There are two routes to becoming a Registered Music Therapist:
Successfully complete an AMTA™ accredited tertiary course and then apply for registration.
Apply for registration based on an equivalent qualification, probably undertaken overseas.
Accredited tertiary courses
Currently the AMTA™ accredited tertiary courses are:
University of Melbourne
University of Western Sydney (allied with the Nordoff Robbins Centre)
The University of Melbourne also offers a graduate diploma in guided imagery and music.
Apply for registration or re-registration
Inactive RMT status
For anyone taking a career break and who intends to return to the profession in the future, the Inactive RMT status is a good option. The annual fee is lower, but it is important to note that the CPD requirement remains the same as an active RMT. Learn more