Certificate II in Dance CUA20113


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Course Objective

VCE VET Dance is a pre-vocational course, and will prepare you to audition for further (tertiary) training as dancer, dance teacher or choreographer. The course will give you a taste of what the industry is like so you can work out if you want to pursue dance as a career. If you successfully complete this course you will receive a Certificate II in Dance CUA20113. VET Dance is available as a VCE subject OR as part of a VCAL program.

VCE VET Dance Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites to enrol in this course, but previous experience in dance will be an advantage. Students may commence VCE VET Dance in year 10 or 11.

What makes our program unique

We have a long history of providing high quality technique training and partnering with industry leaders to provide students with Masterclasses and other opportunities as they progress through their dance training. We are very proud to partner with Ausdance in the delivery of this exciting program which will be a great boost to the students as they train dance through Year 10, 11 and 12 in school. Not only will this program provide the students who are already training in dance with real industry knowledge, it can be used to obtain qualification and count towards their ATAR.

Our students study multiple dance styles and thus we are able offer the full range of dance electives in VCE VET Dance. Whether your strengths are in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hiphop (Street), Contemporary or Cultural Dance (Character), you can select a combination that works best for you.

VCE VET DANCE ATAR Score Contribution

- 2 solos (one in each dance style) contribute 50% to your ATAR score for VCE VET Dance
- School-assessed coursework contributes the other 50% of your ATAR score for VCE VET Dance

For more details, see the VCE VET Dance page on the VCAA website

Course Structure

The Certificate II in Dance CUA20113 VCE VET Dance course is delivered over two years part-time. Students should complete Units 1 & 2 (year 1) before enrolling in Units 3 & 4 (year 2).

Year One

Units 1 & 2 Core units
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
CUADAN201 Develop basic dance techniques
CUAWHS101 Follow safe dance practices
CUAWHS201 Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance performance

Units 1 & 2 Dance Electives:
CUADAN203 Perform basic jazz dance technique
CUADAN205 Perform basic contemporary dance technique
CUADAN206 Perform basic ballet dance technique
CUADAN207 Perform basic tap technique
CUADAN208 Perform basic street dance technique
CUADAN209 Perform basic cultural dance technique

Year Two

Units 3 & 4 Core & Compulsory Units: Year 2
CUADAN202 Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances
CUAPRF201 Prepare self for performances
CUAIND201 Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPRF304 Develop audition techniques

Units 3 & 4 Dance Electives:
CUADAN305 Increase depth of jazz dance technique
CUADAN306 Increase depth of ballet dance technique
CUADAN307 Increase depth of cultural dance technique
CUADAN308 Increase depth of contemporary dance technique
CUADAN309 Increase depth of street dance technique
CUADAN311 Increase depth of tap technique

VCE VET Dance Study Hours

The nominal hours for VCE VET Dance depend on which elective units/dance styles you choose, and range from 320 to 400 hours over the two years of the course.

Year 1 2020 Course Dates (Units 1 & 2)

As this is a new offering from the Academy of Dance, we are working out a timetable as we partner with Ausdance in the delivery of this course. We are likely to be running it on Sundays, once a month for 4 hours. In the meantime, please register interest by emailing us

We are only offering Year 1 in 2020


Midyear concert (Date TBA) National Theatre, St Kilda
End of year Performance (9 December), Alexander Theatre, Monash


VCE VET Dance at the Academy of Dance is delivered by Lisa Woolley, BA Education (Drama and Dance), CPA (Certificate in Performance)

Registered Training Organisation

The Certificate II in Dance CUA20113 VCE VET Dance course is provided though our partnership with Ausdance Victoria, a Registered Training Organisation. For more information about the course, please contact:

Kate Kaleb
RTO and Education Coordinator
Ausdance Vic (RTO 20949)
03 9689 2055

VCE VET Dance Fees

As this is a new offering from the Academy of Dance, we are working out a cost structure to partner with Ausdance in the delivery of this course. More information will be provided before the course commences in 2020.