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ELISABETH MURDOCH COLLEGE RTO 21004

Overview

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. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry.

The aim of the VET in Schools Dance programs are to provide students with a broad range of skills and knowledge to pursue a career for further training in the live performance industry.

Course Code and Course Title

CUA20120 Certificate II in Dance with selected units from CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance

  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Times: Wednesday 1.30pm – 4.30pm (first year students) and Wednesday 1.30pm - 5.30pm (second year students)

Special Requirements

Students are required to wear appropriate clothing for dance.

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 for all dance students. To overcome this situation at Elisabeth Murdoch College we provide students with exposure to a work environment  through organized industry visits, for example live performances and dance companies and through involvement in performances; eg eisteddfods and school productions.

Units of Competency

CORE UNITS – 1ST YEAR

BSBTWK201

Work effectively with others

 

CUAWHS111

Follow safe dance practices

 

CUAWHS211

Develop a basic level of physical fitness for dance performance

 

CUADAN211

Develop basic dance techniques

 

CUAPRF211

Prepare for live performances

 

CORE UNITS - 2nd YEAR

CUAPRF317

Develop performance techniques

 

CUADAN212

Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances

 

CUAIND211

Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

 

CUAPRF314

Develop audition techniques

 

CUAPRF211

Prepare for live performances

 

ELECTIVE UNITS – 1ST YEAR

CUADAN213

Perform basic jazz dance techniques

 

CUADAN215

Perform basic contemporary dance techniques

 

CUADAN220

Perform basic lyrical dance techniques

 

ELECTIVE UNITS – 2nd YEAR

CUADAN315

Increase depth of jazz dance techniques

 

CUADAN318

Increase depth of contemporary dance techniques

 

CUADAN322

Increase depth of lyrical dance techniques

 

It is possible to select other style electives by negotiation with the trainer and this will be addressed on an individual basis.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program students 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 study score which contributes directly towards their ATAR. Scored assessment is available for CUA20120 Certificate II in Dance with selected units of competency from the CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance.  Scored assessment is based on the units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Dance program.

Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Dance must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 50% of the overall study score and a performance examination, worth 50% of the overall study score.

Further information: https://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/studentguides/getvet/Pages/VCEVETPrograms.aspx

The following link is to the VET Elisabeth Murdoch College Student Information Handbook

The Student Information Handbook provides information on:

  • Complaints and Appeals
  • O H & S
  • Access to Student Records
  • Student Support Services
  • Student Safety
  • Plagiarism, collusion & cheating
  • Training and Assessment Process
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
  • Equity and Privacy

Dance Get VET Video Link

See VCE and VCAL students across Victoria exploring their passion through VET, developing workplace skills and knowledge and creating flexible pathways towards future education and employment.

Pathway

TAFE Pathways

  • Certificate III in Dance
  • Certificate IV in Dance and Performance
  • Certificate IV in Dance – Teaching and Management
  • Certificate IV in Dance - Classical Ballet
  • Diploma of Dance – Teaching and Management
  • Diploma of Dance - Classical Ballet and Contemporary
  • Diploma of Arts – Classical Dance
  • Diploma of Dance and Performance

University Pathways

  • Bachelor of Arts (Dance)
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) (Dance)

General Career Pathways

  • Choreographer
  • Choreologist
  • Community Dance Worker
  • Dancer
  • Dance Critic
  • Dance Teacher
  • Dance Therapist
  • Dance Writer

More information on pathways in this field can be found on: