ADi Certification for Schools

What does my school need to do to become ADi Certified?

Note the prerequisite to becoming an ADi Certified School (auspiced by ADi) is to be already an ADi Certified Teacher. Becoming an ADi Certified School means passing some additional criteria including premises inspection, operational integrity and a fit and proper persons check within the auspicing agreement. Eligible schools include private dance schools and studios, secondary schools and primary schools. Applications for certification (via a third party agreement) can be made one year after the respective teacher agrees to have a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management complete. ADi reccommends that candidate schools apply to be certified (auspiced by ADi) before enrolling in VET Certificates. Below is a list of requirements the School Principal/ Director must satisfy to become auspiced and receive an ADi Certified School status. There are many alternatives and levels of ADi Certification. The top level comprises relevant Teaching, Dance and Business Skills attained by completing an ADi pathway of choice. The top level is set out below. Contact the office for further levels and pathways such as RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).

  • Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management (Business Modules pre-requisite).
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE).
  • Current first aid certificate recognised by the Australian Resuscitation Council.
  • Annual attendance of practical workshop.
  • Evidence of 400 hours teaching.
  • Verification of students' last assessment results - assessments must be held annually.
  • Current membership of an ADi approved dance society.
  • Code of Practice Manual.
  • Occupational Health & Safety prerequisites.
  • Compliance and Safe dance venue annual check.
  • Maintain comprehensive and auditable student records of attendance and assignments.
  • Undertake initial site assessment and audit (evidence) of requirements.
  • Pay initial and annual ADi certification fees.
  • Agree to and complete all certification documentation.