CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance

DURATION & DELIVERY

40 Weeks, Flexible Delivery

TYPE

Certificate II

PREREQUISITE

Age: 14+ years

FEES

$1700 AUD

About the course: 

The CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance Qualification is a preparatory qualification focusing on dance foundations that is ideal for learners who want to develop their technical and performance skills to begin the process of establishing a career in the dance industry. It provides students with the opportunity to participate in a variety of dance routines and genres, and can lead to further education, training and careers in the performing arts industry. 

The course is offered through flexible delivery and includes the equivalent of one (1) full day per week of face-to-face learning for 40 weeks. Learning will consist of dance classes, individual practice and online learning. 

What you will achieve: 

To be awarded the CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance you will need to successfully complete 10 Units of Competency, 7 of them core and 3 being electives. Upon successful completion of all requirements for this qualification graduates will be awarded CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance.  Participants exiting prior to completion of all requirements will be awarded a Statement of Attainment from this qualification for those units successfully completed at the time of exit. 

BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work cooperatively with others and deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict. It applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks using a limited range of practical skills, and a fundamental knowledge of teamwork in a defined context under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

CUADAN201 Develop basic dance techniques
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop basic dance techniques for Jazz and Ballet. Dancers at the beginning of their career apply the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit. They would normally perform as members of a group or ensemble and could be developing their technique and performance skills.

CUADAN202 Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances under the supervision of experienced dancers and dance teachers. This unit applies to persons with some practical experience dancing with a partner or as members of a group in any dance style or genre. Performances would usually be for small audiences. Students will be assessed on their ability to incorporate artistic expression into a Neoclassical Ballet routine.

CUAIND201 Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and apply basic creative arts industry knowledge to industry practices, including industry structures and operations, employment obligations and opportunities, the impact of new technology, and identification of industry laws and regulations. It applies to individuals who perform a range of mainly routine tasks under direct supervision and are required to apply basic creative arts industry knowledge. Students will be assessed on their skills and knowledge relating to the Australian Dance Industry.

CUAPRF201 Prepare for performances
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare to perform at a basic level before audiences in contexts as varied as small and large entertainment venues, street festivals, corporate functions and community events. People who want to pursue a career as performers in the entertainment, theatre and events industries apply the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit. The development of these skills is usually carried out in private practice, rehearsal and performance settings and under supervision and guidance. Students will be assessed on a Tap or Musical Theatre routine.

CUAWHS101 Follow safe dance practices
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to build a safe and healthy career in the live performance industry. At this level individuals are learning about and applying safe dance practice in classes, rehearsals and performances under the supervision of experienced dancers and dance teachers. Students will be assessed on their safe dance practices including lifts, jumps and turns for Jazz or Ballet routines.

CUAWHS201 Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance performance
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by dancers and dance students to plan and implement a basic fitness regime. Training to build strength, flexibility and stamina is a vital aspect of a dancer’s daily routine. At this level, exercises are usually undertaken with supervision and guidance in dance or fitness studios, or gyms.

CUAMLT201 Develop and apply musical ideas and listening skills
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop music knowledge by listening and responding to music. It applies to individuals entering the music industry who need to recognise music components when listening so that they can engage with, reflect on and make informed judgements about music. This work is done under close supervision and guidance.

CUADLT301 Develop basic dance analysis skills
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse dance movements and to use the terminology of dance analysis as a tool in refining dance technique and performance.

CUADAN206 Perform basic ballet technique
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to review ballet as an art form and to perform basic ballet techniques for small audiences. At this level basic ballet techniques are applied under the supervision of experienced dancers and dance teachers.

In some cases, students may be able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), if they have previously achieved the learning outcomes for an accredited unit of Nationally Accredited Training.  The availability of RPL will depend on the student’s experience, qualifications and evidence as well as relevant training packaging guidelines.  

The CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance complements a student’s Secondary School studies with awarded Certificate II qualifications contributing to credit point towards the student’s QCE. For further information about QCE points, please refer to the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s guidelines at www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/3173.html 

CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance $1700
 
Payment Options: 
Initial $300 deposit payable on enrolment and payment of the balance;
a) $700 due on first day of the course with the remaining $700 due in Week 5
b) Can be paid off over 6 monthly instalments. Please contact us to discuss our flexible payment options. Please note that this attracts a 10% administration fee.

