Advanced Certificate in Music and Art Therapy

Do you want to channel that passion and talent into something that makes a difference but doesn’t know how or where to start? If you answered 'yes' to these questions, then the Advanced Certificate in Music and Art Therapy is the perfect course to help you get started!
Course Provider
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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Self-Paced Learning

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Upfront Payment or a Flexible Payment Plan starting from $25 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
This course is self-paced. It takes approximately 200 hours to complete, but you have lifetime access to the course to study when it suits you best.
Study this course 100% online from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in Australia.
Career Outcomes
  • Art Therapist
  • Music Therapist
  • Drama Therapist
  • Craft Therapist
  • Psychotherapeutic Writing Coach
  • Counselor
  • Dance and Movement Therapist
  • Reminiscence Therapist
  • Private Practice
Course Modules
  1. Scope and Nature of Creative Therapy and Counselling Skills I
  2. Art Therapy and Counselling Skills II
  3. Craft Therapy 1 - Fibre and Paper Crafts
  4. Crafts Therapy Part 2 - Model-Making and Building Crafts
  5. Singing Therapy and Music Therapy
  6. Psychotherapeutic Writing
  7. Psychodrama, Dance and Movement Therapy
  8. Reminiscence Therapy
Course Fees Include
  • 24/7 access to the online learning portal to study when it suits you best. 
  • Lifetime access to the course. 
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.

Creative therapies include art therapy, drama therapy, reminiscence therapy, crafts as therapy and so on. They can be useful for people in stressful times in their life and those with physical, emotional and psychological difficulties.

Creative therapies are a range of techniques that are creative and expressive in nature that aim to help clients to find a way to express themselves that is beyond words or traditional therapies, such as counselling or psychotherapy. Creative therapies are limitless as the human imagination.

The aim is to encourage people to express themselves in a positive and happy way, to encourage the expression of positive emotions. At first, the person may focus on their negative emotions, but over time, we hope more positive emotions may be expressed.

Creative therapies are used to encourage a person to express themselves in ways that they may not be able to usually. This also can enable personal growth.


Craft therapy and art therapy are similar, but not the same. They use similar strategies and can be beneficial to a wide range of people. Craft therapies use hobbies and activities to improve a person’s mental health. Art and craft therapies do overlap. For example, an art therapist may work with fibre art or a craft therapist may use fibre to create art.

Craft therapy can be carried out in groups or individually. It can also be done in a range of settings, such as prisons, schools, inpatient and outpatient therapy and so on. Craft therapy can include a range of options such as –

  • fibre arts such as
    • knitting
    • embroidery
    • crochet
    • macramé
    • quilting
    • screen painting
    • fabric making
    • tie dying fabrics
    • making cuddly toys or dolls
    • dress making
  • paper arts such as
    • scrapbooking
    • origami
    • papermaking
    • making greeting cards
  • jewellery making
  • model building and so on.
Is COURSES4ME accredited?

Yes. All of their courses are endorsed by the IARC ( and accredited by ICOES ( ICOES has an independent board of management that ensures that the Foundation operates in accordance with its purpose. It has an Advisory Board consisting of independent professors who developed and implemented the Accreditation Standards, a quality charter that is used for the annual review of prospective and existing accredited course providers.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider


Courses4me is one of Australia’s newest online education providers. They endeavour to provide their students with engaging content to encourage them along their career path. All of their courses are provided 100% online and are created by industry experts. Courses4Me cater to the upskiller, the side hustler, the returning to work mums and dads and those that just have a passion for learning. Courses4Me offers versatile online learning paths across fields like animal welfare, youth work, business, and psychology, designed by industry experts for upskillers, career changers, and lifelong learners, ensuring flexibility and comprehensive support.
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