Certificate II in Dance

Course code: CUA20113

(With selected units from CUA30113  Certificate III in Dance) 

Registered Training Organisation: Ausdance

RTO code: 20949

Delivered by Horsham College

Course Summary

The VET Dance programs aim to enhance employment prospects in the live performance and entertainment industry and enable participants to gain a recognised credential and make an informed choice of vocation or career path.


Contribution towards VCE: VM (replacing VCAL Intermediate and Senior Certificate)

It is mandated that students studying VCE: VM from 2023 must complete 180 hours of Certificate II or above.  This will contribute 2 VET credits towards a student’s program.

Contribution towards VPC (replacing Foundation VCAL)

Students studying VPC from 2023 can include a VET program, however it is not mandated.

Contribution towards VCE

Students will be eligible for up to 2 units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Unit 3 and 4 sequence.

ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution must undertake scored assessment. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student’s best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study

Scored Assessment Available


National Accreditation


Program Delivery

Program structure

Delivered over two years


Horsham College Dance Studio

Contact Hours

Wednesdays 9.30 am to 3.20 pm

Structured Workplace Learning

A minimum of 20 days work placement is recommended.

Employment and Study Pathways

Possible study pathways

There is a comprehensive range of certificate, advanced certificate, diploma, degree/bachelor, graduate certificate and graduate diploma course offerings from many and diverse providers around Australia.

Potential career paths

Performance in a variety of dance styles and at a range of levels, including:

  • Elite performance
  • Choreography
  • Community dance, theatre and events (performers and administrators)
  • Community cultural development and maintenance (performers and  managers/administrators)
  • Musical theatre (performers and cabaret performers/producers)
  • Dance teaching and management

Fees and Equipment


Appropriate loose, comfortable clothing for dance instruction

Materials Fee

To be paid for by DET for students attending public schools.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Study Units

Units may include:

Unit code

First Year


Work effectively with others


Develop basic dance techniques


Follow  basic safe dance practices


Perform  basic cultural dance technique


Perform basic street dance technique


Perform basic tap dance technique


Perform basic ballet dance technique


Perform basic jazz dance technique


Perform basic contemporary dance technique


Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance

Unit code

Second Year


Prepare self for performances


Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge


Develop audition techniques


Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances


Increase depth of jazz dance technique


Increase depth of contemporary dance technique

* Units may vary to meet the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) requirements and trends


RTO Contact

Horsham College
Lyndon Kuhne (03) 5381 7712   
Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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