NAISDA invites applications for its 2022 Advanced Diploma - 22.12.21

NAISDA is inviting applications for its 2022 Advanced Diploma course, beginning in February 2022. The latest addition to the NAISDA curriculum is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Practising Artists aged 18 years or older with advanced training or experience within dance practice.

NAISDA CEO Kim Walker said the qualification addresses the importance of life-long learning and is designed especially for practising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists seeking portfolio and multi-careers in the arts industry.

“We all know just how challenging the last few years have been for our artists and creative industry,” acknowledged Mr Walker.

“NAISDA’s Advanced Diploma is about developing entrepreneurial skills and professional opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance practitioners. It is about retraining, enhancing and diversifying skills,” he explained.

With flexible learning streams, the qualification is tailored individually according to applicants’ experience and practice. The full-time course will run at NAISDA’s campus on Darkinjung Land, Kariong on the New South Wales Central Coast. It is structured across 16 units with eight core and eight elective units across Community, Cultural and Professional Practices.

“Now is the ideal time to dive back into training and build your skills and discipline in just 18 months with an incredible opportunity to learn from some of our leading arts companies including Bangarra Dance Theatre, Lucy Guerin Inc, Sydney Dance Company and NT Dance Company.”

There are no pre-requisite units within the Advanced Diploma. However applicants must have an in-depth knowledge or experience of dance and / or cultural practice.

Find out more here.

To Apply
Call or email Alfred Taahi, Advanced Diploma Coordinator on 02 4340 3118 or

NAISDA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO CODE 5639) and invites enquiries for 10841NAT Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.