Help your students discover their performance potential
ACPA’s 10192NAT Certificate II in Performing Arts course is designed for students ready to take their first step into the performing arts industry, improve their pathways into tertiary education, or prepare for future employment.
As well as being offered at ACPA in Brisbane, it can be delivered in other urban, regional and rural areas by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) or in conjunction with ACPA through a 3rd-party arrangement. Depending on the nature of the delivery required, the course can be offered over one or two years, and is also available for delivery through the VET-in-Schools program. Students completing this Certificate may also earn four points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
Delivered through nine compulsory core units of music, dance and acting, this foundation course teaches:
- listening, music theory and vocal/instrumental skills
- health and fitness, physical conditioning, nutrition, and health and safety
- stage presence, vocal development, and common theatre conventions
- public speaking and presentation skills
- the historical, social and cultural significance of drama and theatre
- traditional cultural dance, modern fusion, hip hop, contemporary and ballet
A nationally accredited professional qualification, Indigenous and non-Indigenous students are encouraged to participate.
For more information, please contact the Certificate II Program Coordinator Judith Barker on 07 3216 1490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10192NAT Certificate II in Performing Arts
This qualification is made up of nine core units as described in the Course Units section.
Total supervised hours: 265 hours
Total unsupervised hours: 350 hours which may comprise:
- participating in community rehearsals and performances
- rehearsing scripts, music, songs and dance routines
- researching performing artists, performance styles, background material for performances
- monitoring and recording fitness levels, diet and training program
- liaising with community and elders
- listening to music and watching films
Early exit points are not applicable.
A Statement of Attainment will be issued for any unit of competency completed if the full qualification is not completed.
Completion of the Certificate II qualification provides 4 of the 20 credits required for the Queensland Certificate of Education.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Nominal Hours|
|CUAACT301||Develop basic acting techniques||30|
|CUAMLT201||Develop and apply musical ideas and listening skills||25|
|CUADAN201||Develop basic dance techniques||20|
|CUADAN205||Perform basic contemporary dance technique||45|
|CUSMPF301A||Develop technical skills in performance||20|
|CUAPRF201||Prepare for performances||35|
|CUAMPF204||Play or sing music from simple written notation||30|
|CUAPRF305||Perform in ways that respect customary law, ethics and traditions||20|
|CUAWHS201||Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance performance||40|
This course is currently offered to students who have reached a minimum Year 9 level. Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) considerations are taken into account.
For any participants who wish to undertake the course outside the school environment, an LLN assessment process will be undertaken, aligned with the ACSF guidelines for this course level and criteria, to ensure additional support is provided if required.