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Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events

  • National Course Code: CUA30213
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA30213-01V02-19NIR-204

Location – Nirimba

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week



16 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a variety of community-based performance and production contexts, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide support to others involved in productions.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

It is assumed that you have literacy and numeracy skills at Certificate II level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability.
We have no information sessions scheduled at this time. Please contact the TAFE NSW Contact Centre on 131601 for more information.

The Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events (Acting) provides students with a comprehensive overview of the skills and knowledge needed to start a career in the performing arts industry. This course provides skills and experience consistent with the growing needs of the entertainment industry. This Certificate III level course and has electives selected to major in Acting for stage and screen.

All applicants are required to successfully complete an audition before being offered a place in the course.

Students learn through practical, hands on classes and exercises in rehearsal rooms, performance spaces and classrooms. All classes have a strong focus on the skills which industry require.

This course is full-time for one semester.

The course will be delivered on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at Nirimba Campus. Each day typically runs from 9:30am until 4:30pm however some timetable variations may occur.
Final timetables will be distributed to enrolled students the week before the course commences.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (subject to change)

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
CHCCD307D Support community resources
CUAIND301 Work effectively in the creative arts industry
CUAIND304 Plan a career in the creative arts industry
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
Elective Units
Number Title
CUAACT301 Develop basic acting techniques
CUAPRF301 Create and tell stories
CUAPRF304 Develop audition techniques
CUAPRF307 Develop performance techniques
CUAVOS302 Develop vocal techniques for use in performance
CUAWHS201 Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance performance
CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media
CUACMP301 Implement copyright arrangements

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.
Community Theatre Production Assistant, Community Theatre Assistant Project Officer, Community Theatre Performer.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Nirimba College
Eastern Road, Quakers Hill
Phone 131 601

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