CUA40513 – Certificate IV in Musical Theatre

Duration: One Year

Training hours:
Mon-Wed 4.00-8.30 pm and Saturday

Ideal for the intermediate level singer, the Certificate Course in Musical theatre is a one-year preparatory course offering foundation training in the three core disciplines of Singing, Acting and Dance. Students are afforded the unique opportunity to participate in a programme that specifically consolidates technique and performance skills.


The material covered in the course draws on the experience and knowledge of lecturers, various high profile guest lecturers and other industry professionals in Musical Theatre and the wider entertainment community. Many graduates subsequently audition for the APO Arts Academy’s DIPLOMA OF MUSICAL THEATRE course, as a means of furthering their training and professional development. Upon completion of the course, students will have:

  1. Studied, rehearsed and performed a variety of Theatre and Musical repertoire;
  2. Acquired and developed intermediate skills in the three core disciplines as well as Music Theory and Keyboard; and other allied studies;
  3. Acquired the skills necessary to further their artistic studies.


Information outlining the procedures and requirements for entrance into this course can be found on the AUDITIONS page of this website.



  • Individual Singing Tuition
  • Ensemble Vocals
  • Vocal Repertoire (Male & Female)
  • Practice in Performance
  • Performances & Showcases


  • Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Voice
  • Screen Acting
  • Accent & Dialect


  • Classical Ballet
  • Jazz Dance
  • Tap Dance
  • Song & Dance
  • Core Dynamics
  • Stretch & Turns
  • Hip-hop Dance
  • Dance Performance

Individual dance programmes are designed to cater
for beginner to advanced level.


  • Music Theory
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Industry Knowledge/Masterclasses
  • Stagecraft
  • Work Health & Safety Processes
  • Manage A Project
  • Promote Own Artistic Work
  • Audition Preparations
  • Diet & Nutrition

The above units cover the competencies required in the CUA40113   Certificate IV in Dance.