Certificate II in Dance

Course code: CUA20113 with selected Units of Competency from CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance

The aim of this program is to provide young people with the technical skills, performance skills, knowledge, and attitudes, to begin the process of establishing a career in the entertainment industry.

The training will introduce young dance performers to a variety of dance styles and techniques (contempory, jazz and street), and is suited to all students interested in any form of movement and dance. There will also be a focus on watching and reviewing dance performances in Melbourne.

The skills learnt can be applied to everyday fitness and coordination, to further training in dance and performance, and to a deeper appreciation of dance and the performing arts.

Are you suitable?

Consider this course if you are:

  • Interested in body awareness and conditioning
  • Curious, and creative
  • Comfortable trying new styles and techniques
  • Comfortable with performing
  • Thinking about a career in the performing arts
  • Prepared to expand your dance theory
  • Interested in dance, music and performance

For more information about the course download the Information Booklet.

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  • Sample competencies covered in Units 1 & 2 include:
    • Develop basic dance techniques
    • Follow basic dance practices
    • Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance performance
  • Sample competencies covered in Units 3 & 4 include:
    • Prepare for performances
    • Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances
    • Develop audition techniques

Swinburne Senior Secondary College

Australian Dance Council – Ausdance Vic Inc
RTO Number: 20949

Swinburne Senior Secondary College

Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.45pm – 5.45pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 4.00pm – 8.00pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

80 hours of work placement (over two years) is strongly recommended. Work placement opportunities may be offered as Industry Days by the RTO.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET Courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students may be eligible to receive recognition of up to four units of credit: two units at the Units 1 & 2 level, and two units at the Units 3 & 4 level.

ATAR: Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 & 4 sequence of VCE VET Dance must undertake scored assessment for the purposes of gaining a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
  • Community Dance Worker
  • Dance Teacher
  • Dance Therapist
  • Entertainer

Clothing Requirements: Students will need to wear comfortable dance clothes, leggings or track pants, leotards and/or t-shirt. Long hair should be tied back off the face, ponytail or bun and/or headband. Appropriate footwear for the dance style is compulsory for practical classes, i.e. “foot thongs” or “dance paws” for contemporary dance students, and jazz shoes for jazz dance students.

Other Requirements: In Units 1 & 2 students will be creating and following a fitness plan which will require them to do about an hour of exercise three times per week. It is expected that students will take additional dance classes outside of VET. If you are currently attending dance classes, you should expect to continue with those classes.

Students may be required to attend professional dance and/or theatre performances at their own cost for the completion of written tasks. Students will be required to maintain a level of physical fitness appropriate for beginner level dance and movement classes. More information will be provided at the commencement of the course.