Certificate II in Dance (CUA20111)

The Dance program involves accredited training which aims to provide students with technical and performance skills as well as the knowledge to establishing a career within the entertainment industry. The program involves group and solo performances.

It enables students to develop the knowledge and skills to participate in a variety of dance routines and leads to further education and training in the performing arts industry. Units 1 and 2 include developing basic levels of physical condition for dance performance and basic dance techniques, sourcing information on the history and theory of dance and applying it to students own area of work. Units 3 and 4 involves students sourcing and applying entertainment industry knowledge, preparing for a dance performance, refining basic dance techniques, applying basic dance techniques for performances.


Australian Dance Council

Day | Time | Venue

Sandringham College (7- 10 Campus) – Bluff Road, Highett

First year (Wednesday 2pm – 5pm).
Second year (Wednesday 1pm – 4pm)

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College – 111 Jasper Road, Bentleigh

During normal school timetable


2 years.

Work Placement

Students will gain industry exposure through industry tours and guest speaker opportunities.

Selection Criteria

Recommended that students have prior dance experience.
Student suitability decided by home school/ referral by home school to program.

Students may be required to audition and provide details or documentation of current or previous training. The Trainer will contact students to organise this process

Sample Program Outline

  • Source and apply industry knowledge
  • Apply basic First Aid
  • Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance performance.
  • Develop basic dance techniques
  • Source information on history and theory and apply it to own area of work
  • Prepare self for a dance performance
  • Refine basic dance techniques
  • Apply basic dance techniques for performances


Students will be expected to have dance clothes including appropriate footwear selected for selected dance styles. Basic stationary is required for written components.


VCAL counts towards Industry Related Skills strand.
VCE – eligible for VCE VET units 1-4 and a study score contributing to the ATAR.

Future Employment Opportunities

Dancer, Performer, and Choreographer.

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