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Registered Training Organisation (RTO)



GAT Music Theatre students only.

Qualification Description

This is a nationally recognised qualification that reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of mainly routine tasks in the music industry, work under direct supervision, and use limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context.

Students work independently and in groups to develop their skills and knowledge in aspects of the music theatre industry. The majority of learning is based on practical activities with music theatre performances as the focus. These practical activities will also include ensemble as well as solo performances by the students. The course will cover dance techniques, music culture, music history, musical listening skills and the ability to play or sing. Students are required to attend workshops, rehearsals and performances outside of the normal school hours. Students will be expected to participate in Year 11 in the cabaret and Year 12 the Music Theatre Finale.

Students who completed the GAT Music Theatre course in lower school are provided with a continuation of their voice tuition through the IMSS program, 30 minutes per week throughout Years 11 and 12. Rehearsal attendance is a compulsory requirement for students accessing IMSS lessons.

**Music Theatre students will be expected to continue with their instrumental lessons.


The qualification involves learners completing 11 units of competency over the two years. These units comprise of core and elective units. The learner must be deemed competent in all eight competencies to achieve the qualification.

Assessment tasks may include but not limited to individual and group rehearsals and performances, work books, journals, self- reflections, peer assessment, online tasks and theoretical knowledge questions.

The qualification certificate will be issued by John Curtin College of the Arts at the completion of Year 12.

Possible Pathways

CUA30220 Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events

CUA40520 Certificate IV in Musical Theatre

CUA50220 Diploma of Musical Theatre