit of competency completed, even if the full qualification is not completed.

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