Express your creative talent and start building your career. Get to know the industry better and bring your creative vision to life with our 10606NAT Diploma of Performing Arts.


ACPA’s diploma equips you with the technical ability and knowledge to accelerate your career from the start.

It develops your artistic style and creative thinking, setting a strong foundation for working with new people and opportunities as you journey through different jobs and life situations.

Over 15 units (six compulsory, nine Acting, Music and Dance electives) you’ll learn:

This diploma also teaches you about the commitment required for a professional career in your chosen genre and develops life skills that will serve you well in any career.

Indigenous and non-indigenous students can apply.




10606NAT Diploma of Performing Arts

This qualification is made up of six compulsory core units and a minimum of nine elective units as described in the Course Units section. While most participants select elective units from their particular genre specialisation (i.e. acting, music, dance), the course structure is designed to enable choice flexibility. For example, if you want to develop musical theatre skills, you may combine relevant elective units from dance, music and/or acting.

Total supervised hours: 630 – 1,005 hours comprising 280 core hours and the remainder in elective hours depending on specific selections.

Total unsupervised hours: 255 – 480 hours which may comprise individual or group warm up sessions, external performance activities, research, individual practice times for such things as vocal development, choreography, learning of performance parts or lines, character development, rehearsals, meetings, interviews or interactions with relevant personnel in the performing arts and related industries.

There are no pre-requisites for any of the units, nor are there any sequencing requirements; they may be completed in any order.

There are no specific exits points from this course to provide for vocational or educational outcomes.

A Statement of Attainment will be issued for any unit of competency completed, even if the full qualification is not completed.

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