Study Dancing

Potential Career Outcomes

Some potential occupations include:

This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the education level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher degree and in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation to have a positive skills assessment.

Course overview

Dancer falls under the dance and musical section in Australia. Dancers in Australia performs a wide variety of genres and styles. In additional to performing, dancers tend to run their own dance classes or are employed by dance school in a dance teaching positions.

Passionate about dancing or running your own dance classes? In Australia, there are many courses you can take to start your career as a dancer. Australia offers courses both at the vocational training level across to higher education. In these courses you will be exposed to topics such as:

  • Basic Dance Techniques
  • Team Management
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Dance methods
  • Dance Class Organisation
  • Developing learning programs
  • Conflict Management
Graduate Outcomes
  • A dancer earns on average $1366 per week.
  • The number of people in the industry grew strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to increase over the next 5 years.
  • Most dancers work in these industries: Arts and Recreation, Education and Training and Informative Media and Telecommunications.
Common Course Requirements
  • Completion of secondary education
  • Meet English proficiency (Usually at least IELTS 5.5 overall)
Related Courses

Some related courses include:

  • Certificate IV in Dance

Duration: 48-52 weeks
Intake: 4 Terms
Cost: $13,590 – $13,900

Locations:  Melbourne

  • Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management
    Duration: 35 -52 weeks
    Intake: 4 Terms
    Cost: $7,955 – $15,200
    Locations: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
  • Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management

Duration: 48 weeks

Intake: 4 Terms

Cost: From $15,200

Location: Melbourne

  • Bachelor of Dance Education/ Practice

Duration: 156 weeks – 208 weeks

Intake: twice a year (February, July)

Cost: From AUD$21,920 – $32,850 per year

Location: Melbourne, Perth

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