What is ADi Certification (Third Party auspicing)?

ADi Certification outlines a standard required for dance schools to become auspiced third part providers of ADi dance training in Australia. There are several hierarchical forms of ADi Certification available:

  • ADi Teacher Qualifications
  • ADi School Certification (auspiced ADi third party deliverer)
  • ADi Syllabus Mapping/RPL (dance societies)

In order for ADi to issue vocational qualifications for Certificates I to IV in Dance to students, two delivery pathways are available:

  1. via Certified ((auspiced third party) schools. The dance teacher and dance schools become  ADi approved (auspiced third party) deliverers. ADi Certified Schools are responsible for maintaining ADi standards of teaching as well as meeting government regulatory legislation requirements. In turn, ADi only assigns training &  assessments to ADi Certified Schools which have appropriate experience in relevant dance styles and required VET qualifications.  Teachers must have two qualifications - TAE Certificate IV in Training & Assessment as well as Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management [PLUS Certificate IV in LLN]
  2. via RPL  mapping - the dance school and teacher does not need to be ADi Certified (third party auspiced) but must be a member of an ADi recognised dance society.  ADi will accept  a pre-mapped/RPLed technical competency  (society exam result) towards a student's Certificate in Dance with academic competencies studied via distance learnig complemented by "gap" training dependent on society syllabus content, delivered directly by ADi.

Both pathways require the student to enrol directly with ADi supported by a letter from the dance school and a consent to complete teacher (third party) report on each student from the teacher.

Who is it for?

ADi Certification ((auspiced third party) is for teachers of dance from all formal backgrounds as well as private dance studios and mainstream primary and high schools. You can come from any dance society and map, for example, your ADA, ADV, CSTD, MDEC, RAD, or other (on request fo mapping)  dance society certificate [recognised by ADi] to gain a nationally recognised qualification for your students.  ADi maps competencies via RPL and Gap Training pathways. The following is a list of categories that you may fall into:

  • Other dance society
  • ADV/CSTD Associate School
  • ADi Certified School ((auspiced third party)

What are the benefits?

  • ADi Certification (auspiced third party)  means you and your school deliver quality and responsible dance education in accordance with ADi and Government requirements.
  • Your students are eligible to receive, through ADi, vocational certificates in dance and dance teaching.
  • ADi Certified Schools can teach the VET In Schools programme in the mainstream schooling system at primary and high schools.
  • Students at ADi Certified Schools (auspiced third party), may have the opportunity to obtain Austudy funding, apprenticeships and further VET qualifications.

ADi Certification (auspiced third party) Pathways

1. Become qualified

  • Gain ADi's Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management.
  • Gain Adi's Certificate III in Assistant Dance teaching [new 2017]
  • Upgrade ( extra Level 4 competencies) to a TAE Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (currently via third party RTOs).

2. Become certified at all levels

  • Register as an ADi  Assessor.
  • Register yourself as an ADi Teacher.
  • Register your school to become auspiced via a Third Party Agreement by ADi and thus an ADi Certified School.

3. Work professionally as an ADi Certified Teacher at an ADi Certified School (auspiced third party)

  • So that ADi may issue vocational qualifications to your students at your private dance school/ studio.
  • So that ADi may issue vocational qualifications to your students at your primary or high school via VET In Schools programs.
  • Attend ADi professional development workshops and courses to ensure you and your school comply with current government requirements.

4. Become an ADi Certified Assessor - freelance career in a dance style of your choice

  • Apply to Australian Dance institute.
  • Work as a professional ADi Certified Assessor.