​​Benefits for teachers 

  • Set your own syllabus requirements. 
  • Choose the style or genre you want to teach. 
  • Have your students' music awards reflect the style or genre studied                                                                               (e.g. Grade 5 in Contemporary Music Studies - Saxophone or Grade 7 in Jazz Studies - Piano).
  • Receive support (via Professional Access) to achieve higher qualifications and professional designations.

  • Receive financial incentives to promote your own practice.
  • Conduct courses and workshops for professional development and higher level subjects. 
  • Receive support to conduct accredited programs in your area of expertise.
  • Opportunities to become involved in music promotion at all levels of the organisation.  

Music Teachers and or their principals (music industry employers) can be registered so they may conduct examinations for their students and others on behalf of the Institute’s School of Music.
​Registration is simple and free.  

The ACPM (Associate level) is the initial designation offered to teachers and other professionals until completion of Level 1 of the Certified Practicing Musician (CPM) Program.  ACPM are not eligible to conduct assessments until the CPM has been conferred. 

Teachers and other music industry professionals may also seek to become Affiliates and thereby increase their opportunities to network or build new networks.


  • Copy of current CV plus copies of education certificates/degrees verifiable Referees 

  • Music subjects taught including Music Therapy, if applicable

  • Your Syllabus / Curriculum and a brief explanation of the methodology utilised

  • WWCC / NCC (compliance checks)

  • ABN and insurance (Certificate of Currency) if in public practice/own school

  • Child Safe Policy

  • Initial registration conferred: Associate status (ACPM)

  • Full Registration is conferred upon completion of Level 1 of the CPM Program

    ​(holders of high level qualifications may be accorded a higher CPE entry designation).​