Certificate III in Acting (Screen)

Course code: 22307VIC

The Certificate III in Acting (Screen) has been designed for students with a strong interest in pursuing acting or related jobs. The course will provide the skills and knowledge needed for a broad range of acting tasks relating to the Film and Television industry. Please note, this is a full two year course and mid-year intakes cannot be offered.

Watch the video below to see what it’s like to study Acting at ACDA.

Are you Suitable?

Consider this course if you:

  • Are comfortable with performing in front of and with others
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Are comfortable trying new drama styles and techniques
  • Are comfortable working in front of a camera

For more information about the course, download the Information Booklet.

  • Sample competencies covered in the first year include:
    • Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
    • Prepare for performances
    • Develop acting techniques
  • Sample competencies covered in the second year include:
    • Expand skills for auditions
    • Expand script knowledge and performance skills
    • Extend acting techniques

Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College

CBC St Kilda

Australian College of the Dramatic Arts
RTO Number: 3139

Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College
Year 1 | Wednesdays | 5.15pm – 8.15pm
Year 2 | Wednesdays | 5.15pm – 8.15pm

CBC St Kilda
Year 1 | Wednesdays | 1.00pm – 4.00pm (TBC)

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.

Work placement is not required.

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 school 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 secondary 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: Certificate III qualifications provide credit at VCE Units 1 to 4 level. Each completed 90 nominal hours of training provides one VCE unit of credit. Credit accrues in the following sequence: Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 3 and 4 up to a maximum of six VCE units.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence may be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest result of your primary four scaled studies). Please note the student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

  • Actor
  • Technical Crew Member
  • Lighting and Sound Technician
  • Stage Manager
  • Writer
  • Make-up Artist
  • Drama Teacher
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Casting Consultant
  • Agent

It is recommended that participants have literacy and numeracy competencies equivalent to Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3, which include: Comprehending and/or producing structurally simple and cohesive texts which are typically short and explicit; and identifying, using, checking on and communicating straightforward mathematical procedures and representations in familiar and predictable contexts.