This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a wide variety of dance performance contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
dancer (ensemble and solo)
Total number of units = 14
7 core units plus
7 elective units
The elective units consist of:
4 units from Group A
of the remaining units:
up to 3 may be from Group A and/or B
up to 2 may be from a Certificate IV in any endorsed Training Package or accredited course
1 may be from a Certificate III or Diploma in any endorsed Training Package.
The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.
CUACHR403A Develop skills in the craft of choreography
Candidates entering this qualification may produce evidence of dance expertise through grades achieved in different dance styles through dance societies that run examinations linked to certification levels. It is recommended that registered training organisations (RTOs) liaise with relevant dance societies to determine certification level equivalence. Alternatively, candidates may have acquired dance skills through self-directed learning.
An audition or other form of evidence where the candidate demonstrates competence in at least one dance style at Certificate III level.
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.
The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the creative industries for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options. This table is a summary of employability skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification
discussing and writing about choreographic elements in relation to compositional studies
discussing body conditioning and dance technique issues with colleagues and teachers
interpreting and clarifying written and verbal instructions
working collaboratively with dancers to create dance pieces
providing direction to dancers
recognising and supporting the contribution of other artists
working creatively with individual differences
sharing industry information with colleagues and peers
dancing with a partner
evaluating and challenging ideas and moving them forward towards solutions
establishing and maintaining personal financial and work record-keeping systems
developing personal budgets and monitoring income and expenditure against budgets
resolving problems encountered in performance or training
Initiative and enterprise
generating and exploring ideas
experimenting with movement to enhance dance performance outcomes
developing new choreography and following through with own individual style or idea
using original and innovative approaches in stage performances
Planning and organising
setting work and practice goals
preparing self for performance
monitoring own work and introducing strategies to improve performance
prioritising work tasks and establishing deadlines
preparing and circulating self-promotional material to potential clients or employers
incorporating props, music and costumes into the planning process when developing choreography
planning for contingencies
setting development goals
observing protocols appropriate to the genre, style and context of performance
responding appropriately to constructive feedback on own performance
improving performance and choreographic skills through experimentation and practice
reflecting on and enhancing own ability to contribute effectively to a collaborative creative process
improving dance craft skills and expression through rehearsal and performance
seeking feedback and integrating constructive advice into own work performance