• CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance with selected units of competency from the CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance: a preparatory qualification that allows learners to develop basic technical skills and knowledge to prepare for work in the live performance industry.

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Credit in the VCE or VCAL

  • CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance: recognition of up to four units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Dance is not designed as a stand-alone study. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the Units 3 and 4 sequence without first completing Units 1 and 2.

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ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 and 4 sequence in VCE VET Dance must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student's best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

Where a student elects not to receive a study score for VCE VET Dance, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

Further information can be found on the VTAC website:

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Scored Assessment

Scored assessment is available for CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance with selected units of competency from the CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance.

Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Dance must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 50% of the overall study score and a performance examination, worth 50% of the overall study score.

Scored assessment is based on the Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Dance program.

Materials for Scored Assessment

  • VCE VET Assessment Guide (February 2010): (docx - 774kb)
    This Assessment Guide is for all VCE VET scored programs and contains background information relating to VCE VET study scores. It contains an overview of study score assessment, the process of integrating study scores with competency based assessment and detailed advice regarding the development and assessment of coursework tasks. This Assessment Guide also contains generic templates, scoring criteria and other coursework assessment records. Program specific assessment advice for VCE VET scored programs is published on each of the webpages for VCE VET programs.VCE VET Dance Assessment Plan and Sample:
  • VCE VET Dance Assessment Plan Template and Samples (January 2019): (docx - 97kb)
  • VCE VET Scoring Criteria Sheets: (doc - 158kb)
  • VET Coursework Assessment Record (VCAR): (doc - 159kb)
  • Frameworks for task types are a guide to the four task types in scored VCE VET programs:

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Program information

  • VCE VET Dance Program Booklet (January 2019): (docx - 88kb)
    The VCE VET Dance Program Booklet should be read in conjunction with​ the CUA Live Performance Training Package
  • VCE VET Program Guide 2018 (January 2018): (docx - 119kb)
    The VCE VET Program Guide provides general advice about the VCAA's suite of VCE VET programs. It is to be read in conjunction with the VCE VET Dance program booklet.

Program updates and further information

Continuous improvement: During the life of qualification/s there may be occasions when changes are made to reflect feedback from users or to include the latest industry practices. This process is called continuous improvement. When continuous improvement impacts on the VCE VET Dance program, advice will be published in the VCAA Bulletin and notification provided on the VCAA website Please visit the VCAA Bulletin subscription webpage

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Exams and Assessment Reports

  • VCE VET Dance
    • Exam specifications and advice
    • Past exams and exam assessment reports.