Certificate II in Dance



This qualification is a preparatory qualification that allows students s to develop basic technical skills and knowledge to prepare for work in the live performance industry.


Entry requirements: Nil



A total of ten units is required: seven core units and three elective units, of which at least one must be from Group A. Of the remaining units:

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.


Core units

BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others

CUADAN201 Develop basic dance techniques

CUADAN202 Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances

CUAIND201 Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

CUAPRF201 Prepare for performances

CUAWHS101 Follow safe dance practices

CUAWHS201 Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance performance

Elective units

Group A

CUAATS101 Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity

CUADAN203 Perform basic jazz dance technique

CUADAN204 Perform basic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance technique

CUADAN205 Perform basic contemporary dance technique

CUADAN206 Perform basic ballet technique

CUADAN207 Perform basic tap technique

CUADAN208 Perform basic street dance technique

CUADAN209 Perform basic cultural dance technique

CUARES202 Source and use information relevant to own arts practice

Group B

BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity

BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBWOR201 Manage personal stress in the workplace

CUALGT201 Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge

CUAMLT201 Develop and apply musical ideas and listening skills

CUASCE201 Develop basic scenic art skills

CUASOU201 Develop basic audio skills and knowledge

CUASTA201 Develop basic staging skills

CUASTA202 Assist with bump in and bump out of shows

CUAVSS201 Develop basic vision system skills

HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support