The Certificate III course in Dance is a two year program that allows participants to demonstrate foundational skills and knowledge for routine activities expected for dance and live performance contexts. This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as entry level dancers in the live performance industry and may also focus on job roles related to ensemble dancers.
The course will enhance the individual's technique across a variety of styles including Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Hip Hop and allow students to explore choreographic s kills and overall confidence in the dance industry. Students will develop audition techniques and be required to work effectively with others while preparing and performing routines for live performance. Units can allow students QCE points towards their year 12 Certificate.
Students must demonstrate a high level of dance technique and commitment to the industry. To be able to participate in this course students must complete an audition or provide another form of evidence which demonstrates their competence in at least one dance style equivalent to Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 2 or above (eg: Certificate II in Dance).
There are 13 units of competency within this qualification, 5 core units and 8 elective units.
Possible units of competency are:
CUACHR311 Develop basic dance composition skills
CUADAN331 Integrate rhythm into movement activities
CUAIND311 Work effectively in the creative arts industry
CUAPRF317 Develop performance techniques
CUAWHS311 Condition body for dance performance
Elective units may include
CUADAN315 Increase depth of jazz dance techniques
CUADAN318 Increase depth of contemporary dance techniques
CUADAN319 Increase depth of street dance techniques
CUADLT311 Develop basic dance analysis skills
CUAMWB402 Manage feedback on creative practice
CUAPRF314 Develop audition techniques
CUAPRF316 Develop basic musical theatre techniques
BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others
CUACHR412 Create short dance pieces
CUACOS304 Develop and apply knowledge of costume
CUAMUP311 Prepare personal appearance for performances
Certificate III students are assessed in a performance setting within live dance performances, and are required to feature routines within Arts Showcase. Assessment tools comprise of theory booklets and performance observations and may also include case studies and a seminar presentation.
This qualification is designed to develop skills and prepare participants as entry level dancers in the live performance industry. Students may use this qualification as background knowledge to enter further qualifications in Dance or Live Performance.