CUA30313 Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching

DURATION & DELIVERY

80 Weeks, Flexible Delivery

TYPE

Certificate III

PREREQUISITE

Age: 16+ years

FEES

$3000 AUD

About the course: 

The Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching provides students with an introducing to dance teaching of various genres within the performing arts industry. This course is conducted one day a week so students can complete this while still at school. It is designed for High School students who are keen to develop their skills and knowledge in the performing arts sector, specifically for teaching dance. For those keen to progress towards becoming a lead dance teacher within the dance industry, this course provides a sound basis while at the same time enabling them to gain points towards their High School Certificate.

Learning will consist of dance classes, individual practice and online learning. 

What you will achieve: 

To be awarded the Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching you will need to successfully complete 12 Units of Competency, 8 of them core and 4 being electives. Upon successful completion of all requirements for this qualification graduates will be awarded Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching.  Participants exiting prior to completion of all requirements will be awarded a Statement of Attainment from this qualification for those units successfully completed at the time of exit. 

BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work cooperatively with others and deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict. It applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks using a limited range of practical skills, and a fundamental knowledge of teamwork in a defined context under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes. It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment. The unit applies to workers in a range of community service contexts.

CUADLT301 Develop basic dance analysis skills
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse dance movements and to use the terminology of dance analysis as a tool in refining dance technique and performance. This unit applies to dancers with basic skills in any dance style who are pursuing a career in dance. At this level, dance analysis skills are mainly used as a way of discussing, evaluating and refining individual and group dance techniques and performances. Work is normally supervised, though some autonomy and judgement can be expected in the process of reaching conclusions about dance performances being analysed.

CUADTM301 Assist with dance teaching
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and assist with teaching dance classes. Assistant dance teachers, or senior students with several years of dance experience, apply the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit. They would usually be teaching basic dance techniques to younger or newer students.
Classes would usually be conducted in dance studios or in venues such as community halls, where flooring is appropriate for the safe teaching of dance. At this level, they operate under the guidance and supervision of senior dance teachers, but a certain amount of autonomy is expected when they are teaching classes.

CUAWHS403 Incorporate anatomy and nutrition principles into skill development
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply an understanding of the connection between safe dance practice, and nutrition principles and human body structure. Dancers and other performers apply the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit in daily training sessions to avoid injury or to adjust their approach to physical conditioning. This unit also applies to dance teachers who impart this knowledge to learners to facilitate informed discussion about safe dance practice. At this level people take responsibility for their own outputs and activity is usually self-directed, though some guidance from teachers or mentors could be expected.

SISCCRO302A Apply legal and ethical instructional skills
This unit applies to those instructing or coordinating sessions for a range of activities such as swimming, recreational dance and self-defence in a range of facilities such as leisure centres, swimming pools and community recreation facilities.

CUAMLT201 Develop and apply musical ideas and listening skills
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop music knowledge by listening and responding to music. It applies to individuals entering the music industry who need to recognise music components when listening so that they can engage with, reflect on and make informed judgements about music. This work is done under close supervision and guidance.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

CUASTA301 Assist with production operations for live performances
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with a broad range of tasks associated with technical and staging aspects of live performances. Individuals undertaking this role would be required to use some discretion and judgement and operate within an established framework of plans and procedures. They would be supervised by personnel experienced in lighting, sound, staging and vision systems.

TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment
This unit typically applies to a person with technical or vocational expertise who is in a supervisory or mentoring/coaching work role and for whom collecting evidence for assessment is an adjunct to principal work responsibilities.
This unit is performed under the following conditions:
– the necessary assessment tools and assessment resources to guide the evidence collection process have been provided
– any adjustments to tools are determined by the qualified assessor (as defined by the Australian Quality Training Framework and the assessor requirements of the relevant training package), who provides guidance and supervision.

CUADAN304 Develop dance improvisation skills
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop dance improvisation techniques using both music and non-music stimuli. Dancers could be performing improvisation sequences in classes, auditions, rehearsals or live performances. At this level, improvisations would be simple in nature and could be in a variety of dance styles, such as tap, jazz, contemporary, street and cultural forms of dance. Work is usually undertaken under supervision, though some autonomy and judgement can be expected.

In some cases, students may be able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), if they have previously achieved the learning outcomes for an accredited unit of Nationally Accredited Training.  The availability of RPL will depend on the student’s experience, qualifications and evidence as well as relevant training packaging guidelines.  

The Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching complements a student’s Secondary School studies with awarded Certificate III qualifications contributing to credit point towards the student’s QCE. For further information about QCE points, please refer to the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s guidelines at www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/3173.html