What is it like to be a Dance teacher?
Dance teaching involves many aspects that include instructing students in dance performance, composition, safety in dance and dance appreciation.
Dance teacher should be in good physical condition, since the work requires a great deal of activity. It also helps to have personal experience as a dancer and an understanding of dance technique.
Good communication and interpersonal skills are also required. This allows you to constantly motivate dance students of various ages and abilities as often dance teaching involves working with children. This can be challenging at times, but also very rewarding career when you observe your student’s progress and accomplishments.
I have been a dance teacher for years, do I have to do the whole course?
The College’s Skills Recognition Program recognises those with current industry experience and previous training and applies this as a credit towards the Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching qualification.
Your experience and previous training will be used to reduce the amount of training and assessment you will need to complete to obtain your qualification.
When can I start?
Any time! Most of our courses are tailor made programs to suit the student. So you can start at any time.
How long does the program usually take?
Students have 24 months to complete each qualification, however depending on your experience and the amount of time you can dedicate to your studies, you will be able to graduate much earlier than that.
Can I study part time?
Absolutely! Programs can be tailor made for you and your situation. Many of our students have full time jobs and complete the program around this.
What Qualifications Can I Get?
Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching is the entry level qualification to launch your career as a Dance Teacher.
Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management allows you to work as unsupervised dance teachers as well as supervise others and help understand how to manage small businesses.
Dance teaching involves instructing students in dance performance, composition, safety in dance and dance appreciation. You will also be promoting physical fitness, emotional wellbeing and their creativity through dance.
Graduates of the course may find themselves working as an assistant dance teacher in a variety of dance teaching situations including:
- private dance studios
- dance groups
- after school dance programs
For more information on the Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching click here.
Are the courses accredited?
Yes. Our study programs lead to nationally recognised qualifications that are assessed against the Australian Quality Training Framework which is responsible for assuring the quality of the vocational education and training system.
When can I get a job?
After successfully completing a Dance Teaching qualification, you will be eligible to register for industry insurance cover as a Dance teacher. You can then show both your national recognised Dance Teacher qualification and insurance cover to future employers.
What are the job options like?
Very strong. Dance is Australia’s highest participated sport for girls . According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, dance has a participation rate of over 27% and is growing fast. This means there are equally exciting job prospects for dance teachers.
Can I get payment plan options?
I do not live near a capital city; can I still do your program?
You can achieve your qualifications Australia-wide. The College can help you achieve your new career, no matter where you live in Australia. Contact our Student Advisors for details.