of Musical Theatre

This nationally recognised qualification is delivered in partnership with Perform Australia (RTO 40859)
Mon-Thu from 3.30pm-8:00pm
and 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday
The CUA50213 Diploma in Musical Theatre is an extensive
1 yr & 6 mths training programme for advanced level singers who have the potential to achieve high standards in musical theatre. The focus of this course is to build on the student’s current skills whilst nurturing their progress and development from competent performer to artist in the three core disciplines of Singing, Acting and Dance.
APO is pleased to partner with Perform Australia (RTO#40859) to deliver the CUA50213 Diploma in Musical Theatre. Perform Australia is a registered training organisation based in ACT. Students wishing to study this accredited course will enrol with Perform Australia and work with APO to achieve their qualification in Melbourne.

This nationally recognised qualification is accredited under the Australian vocational education system.


The CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre course places a strong emphasis on the refinement of solo performance skills. A variety of performance opportunities throughout the course of study provide students with the necessary experience to develop individual professionalism within the Entertainment Industry. Upon completion of the course, the students will have:

  1. Studied, rehearsed and performed a variety of Theatre and Musical repertoire;
  2. Developed and refined skills in the three core disciplines, as well as Music Theory, Keyboard and other allied studies.
  3. Acquired the skills necessary to either further their artistic studies at a higher level or successfully audition for professional theatre.



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 programs 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


CUA50213 Diploma in Musical Theatre
CUAMPF407 Develop vocal techniques
CUAPRF501 Refine performance techniques
CUAPRF503 Prepare for performances in a competitive environment
CUAPRF504 Refine musical theatre techniques
CUAWHS501 Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services
CUAPRF601 Extend musical theatre performance techniques to a professional level
CUAACT402 Develop acting techniques for musical theatre
CUAACT401 Use a range of acting techniques in performance
CUAPRF409 Perform in a musical theatre ensemble
CUAWHS403 Incorporate anatomy and nutrition principles into skill development
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice
CUAMUP501 Apply theatrical make-up and hairstyles
CUAWHS402 Participate in gym and weight training for performances
CUACHR501 Create and perform complex dance pieces
CUADAN403Develop expertise in jazz dance technique
CUADAN501 Refine ballet technique
CUADAN507 Refine dance partnering techniques
Students are required to successfully complete 10 electives from the 12 electives listed above. Electives for each intake are made available subject to student enrolment.