What You Experience

The National Academy of Music (NAM) offers nationally accredited qualifications and music industry pathways for aspiring musicians and music professionals. NAM students are taught by industry experts who have collectively performed with some of the world’s best music acts, produced and recorded award-winning albums, managed some of Australia’s best-known events and created editorial and creative content for some of the world’s leading media outlets.

All NAM Programs are available online with interactive learning, directly with our inspirational trainers. NAM Programs are specially customised for students with disability.

If you are seeking to develop your talent and your music knowledge, explore the unique learning environment at NAM.

Our Roots

NAM is the brainchild of a collective of highly successful, industry acclaimed professionals including: musicians, producers, managers and educators.

Their vision is a dynamic and independent academy model delivered differently: to offer the highest quality learning experiences for all NAM students.

Music Industry Pathway Program

The NAM Music Industry Pathway Program (MIPP) is a scaffolded program based on an individualised learning pathway to develop greater readiness for careers in the music industry. 

MIPP comprises three (3) qualifications:

 – CUA30420 Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services

 – CUA40920 Certificate IV in Music

 – CUA50420 Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Students enroll in CUA50420 Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services, combined with a CUA30420 Certificate III in Live Production and Services and  CUA40920 Certificate IV in Music.

Qualifications are delivered sequentially, or in tandem (Maximum two qualifications to be completed at the same time).

Our Approach

The NAM learning environment is inspirational and uniquely creative. We offer our students a sense of belonging and the opportunity to express yourself through your music. We also provide a range of value added elements to our student experience, including mentoring support.

Industry relevance is a cornerstone pillar to NAM music programs. NAM training staff are at the cutting edge of music training and education. They also remain industry leading through their allied work as performers, recording artists and music creators, music producers, audio professionals, event managers, as well as artist managers, studio engineers and live sound technicians.

Starting your Music Career

NAM’s direct links with two of the most supportive Australian Councils for the creative arts: Onkaparinga and Playford, allows us to collaborate on a large number of projects each year. These projects foster employment and performance opportunities for our graduates.

Pathways for NAM graduates are also linked with NAM’s music events partners. During your Diploma studies, as a NAM student you will have the opportunity to showcase your talents at music events and festivals, gaining valuable experiences and the opportunity to build industry connections and career knowledge.

A NAM graduate is industry ready.