What is VET?

Vocational Education and Training consists of competency-based, progressive, professional training.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools are programs undertaken by school students as part of their senior secondary certificate. These programs provide credit towards a nationally recognised VET qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework. The training that students receive reflects specific industry competency standards and is delivered by a Registered Training Organisation or a school in third party partnership with a Registered Training Organisation.

A key success of VET in Schools is the integration of vocational options within the traditionally academic studies at the senior secondary school level. VET in Schools programs allow Year 11 and 12 students to:

  • develop industry specific skills
  • gain nationally recognised VET qualifications and units of competency while still completing their senior secondary school qualification
  • develop employability skills and an understanding of the world of work, and
  • gain an understanding of the world of work, providing them with valuable experience to assist with planning and pursuing their career pathways.

ADi dance qualifications are recognised as part of this renewed thrust in vocational trainng. For more information, go to: Department of Education

What to Look for!

Making sure you receive the best training! Before you start any training program find out the following:

  • Is the training provider a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)?
  • Does it provide qualifications  "contextualised" for  your dance interest and style as an embedded syllabus?
  • is it recognised in your state for delivery of accredited qualifications?

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  • Look for this Nationally Recognised Training logo (above)

Applications need to be made to the Board of Studies and schools in each state. If you are interested, make sure the dance teacher is currently ADi Certified and that you have support from the School Principal. Then contact ADi Head Office directly.

Teachers - Would you like to teach dance at your local primary or high school?

Facilitate and nurture your students’ careers in Classical, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary through VET In Schools programmes. This is an opportunity for ADi Certified Teachers to be involved in mainstream school education. As more and more students become interested in VET In Schools, an opportunity for business growth is generated.

How Does it Work?

Obtain your teaching qualifications: Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management and Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE04).

  • Become an ADi Certified Teacher.
  • Become an ADi Certified School (auspiced by ADi).
  • Have enthusiastic students wanting to study Classical, Jazz, Tap or Contemporary for their high school studies.
  • Make sure your students have supportive parents.
  • Together with the student and parents, approach the school Principal to organise VET In Schools through ADi (the RTO).
  • Notify ADi Head Office.
  • Stay in contact with ADi, the school principal, parents and students.
  • Wait for an application to be made to the appropriate education board and wait for final confirmation.

For more information please contact ADi Head Office.

Parents - Would you like your child to gain a professional qualification at school?

Students can attain vocational certificates at their local school! VET In Schools programmes introduce vocational training, practical learning and holistic dance education to students. Vocational certificates in dance can lead to further qualifications and many career opportunities in the dance industry. As a Registered Training Organisation, ADi delivers 2 or 4 unit dance subjects in Classical, Jazz,Tap or Contemporary by completing two levels from an ADi Endorsed Syllabus (See ADV or CSTD), students will receive a vocational certificate which can count towards their School Certificate, usually with more points than  private society dance studies.

State Governments in conjunction with the Federal Government are in the process of reviewing all secondary school pre- and vocational course "points" counted towards state secondary school certificates. Contact ADi office for the latest information regarding each state.