What is an RMT


A Registered Music Therapist, or RMT, is the Australian professional status signifying that the individual has successfully completed an accredited course of study in music therapy at an Australian tertiary institution, or equivalent overseas, and continues to maintain their skills through approved professional development.  This approved professional development is a portfolio of activities including speaking at conferences, publishing book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, attending workshops and conferences, and professional supervision of other training or qualified music therapists.  See CPD for more information.

All tertiary study for music therapy is at Masters level and can be studied at the University of Melbourne (by coursework or as a blended learning program) and the University of Western Sydney, where it is aligned with the Nordoff-Robbins Centre. There are also currently students at the University of Queensland, but the last intake was in 2013.

Typically a Masters in Music Therapy student has competed a Bachelor of Music and entry to the Masters is partly by audition.

How to become an RMT