Education & Training

Certificate IV in Performing Arts

Our Certificate IV in Performing Arts (10041NAT) is an introductory course, bridging the transition from home, school and community, to the experience of training independently, full time, in the performing arts. Certificate IV students gain an understanding of the discipline and commitment required to advance in further training toward a performing arts career.

Brisbane Arts Theatre is a registered training organisation (RTO 32424).

Course Content

Students are required to complete eleven compulsory subjects and four elective units across the subject areas of dance, music, acting, professional development and fitness programmes.

Classroom & Location

As a student of Brisbane Arts Theatre, you'll be based at our performance venue on Petrie Terrace, with full access to the venue throughout your course. This is the only course of its kind in Brisbane; no others offer unlimited use of a fully operational theatre. Throughout your studies, you may be given the opportunity to perform in real productions.

The theatre is centrally located on Petrie Terrace, a short walk from Roma Street Station or Normanby Busway Station. On-street parking is available, while full-time students are eligible for concession cards, which are valid within the TransLink network.

Delivered in Partnership

10041NAT Certificate IV in Performing Arts is an ACPA (RTO 6829) accredited course and is delivered and assessed, with the statement of attainment issued, by ACPA.


Classes for full-time students are school hours Wednesdays to Fridays. Classes for part-time students are Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Course Length

This course can be studied full time over one year, or part time over two years.


$6,000 per year
$1,500 per term
Instalment payment options available.