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The Actors College of Theatre and Television (ACTT) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), registered through the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) with our qualifications recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). 


For domestic full-time students, our courses are approved for AUSTUDY/ABSTUDY. ACTT is approved under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to offer VET FEE HELP assistance to eligible students studying our Advanced Diploma courses. ACTT is also registered under the Educational Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to offer our fulltime Advanced Diploma and Certificate IV courses to international students. To protect fees paid in advance by international students, ACTT contributes to the Commonwealth government’s Tuition Protection Scheme (TPS). ACTT is a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) and their fee protection scheme, the Australian Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (ASTAS). ACTT is committed to delivering quality, industry-focused training and assessment services and supporting our students through their studies.


Since November 2011, ACTT has been a subsidary of the JMC Academy. Celebrating 30 years in education, JMC remains Australia’s leading creative industries institution and ACTT shares JMC’s focus on nurturing, supporting and mentoring students with true passion and dedication.  Now co-located with the International Film School Sydney in a new campus at 41 Holt St Surry Hills, ACTT is in the best position to deliver their quality training for actors, music theatre performers and backstage crew.

With over 20 years experience, ACTT continues to focus on developing exceptional Industry practices in actor training & production. ACTT offers a unique system of training for the contemporary actor. The ‘ACTT System’ is a dynamic process of learning that equips the actor with a robust and logical pathway to producing physical and emotional performance. This training is the only kind in the country that fuses the psychology of acting with  an approach to moving and embodying the character for stage and screen. Leading theatre and screen practitioners who train actors in companies such as Bell, Belvoir & STC along with those who work as drama coaches in television form the teaching team.


ACTT proudly offers the following accredited courses:

10349NAT Advanced Diploma of Stage and Screen Acting

10354NAT Advanced Diploma of Music Theatre

10345NAT Certificate IV in Theatre and Screen Performance

CUA60213 Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services