What is ADi Certification?

ADi Certification outlines a standard required for dance training in Australia. There are several hierarchical forms of ADi Certification available:

  • ADi Teacher Certification
  • ADi School Certification (ADi third party deliverer)
  • ADi Assessor Certification
  • ADi syllabus endorsement
  • ADi Syllabus Mapping/RPL (dance societies)

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

  1. via Certified teachers & schools. The dance teacher and dance schools become  ADi approved deliverers. ADi Certified Teachers and 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 Professionals who 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 LLN.
  2. via RPL  mapping - the dance school and teacher does not need to be certified but must be a member of an ADi recognised dance society.  ADi will accept  a pre-mapped/RPLed technical competency  (society exam result) towards the Certificate in Dance with academic competencies studied via distance learnig complemented by "gap" training dependent on society syllabus content.

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

Who is it for?

ADi Certification 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 ADV, MDEC, RAD, ADA or other dance society certificate [recognised by ADi] to gain a nationally recognised qualification and become ADi Certified. 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 (ADi third party deliverer)

What are the benefits?

  • ADi Certification 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 Teachers can teach the VET In Schools programme in the mainstream schooling system at primary and high schools.
  • Students at ADi Certified Schools (ADi third party deliverers), may have the opportunity to obtain Austudy funding, apprenticeships and further VET qualifications.

ADi Certification 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 Certified Assessor.
  • Register yourself as an ADi Certified 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 by ADi)

  • 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.