How to become an RMT

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

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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