VCE VET Dance covers the fundamentals of dance training and prepares you for a career in dance with industry-relevant skill and valuable experience. This course is delivered as part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools (VDSS) Program. VCE VET Dance is a pre-vocational course and will prepare you to audition for Pre-professional / Tertiary training as dancer, dance teacher or choreographer.

The course will give you a taste of what the industry is like to help you work out if you want to pursue dance as a career. If you successfully complete this course you will receive a Certificate II in Dance CUA20113 accreditation. VCE VET Dance is available as a VCE subject OR as part of a VCAL program.

The VCE VET Dance program can be completed over two years and commence in either year 10 or year 11. Units will be delivered and assessed in a sequence planned and determined by the school trainer and assessor. A variety of assessment methods are used such as class and performance observations and written tasks. First year is the equivalent of 2 units of Year 11 VCE and second year is the equivalent of 2 units of Year 12 VCE. VET Dance can count as part of your top scores for your ATAR.


Year One (Units 1 & 2)

Enrolment in CUA20120 Certificate II in Dance. Students who complete Year 1 receive a Statement of Attainment.

Units of Competency

  • CUADAN211 Develop basic dance techniques
  • CUAPRF211 Prepare for live performances
  • CUAWHS111 Follow safe dance practices
  • CUAWHS211 Develop a basic level of physical fitness for dance performance
  • BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others (Elective)

Electives (choose two dance styles)

  • CUADAN213 Perform basic jazz dance techniques
  • CUADAN215 Perform basic contemporary dance techniques
  • CUADAN216 Perform basic ballet techniques
  • CUADAN220 Perform basic lyrical dance techniques


Year Two (Units 3 & 4)

Enrolment in CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance. Students who complete Year 2 receive the Certificate II in Dance and a Statement of Attainment containing select units from the Certificate III in Dance.

Units of Competency

  • CUADAN212 Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances
  • CUAIND211 Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
  • CUAPRF314 Develop audition techniques
  • CUAPRF317 Develop performance techniques

Electives (choose two dance styles)

  • CUADAN315 Increase depth of jazz dance techniques
  • CUADAN316 Increase depth of ballet dance techniques
  • CUADAN318 Increase depth of contemporary dance techniques
  • CUADAN322 Increase depth of lyrical dance technique

Successful completion of the Certificate II in Dance CUA20120 may offer a pathway to further training in the following courses:

  • CUASS00111 Assistant Dance Teaching Skill Set
  • CUASS00071 Dance Teaching Skill Set
  • CUA40320 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management
  • CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)
  • CUA50220 Diploma of Musical Theatre
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)


Course Code: CUA20120 & CUA30120

Duration: Two years

Study Mode: In person delivery @ JOKSOD

Start Date: Early 2024


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