VET Studies
VET Studies
Bright Classroom


Australian College of Dramatic Arts RTO 3139


VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. The aim of the course is to provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes for training in acting for film and television. The course has been written to create career opportunities for peripheral creative industries. This course is a unique mixture of hands on learning against theory delivered in a different learning environment to VCE. The course structure dictates practical filming lessons alternating against theory lessons.

Course Code and Title

  • 22576VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen) 


  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Times: Wednesday 1.00 – 4.00pm first year 4.15 - 7.15pm second year

Special Requirements

Material requirements: A4 Binder Notebooks, pens and highlighters. Students are issued with a memory card and a memory card reader with software. This is designed so students can view their progress and undertake self-critique. The card is returned at the end of the course. The software is to be installed on a PC, with MAC computers having the ability to play the footage automatically through iMovie or Quicktime. Students are required to bring the memory card to every filming.

Structured Workplace Learning

It is planned to provide students with exposure to the Industry through organised visits to set and excursions and incursions with industry guest speakers.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program student are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level and a 3 and 4 sequence.  Students who successfully complete the unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR.  VTAC may award students who receive a units 3-4 sequence through block credit recognition, 10% of their fourth subject.

Further information on increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

Units of Competency


The course focuses on an overview of the film and TV industry, governing bodies, film and TV careers and skills, types of auditions, audition preparation, script knowledge and development and skills and abilities for acting in front of camera.


Unit of Competency Name

BSBXTW301 Work in a team
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
CUAIND201 Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAMPF302 Prepare for performances
VU23078 Prepare and present self for auditions
VU23079 Develop script knowledge and performance skills
VU23080 Develop acting techniques


The focus is on rehearsing and performing scripts, performance in front of camera, screen tests, rehearsing, filming scenes and styles, protocols and knowledge of the film and TV industry and camera technique. Students elect one unit to explore from: make up design, audition and select performers, directing, presenting and media & screen expertise.



Unit of Competency Name

BSBTWK301 Use inclusive work practices
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services
FNSCUS401 Participate in negotiations
VU23081 Expand skills for auditions
VU23082 Expand script knowledge and performance skills
VU23083 Extend acting techniques
VU23084 Write the script



  • Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts
  • Diploma Theatre Technology
  • Advanced Diploma Stage Craft


Degrees in:

  • Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film and Television