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
Last-minute applications being taken now for JULY entry - please contact us to see if there is a place for you.
Applications now being accepted for February 2025.
  • 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
  • Intake in February and July each year

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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!
  • Download the course brochure & audition pack for more info.
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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 Academy Program or as an independent student
  • Some students study this course as points towards their Year 12 Certificate - ask us how!

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 $450.



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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

There is a $50 course application fee when you submit your audition.

The total course cost is $8,995. You can study this course from as little as $65 per week through a payment plan with Total Lifestyle Credit.

  • Payment plans from $2,001 through to the full course fee of $8,995
  • No stress – the whole process is managed privately by TLC Consultants
  • Flexible options – any additional repayments can be added back on to the payment plan at no extra charge
  • Fast efficient approvals, simply apply online

To apply:  https://app.tlc.com.au/apply?partner_id=4370&type=lifestyle


Terms & Conditions:

  • Speak to TLC direct for a quote based on your personal circumstances and for the full terms and conditions.
  • A full credit and financial assessment would need to be completed prior to acceptance of any offer or product.

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For other details about the cost and payments, download our info pack on this page.

How do I apply?

You must do an audition and interview to get in. Download the info pack on this page for details.  

How much work is required outside of class?

It depends whether you are studying full-time or part-time. If you are full-time, allow 8-10 extra hours per week. You may not need 10 hours every week, but you will need to:

  • Learn lines
  • Read scripts
  • Do research
  • Rehearse with your scene partners if you need to polish what you're working on
  • Complete occasional written tasks. (There are not many written assignments in this course.) 

Part-time students have the same tasks, but if you are only doing one subject at a time, your workload will be less.

What kind of performances will I be involved in?

There are a number of small and large performances through the course:

  • Monologues
  • Scenes
  • A play
  • Screen work / film

Will I get a job out of this course?

An actor mostly gets work via auditions. In this course we prepare you with the skills of the actor - from analysing scripts, to confidence in front of the camera, to vocal development, and more. We also teach you how to audition. Then it's up to you to source auditions and start applying - and we teach you how to do that, as well!

There are also many skills you acquire in this course that are transferrable to a whole range of other jobs, including creative thinking skills, communication skills, presentation skills, team work skills, and many others.

Book a meet-and-greet

Would you like to find out more? Book a meet-and-greet with one of our staff, on Zoom or in-person depending on your location.

We'll go through the course in more detail, from course content to the audition process. Fill out your details and we'll get in touch to arrange a meet-up!

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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