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Courses

DIPLOMA OF DANCE - ELITE PERFORMANCE (CUA50113)
Levels 5 & 6 (2 year course)

ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF DANCE - ELITE PERFORMANCE (CUA60113)
Level 7 (1 year course)

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLASSICAL BALLET (10296NAT)
Level 8 (1 year course)

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ELITE DANCE INSTRUCTION (TEACHER'S COURSE) (10328NAT)
(2 years full-time, part-time education may be available)

The Australian Ballet School

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET)
NATIONAL VET REGULATOR (NVR) REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATION (RTO)

As a NVR RTO, The Australian Ballet School is formally approved to deliver, assess and issue qualifications for nationally recognised training. Registration requires an organisation to operate in accordance with nationally agreed standards. Registration of NVR RTOs is regulated through the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Registration standards are endorsed by the Ministerial Council of the Department of Education and Training. Vocational Education and Training (VET) refers to education and training that focuses on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries. Training in the dance industry is focused on assisting aspiring performers to develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to meet the profession’s high standards. The Australian Ballet School’s curriculum sets the requirements, against which training and assessment take place. Students must demonstrate that they are able to achieve the technical and creative mastery as outlined in the curriculum.

As a NVR RTO (provider code3132 and CRICOS code 00253A), The Australian Ballet School offers nationally recognised courses from Level 5. The Diploma of Dance - Elite Performance (CUA50113, CRICOS 089445B) that students study in Levels 5 and 6 is a two year course. In Level 7 students study for the Advanced Diploma of Dance - Elite Performance (CUA60113, CRICOS 089444C), developing skills for transition into the dance industry through performance and career management. The Graduate Year students study for the Graduate Diploma of Classical Ballet (10296NAT, CRICOS 076750M) where the focus is on preparing students at virtuoso level for the transition into the dance profession. Students refine and analyse their dance training with greater emphasis on professional performance and career management.

The School’s teacher training course began in 2007 and underwent successful reaccreditation and upgrade to a Graduate Diploma of Elite Dance Instruction (10328NAT). The course is available to professional dancers wishing to undertake teacher training and provides graduates with a comprehensive knowledge and a strong focus on the methodology of vocational dance training, based on an eight level system derived from the Vaganova method. The course structure also provides the opportunity to enhance existing technical expertise through the application of pedagogical skills appropriate to this high level of professional dance training. The course is only open to a small number of participants at any one time in order to provide a highly individualised programme. In 2009 the Vocational Graduate Certificate in Elite Ballet Instruction was modified to the Vocational Graduate Certificate in Elite Dance Instruction and in December 2012, this course was replaced by the upgraded and accredited Graduate Diploma of Elite Dance Instruction.

CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
The following units are available through http://training.gov.au website and are delivered across Levels 5&6
Core units of competency
CUADAN501 Refine ballet technique
CUADAN502 Refine ballet performance skills
CUADAN505 Refine contemporary dance technique
CUADAN507 Refine dance partnering technique
CUAPRF501 Refine performance techniques
CUAPRF503 Prepare for performances in a competitive environment
CUAWHS403 Incorporate anatomy and nutrition principles into skill development
CUAWHS501 Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
CUVPRP502A Prepare for sustainable professional practice
Elective units
CUACHR501 Create and perform complex dance pieces
CUADAN503 Perform repertoire for corps de ballet
CUADAN504 Perform ballet solo variations
CUADAN506 Refine cultural dance technique
CUADAN508 Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance techniques
CUAMUP501 Apply theatrical make-up and hairstyles
CUADLT402 Explore the relationship between music and dance
CUACHR403 Develop choreography skills
Electives -Gender Specific
CUADAN509 Refine pointe work techniques (F)
CUAWHS402 Participate in gym and weight training for performances (M)

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CUA60113 Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
The following units are available through http://training.gov.au website and are delivered in Level 7
Core units of competency
CUADAN601 Perform dance repertoire at a professional level
CUADAN603 Extend ballet technique to a professional level
CUADAN604 Extend ballet performance skills to a professional level
CUADAN607 Extend contemporary dance technique to a professional level
CUADAN608 Extend contemporary dance performance skills to a professional level
CUAWHS602 Develop techniques for maintaining resilience in a competitive environment
CUVPRP502A Prepare for sustainable professional practice
Elective units
CUADAN602 Perform advanced classical ballet technique
CUADAN605 Perform pas de deux at a professional level
CUADAN610 Extend allied contemporary dance techniques at a professional level
CUADAN508 Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance technique
CUADAN611 Perform virtuoso contemporary dance technique
CUADAN609 Extend cultural dance performance skills to a professional level
CUAIND601 Work professionally in the creative arts industry
CUAMUP501 Apply theatrical make-up and hairstyles
CUAWHS501 Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
CUAPRF503 Refine performance techniques
Gender Specific Electives
CUADAN606 Extend pointe work techniques to a professional level (F)
CUAWHS601 Apply advanced gym and weight training to ballet (M)

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLASSICAL BALLET (10296NAT)
The following units are accredited and copyright owned by The Australian Ballet School - delivered in Level 8
Core units of competency
Demonstrate virtuoso classical ballet technique
Demonstrate and perform virtuoso solo variations
Perform virtuoso pas de deux
Perform virtuoso repertoire
Demonstrate virtuoso contemporary dance technique
Demonstrate virtuoso pointe work techniques (females)
Apply extended gym/weight techniques to virtuoso ballet training (males)
Apply psychological techniques to virtuoso performance
Apply nutrition principles to the requirements of a professional dancer
Work professionally in the creative arts industry
Maintain a high level of fintness for performance

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ELITE DANCE INSTRUCTION - TEACHER'S COURSE (10328NAT)
The following units are accredited and copyright owned by The Australian Ballet School - delivered as part of the Teacher Training Course
Core units of competency
Plan, deliver and assess dance at an elite level
Design and implement an individual professional development plan in dance teaching
Foster the health and wellbeing of elite dancers
Provide coaching to elite dance students
Make judgements based on auditions
Select and apply music for dance exercises
Monitor a safe workplace

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