The Australian Music Therapy Association is a growing organisation with more than 500 members, of which 481 are RMTs, which is 42% growth since 2006. The AMTA offers members a myriad of benefits, including:
- A community to belong to with fellow music therapists
- Discounts to the annual national conference and PDS
- The Australian Journal of Music Therapy - an annual, peer-reviewed journal
And, most importantly, it’s the only way to become a Registered Music Therapist, the status that most employers require.
There are a number of memberships, please see the list below. All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST.
Access to RMT services
Receive all communications inc AJMT
Discount fees for AMTA events
Registered Music Therapists
1. RMT Application $374 (Application/Re-registration)
Graduates who did not apply for RMT status within 12 months of completing their course / OR re-registration of a lapsed RMT
2. RMT Application $374 (Overseas Applicants)
Overseas Applicants - Internationally trained Music Therapists
3. RMT New Graduate Application $197
Student members of AMTA applying for RMT status within 12 months of completing their course. Applications must be submitted by 30 November the year following graduation (see below) for application process.
4. RMT Renewal $324
All active RMT's renewing their Registration who have completed their CPD requirements and are current financial members of AMTA. Renewals are due on 1 July of each year. (Renewals are not yet open for 2017 - 2018)
Registered Music Therapists - Student Members applying from an accredited Australian Music Therapy Course
If you are currently enrolled in a course that is accredited by AMTA inc, on completion of your studies you are eligible to apply for registration. New graduates must be current student members of AMTA. If graduates are not current members they will need to apply for membership on submission of their application.
There are three valuable benefits for applying for registration immediately on successful completion of your Music Therapy course:
- Fast track to registration. Because the course has been accredited and as a new graduate you are presumed to have therefore successfully completed that course, there is no need to review qualifications so closely.
- Provisional registration whilst the application is being processed. This enables the applicant to practice as a music therapist before the formal RMT status has been awarded (Awarded to Graduates who apply before 31 March after graduation)
- If you are a Student Member of AMTA you also qualify for a reduced application fee of $197.00 instead of $374.00
INTAKES FOR GRADUATE REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS
There is one intake date ONLY for students who finish their course at the end of semester 2 in 2016 who want to obtain immediate 'Provisional RMT Status'. See below for further details:
31 March 2017 - Provisional status will be granted for student members of AMTA who send in their application for registration before this date. They will be processed upon receipts and will automatically receive Provisional RMT status.
1 April 2017 - 30 June 2017 - Student graduates who apply for registration after March 31st will NOT be granted provisional RMT status. The application process could take up to 4-6 weeks.
1 July - 30 November 2017 - Student graduates who apply for registration after 30 June 2017 in the new financial year and within 12 month of course completion (prior to 30 November 2017) will NOT be granted provisional RMT status. The application process could take up to 4-6 weeks. All graduates are required to pay the student membership fee + the registration fee. Applications received after 30 November 2017 will have go through an alternative registration process.
Note: all other applications for membership do not have to comply with these intake dates. All other applications are assessed on an ad hoc basis as received.
Inactive Registered Members (Upgrade to RMT or Downgrade to Inactive)
RMT's who will not be involved in any Music Therapy practice throughout the year must fill in an RMT to Inactive form and send back the Secretariat.
View RMT - Inactive Application Form
Inactive RMT's who would like to become a Registered Music Therapist must fill in an Inactive to RMT form and send back to the Secretariat.
View Inactive - RMT Application Form
Several members also have Honorary status in addition to their membership. Honorary status is awarded by the Association. Recipients qualify for a lower fee.
Individuals with an interest in Music Therapy who are not registered with AMTA. View Associate Membership Form
Students who are currently studying an accredited Music Therapy course. View Student Membership Form
Retired RMT members
Individuals who were previously Registered Music Therapists who would like to stay involved with AMTA. Retired RMTs have the same privlidges as Associate members but have voting rights with AMTA. View Retired RMT Membership Form
For any queries please contact the AMTA office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9525 9625.