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CUA30220

Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events

This course will give you an introduction to the art and craft of acting and performance, and related industry knowledge.

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NEXT INTAKE TAFE at School: South Bank Start date: 30 Jan 2023 Duration: 4 terms
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY TAFE at School
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
TAFE at School Full Fee
$3,540

Course overview

Get an introduction to the art and craft of acting and performance with this entry-level course. This qualification will prepare you for community theatre and further studies in the performing arts.

This course will provide you with a sound base from which to develop your performance interests or pursue further training in the arts. You will receive energetic, detailed and focused training in acting, body, and voice skills, and the opportunity to engage in a public performance project. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the business of starting an acting and performance career in Australia.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a performer in community theatre. You'll also have the foundation skills required to continue with further studies in acting and performance. 

What can I do?

  • Community Theatre Performer

Course outcome:

CUA30220 Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events

Practical learning environment

As an acting student at TAFE Queensland you'll study with industry experts in a distinctive and lively learning and training environment. Students will be part of a thriving educational and creative community that culminates in a public performance project at the end of your studies. 

Specialised training facilities

Acting students have access to a range of specialised facilities, allowing you to develop your craft and hone your skills in a professional environment. Our fully-equipped black box theatre and breakout and rehearsal rooms are all fitted out with lighting and AV equipment, ensuring a seamless transition from the classroom to the stage.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

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  • UNIT NAME

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  • BSBTWK301
    Use inclusive work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBTWK301
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and interact productively with diverse groups of individuals in the workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use inclusive work practices

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  • CUAIND311
    Work effectively in the creative arts industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAIND311
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the creative arts industry. It applies to any field of the arts industry and is relevant to people in a wide range of occupations, for example, dancers, musicians, actors, cabaret performers, street performers, entertainment administrators, reviewers, film makers and public artists.
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  • Work effectively in the creative arts industry

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  • CUAIND314
    Plan a career in the creative arts industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAIND314
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and evaluate career opportunities in the creative arts industry, including personal skills analysis and portfolio development.
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  • Plan a career in the creative arts industry

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  • CUAWHS312
    Apply work health and safety practices
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAWHS312
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply work health and safety (WHS) requirements, including implementing safe work practices, participating in risk assessment and control, and following emergency procedures in the creative industries.
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  • Apply work health and safety practices

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,540
Mt Gravatt
29 Jan 2024
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,540
South Bank
29 Jan 2024
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,540

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Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events (CUA30220)

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Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events

COURSE CODE: CUA30220
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

TAFE at School

Years 10-12 Senior Secondary School enrolments.

The program is tailored for those students who have some experience in drama and acting.

Resources required
  • Training attire / journal books
  • It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
  • You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.
Need to know

Attendance at all classes is a requirement to successfully complete this program.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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