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Assistant dance teaching

Public Schools NSW, Ultimo Registered Training Organisation 90072

This may change due to Training Package and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) updates.
Notification of variations will be made in due time.

Course: Assistant Dance Teaching
5Preliminary and HSC units in total           
Board Endorsed Course                                                   
Does not contribute to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

This Board Endorsed course is accredited for the HSC and provides students with the opportunity to obtain a nationally recognised vocational training. This is known as dual accreditation.    

CUA30313 Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching

Based on CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package Version 4.1 (CUA v4.1)


Units of Competency


BSBWHS201      Contribute to health and safety of self and others

CHCECE006      Support behaviour of children and young people

CUADLT301       Develop basic dance analysis skills

CUADTM301      Assist with dance teaching

CUAWHS403      Incorporate anatomy and nutrition principles into     skill development

CUSMLT201       Develop and apply musical ideas and listening skills

HLTAID003         Provide first aid

SISCCRO302A   Apply legal and ethical instructional skills



CUADTM411   Teach basic dance technique

SISFFIT309A   Plan and deliver group exercise sessions

CUACHR301   Develop basic dance composition skills

CUAIND304    Plan a career in the creative arts industry

Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and /or Credit Transfer provided suitable evidence is submitted.

Recommended Entry Requirements

Students selecting this course should be interested in and have some prior experience in Dance. They should be able to participate in dance teaching and demonstration of dance skills to younger students. There will be out of class homework, research activities and assignments.

Mandatory HSC Course Requirements

Student must complete 300 hours of course work and 70 hours of work placement.

There is no Higher School Certificate (HSC) examination for the Assistant Dance Teaching course.

Competency-Based Assessment

Students in this course work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each unit of competency listed above.  To be assessed as competent a student must demonstrate to a qualified assessor the competency requirements for performance and knowledge of the units/s of competency.

Appeals and Complaints

Students may lodge a complaint or an appeal about a decision (including assessment decisions) through the VET teacher.

Course Costs:  Resources $ 120.00

Refund Arrangements on a pro-rata basis                        Please see your VET teacher to enquire about financial assistance

A school-based traineeship may be available in this course, for more information: http://www.sbatinnsw.info/

Exclusions - VET course exclusions can be checked on the  NESA  website at http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/stage-6-learning-areas/vet/course-exclusions