10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting

Professional actor training in Brisbane and Canberra


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Become the actor that you've dreamed of...

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! Please don't delay as we will be closing applications shortly.

What you get when you join the 10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting

  • Regular performance opportunities on stage and screen throughout the course, including monologues, scene work, film work and plays
  • Access to industry tutors and their storehouse of knowledge and stories about life in the industry
  • Quality training in cutting-edge acting techniques for stage and screen, including personal feedback on your work
  • Advice on getting an agent and getting started in the industry
  • Opportunity to matriculate to the 11017NAT Advanced Diploma of Performance and later the Bachelor of Screen and Stage Acting at the Australian Performing Arts Conservatory (APAC) if you wish to study further
  • Become part of an ensemble of actors you love to learn with
  • A nationally recognised qualification that represents all the hard work you've done, and tells others what you've achieved!

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 resonance, 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

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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).

Part-time, you can study it over 1-2 years, 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. With ZeeFi student loans, you can study now and pay off your course with fixed, interest free repayments.

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: 2A Barker St, Griffith ACT 2603


1/44 Ferry St, Kangaroo Point, QLD

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"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.

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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.


Late applications are now being accepted. If you want to start in February 2023: Apply now!

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