The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma of Guided Imagery and Music

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a receptive music therapy that uses music in conjunction with relaxation techniques, visualisation and active imagination to treat grief, stress, trauma, chronic illness and palliative care. The program provides advanced level training in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) therapy.

Designed for

Music therapy graduates and professionals from allied fields, who have completed introductory and intermediate courses in Guided Imagery and Music offered through the Music and Imagery Association of Australia


The program is delivered through a series of eight weekend intensive seminars (four each year) in February, May, August and November. Between seminars students will be involved in client practice sessions, supervised sessions, and reading and written assignment work.


  • Guided imagery and music

Standard entry requirements

  • Degree or Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy or an undergraduate degree in an allied health field, with a minimum of two years' experience in music therapy where counselling skills are practised
  • Or a tertiary qualification in health and a minimum of two years' professional experience where counselling skills are practised
  • Or Level 1 and 2 Guided Imagery and Music or Introductory Certificate in Music and Imagery (offered through the Music and Imagery Association of Australia)
  • Interview.


The course is approved by the Music and Imagery Association Australia (MIAA) and the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) in the USA. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the MIAA, recognition as Fellows of AMI and potential recognition as clinical members of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $17,984
International: $17,984

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