10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting

Professional actor training in Brisbane and Canberra

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The 10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting will give you a solid foundation as a professional actor. This acting course runs in Brisbane and Canberra.

Over nine subject areas, you'll be able to explore your internal world as an actor as well as develop your outward qualities as a dynamic performer. You'll learn skills for both stage and screen, to make you an employable and versatile actor.

​Graduates of our acting courses have worked in:

  • Stage productions
  • Films & TV shows
  • TV commercials
  • Voiceovers
  • Teaching
  • Presenting / tour guides
  • Arts administration

and many related fields. Apply now and take your first steps towards a career as an actor. We nurture you as an individual performer and are keen to see you succeed. 

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Application Dates

2023 intake: APPLY NOW for study Brisbane or Canberra!
Next due date for applications is 11:59pm, Sunday October 2.

In this course, you will learn

  • The secret of brilliant performances - how to connect with other actors in the moment and create believable characters
  • How to develop a character from a script to make it your own, embodying it on stage or screen
  • How to act for the camera - including how to prepare for a role, how to know where to look, shot framing, how to create realistic performances, and how to conduct yourself on set
  • How to act in theatre - how to adapt your performance to the demands of the stage
  • How to use your body as a communicative tool - you'll develop your capacity to communicate non-verbally for stage and screen, and bring emotion to every scene
  • How to improve your voice - gain more control over your voice, improve your articulation, breath capacity and re\sonance, and learn how to adapt your voice to stage and screen contexts
  • How to audition - including how to find auditions, how to get and agent, how to prepare for an audition, and audition etiquette
  • and much more!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Essential information

How long is this course?

You can study this course full-time or part-time.

Full-time, you can complete it in 18 weeks (5 months), usually attending classes over three days per week. You can also complete this course full-time as part of our Young Professionals Program (Canberra).

Our full-time September intake in Canberra will allow you to complete it in three months, over four days per week full-time study. Get qualified by Christmas!

Part-time, you can study it in a couple of different ways:

  • One or two nights per week (6pm-9:30pm), plus some weekend intensives
  • One day per week over one year (Brisbane only)

Who can do this course, is there an age limit?

To apply for this course, you need to have completed Year 10 and be at least 16 years of age. There is no upper age limit. (The oldest person to complete this course so far was about 72!)

How much does it cost?

Your investment in your training is $10,520. This covers such things as:

  • All your tuition, delivered by industry professionals
  • Your training facilities and equipment
  • Production and editing of your screen work
  • Production of your major theatre show
  • Access to your online student platform
  • Administration of your academic records and processing your qualification

Do you have HECS, student loans or payment plans?

We don't have HECS but we have student loans through Zee-Fi.

We also have payment plans - you don't need all the money upfront, you can pay as you go. Full-time students must pay a deposit to secure a place in the course.

Who teaches this course?

Your tutors are all professional actors, directors, producers and other industry professionals. Check out our About Us page to find out who's on staff right now.  

Is this course eligible for Centrelink payments?

Yes, if you are eligible for government benefits, Austudy / Abstudy / Youth Allowance is available for this course.  

What kind of performances will I be involved in?

There are a range of performances through this course:

  • Monologue presentations
  • Scene work
  • A larger theatre work
  • Screen projects  

How do I apply?

  • Download the course information and audition pack to get your instructions on how to audition
  • Prepare your audition video and send it to us according to the instructions, and fill out the application form on this page
  • We will contact you for an interview
  • We'll advise you about whether you've been accepted into the course.

Studio Locations


Studio & Theatre, 11 Whyalla St, Fyshwick ACT 2609


Lower Hall, St Lucia Uniting Church, 7 Hawken Drive, St Lucia QLD 4067

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What our students say about studying at Perform Australia

"This is the best thing I have done in such a long time. It has been everything I hoped for." 

- Karli

 "I’m really happy with the quality of the teaching and I recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a career path in performance."

- Tess

"I had high expectations coming into this course. The level of professionalism, skill and care the teachers have shown has surpassed my wildest expectations."

- Jeremy

What happens after the Certificate IV?

After you complete the 10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting, you may decide to go on to the 11017NAT Advanced Diploma of Performance.

But other graduates move to industry - they get an agent, start applying for auditions, and make their first steps into a career.

Read about the Advanced Diploma
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Ready to apply for the Certificate IV in Acting?

  • Download your audition pack
  • Complete the online enrolment form below
  • Send your tape.


If you want to start in January 2023: Apply by 11:59pm October 2, 2022.

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