Kick-start your community stage career or go behind the scenes with this highly practical course. Workshop your creative ideas, tell your stories and develop your performing skills while developing real-world experience in theatrical and live musical productions.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Develop your live performance techniques in singing, dancing and acting
Assist in theatre productions
Collaborate with a diverse range of people
Work safely and compliantly in the arts industry
Build your career portfolio and strengthen your networking in the industry
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Certificate qualification
Specialist skills that will provide you with the direction you need to take the next step in your community arts career
The confidence to network with industry professionals and a network of professional peers
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A high level of comfort performing in front of other people
An ability to learn and memorise lines, lyrics or movement pieces
A willingness to share and collaborate ideas
A commitment to the creative process
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Performer (with singing and dance skills) Drama tutor Assistant stage manager Assistant lighting technician Assistant audio technician Production assistant
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 Units of competency, including 4 core and 9 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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