10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting

Professional actor training in Brisbane and Canberra

Your first step towards an acting career

Next intake: starts July 2024 in Canberra and Brisbane
NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59pm APRIL 28 to start your course in JULY
  • Full-time or part-time options, depending on your campus
  • Available in Canberra (ACT) and Brisbane (QLD)
  • Austudy/Abstudy/Youth Allowance approved
  • Acting for film, theatre and television
  • Nationally recognised qualification, respected by industry professionals

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What you study in this course

High quality, cutting-edge actor training is now yours in the 10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting. You complete nine units across key areas, including:

  • Acting techniques from leading practitioners, such as Meisner, Spolin, Stanislavski, Laban and more
  • Acting for the camera
  • Acting for stage
  • History of acting
  • Auditions and industry skills
  • Vocal development
  • and much more!

Who will teach me?

All our staff are industry professionals - actors, directors, producers, and other artists who are working in their field in your area and across Australia. Below is just a sample of some of our teachers you may meet. You will have several teachers through your training. Click through to find out more.

Get to industry. Faster.

Unlike many other acting schools, when you study with Perform Australia, you'll be ready to hit the industry. We equip you to get moving in a way that no other acting school will. Here's why:

As well as training in essential subject areas, you'll receive:


An edited showreel.

In class you'll develop some screen content. We'll cut it together for you. Use this to show what you can do to agents and industry people. Value: $1500


A photographic portfolio.

Every actor needs photographs when you apply for auditions. You'll receive a professional photoshoot with the option to purchase a range of photographs. Value $350.


A personalised career coaching session

You'll receive one free career coaching session to help you plan your next steps towards your career. Value $110.



You'll receive guaranteed exposure online or in a magazine to help boost your profile as an actor. Value: $450


Graduate benefits

When you graduate, you'll receive six month's free membership of our alumni program which includes being listed in our casting directory (viewed by industry professionals). Value: $42

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Ways to study this course:

  • Full-time: equivalent to three days per week over five months
  • Part-time: 1-2 nights per week, over 1-2 years
  • Part-time day: in some locations, we offer 1 day per week over one year.
  • As part of the Young Professionals Program or as an independent student
  • Some students study this course as points towards their Year 12 Certificate - ask us how!

Studio Locations


Studio & National HQ: 2A Barker St, Griffith ACT 2603


St Paul's Presbyterian Church, 43 St Paul's Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane City

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. Our graduates appear on stage and screen, and also work in education, radio, podcasting, TV production, theatre production, voiceover artistry, the public service, and many other fields.

Read about the Advanced Diploma

Ready to apply?

1. Download the audition pack at the top of this page.

2. Follow the instructions to create your audition video.

3. Send your video to us, according to the instructions in the audition pack.

4. Complete your application form at this link.

5. We will contact you after reviewing your video, to arrange an interview.

Got questions?

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