VET Studies
VET Studies
Bright Classroom


RTO Australian College of Dramatic Arts No: 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

  • 22307VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen) 


  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Times: Wednesday 1.30 – 4.30pm first year 4.30 - 7.30 second year

Special Requirements

Material requirements: 3 x 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

The VCAA has determined that work placement is an appropriate and valuable component of all VET programs. It provides the context for:

  • Enhancement of skills development
  • Practical application of industry knowledge
  • Assessment of units of competence, as determined by the RTO

It is often difficult to find suitable work placements in this industry. To overcome this situation the course is planned to provide students with exposure to a work environment through organised industry visits, industry speakers and performers and through involvement in performances such as school productions.

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 year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four.

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

CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts knowledge
CUECOR02B Work with others
BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development
CUSOH301A Participate in OHS process
CUSMPF302A Prepare self for performance
ICPMM263 Access and use the internet
VU20184 Prepare and present self for auditions
VU20185 Develop script knowledge and performance skills
VU20186 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

CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis
BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
CUSGEN04B Participate in negotiations
VU20180 Expand skills for auditions
VU201841 Expand script knowledge and performance skills
VU20182 Extend acting techniques
VU20183 Write the script

And one unit from a bank of electives



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


Degrees in:

  • Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film and Television