Cert III – Diploma Application Process

The online application and audition process follows three stages. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the tasks and deadlines within each stage. This information can also be found on the first page of the application form.

We encourage you to complete and submit the Stage One Application Form as early as possible to give maximum preparation time for subsequent audition stages. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Stage 1: Complete an Application Form

Complete the online form to apply to audition at NAISDA. If you are under 18, an acknowledgement of consent will be required from your parent or guardian. You will need to upload a headshot photograph of yourself and are also are invited to upload a 1-2 minute video of yourself performing a dance piece of your choice. The video is not compulsory and will not influence your progression to Stage 2 of the audition process. Applications to audition in Stage 1 will remain open until: 23 October 2020

You are able to save your progress and return to the form later, however it is a good idea to have all your attachments and information ready before you start.

We encourage you to complete and submit the Stage One Application Form as early as possible to give maximum preparation time for subsequent audition stages.

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Stage 2: Online Audition Packs

Online audition packs will be sent to successful applicants from 3 August – 30 October.

We will contact you within 5 working days of receiving your application form. Successful applicants will be invited to audition online and emailed an audition pack. This will include links to a series of pre-recorded lessons in Cultural Dance, Contemporary Indigenous and Contemporary Dance Technique, Ballet and Urban Dance.  Auditionees will be asked to learn the exercises and upload a video of themselves completing them according to the information provided in the audition pack.

Auditionees should also upload:

  • A video of themselves performing a solo performance (between 1-2 minutes)
  • A short video introducing themselves and why they wish to study at NAISDA (up to 3 minutes)

Although not compulsory, NAISDA will also send links to join live, or access recorded versions, of online classes between 17 August – 2 October (information regarding how to do this will be included in your audition pack).  The classes will include Cultural Dance, Contemporary Indigenous and Contemporary Dance Technique, Ballet and Urban Dance. An online live Q&A session with NAISDA trainers and staff will also be available during this time. All audition videos and content should be uploaded and submitted to NAISDA by 30 October.


Stage 3: Online interviews

Online interviews will take place from 5 – 30 October. Applicants who successfully complete the previous stages will be invited to attend individual interviews with the audition team so we can get to know you better and assess physical readiness, wellbeing, language, literacy and numeracy and life skills. NAISDA will contact you to arrange convenient interview times once you have successfully completed the previous audition stages.


NAISDA contact details

The Auditions Team will be available for scheduled weekly online check-ins should you have any questions or would like further help. (This information will be available in your audition pack).

You can also email or phone us at any time on (02) 4340 3100, or 1800 117 116 (toll-free) and auditions@naisda.com.au.