Music therapy is a research-based allied health profession in which music is used to actively support people as they aim to improve their health, functioning and well-being. It can help people of all ages to manage their physical and mental health and enhance their quality of life.
A Registered Music Therapist (RMT) is a music therapist who is registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA). To be eligible to register with AMTA, a Registered Music Therapist needs to complete a certified university course (Masters) in music therapy and maintain their skills through ongoing professional development as approved by the AMTA.
Music Therapy is available to everyone & can be accessed through the NDIS. Music therapy, delivered by a Registered Music Therapist (RMT), has been recognised by the NDIS for inclusion under the support cluster of Capacity Building - Improved Daily Living. This includes assessment, recommendation, therapy and/or training (including early childhood intervention).