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Applications are open for the following courses. Prerequisites for course entry are explained in the Course Information Guide. Please ensure you have checked the criteria. If you have any questions about which course is right for you, contact us on 1800 117 116, 0473 437 784 or auditions@naisda.com.au

Candidacy for NAISDA courses will be assessed during the audition period.

  • 10988NAT Certificate III in Dance Practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
    Who Can Apply?
    This course is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people between 16 and 26 years of age who may have some or no dance or cultural training but have a passion for dance and culture.
  • 11051NAT Certificate IV in Dance Practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
    Who Can Apply?
    This course is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people between 16 and 26 years of age, with prior dance or cultural training and a passion for dance and culture.
  • 11052NAT Diploma of Professional Dance Performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
    Who Can Apply?
    This course is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people between 16 and 26 years of age who have extensive professional dance experience and have a passion for dance and culture.
  • 10841NAT Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance Performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
    Who Can Apply?
    This course is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists entering their final 18 months of study before progressing to a professional dance career; or for artists already practising within the industry wishing to upskill their professional practice.

See our Application & Auditions Guide for information about auditions, learning support, accommodation, facilities, life at NAISDA and more

Application & Auditions Process

Keen to apply? Great! Here’s how the process works.

Step 1 – Apply

Read through the relevant Course Information Pack and Application & Auditions Guide then complete the application form.

The application takes about 10 minutes to complete. Ideally, you’ll have photo ID ready to upload to provide evidence of identity.

You will receive an email confirming your application has been received (check your email SPAM folder if you don’t see your confirmation email) and NAISDA will then contact you to advise next steps.

Step 2 – Onsite Auditions

Successful candidates will be invited to a three-day onsite audition at NAISDA on Darkinjung Country, Kariong, New South Wales from 8 – 10 October 2024.

This will help us get to know you better and it’s also a great opportunity for you to meet our trainers, find out more about us and explore the campus.

Auditions financial support: ABSTUDY travel assistance to and from auditions is available for eligible applicants living over 90 minutes away from the NAISDA campus. NAISDA provides accommodation and meals during auditions.

You can apply to Centrelink for ABSTUDY funding for your audition related travel and living costs via the Services Australia website. We encourage applicants to familiarise themselves with this process now to save time in the event of receiving an invitation to attend the onsite audition.

If you know you are unable to attend the NAISDA audition dates, submit your application online and contact us immediately on 1800 117 116 (toll-free) or auditions@naisda.com.au. We can then consider making alternative arrangements.

Step 3 – Study Offers

Following auditions, NAISDA’s review panel will meet and all auditionees will be contacted. Successful auditionees will receive an offer to study at NAISDA in 2025.

Key Dates

2 September 2024 – Applications close.
8-10 October 2024 – Onsite auditions at NAISDA
December 2024 – Successful auditionees contacted with Study Offers.
29 January 2025 – Term one commences.

Application & Audition Terms and Conditions

By submitting your application form you agree to the following terms and conditions.

  • The information provided on the form is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
  • You provide consent for the information to be used by NAISDA for the purposes of the 2025 Application and Audition process and understand that if successful, you will be invited to a three-day onsite audition.
  • You provide consent for NAISDA to use the contact information in any saved or partially completed applications for the purposes of the 2025 Application process.
  • Submission of the application does not guarantee an audition invitation.
  • There are a limited number of places available. Selection is based on merit; not all applicants who meet the published entry requirements will receive a study offer.
  • All applicants are required to review the Application and Auditions Guide and Course Information Pack.
  • NAISDA regrets that it is not possible to provide applicants with individual written or oral feedback on their application.
  • Applicants who receive a Study Offer for 2025 must accept the offer within the time frame indicated within the Study Offer.
  • NAISDA encourages students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under NSW Government recommendations.
Questions

Have a read through the relevant Course Information Pack and Application & Audition Guide to find out more about NAISDA and our auditions process.

Get in touch with the NAISDA team for a yarn – we’re available Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm.

Call us on 1800 117 116 (toll-free),  02 4340 3100, or m. 0473 437 784 DM us on Facebook or Instagram
email us auditions@naisda.com.au