Course Information

NAISDA is currently delivering three courses

These are:

  • 10277NAT Certificate III in Dance Practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • 10628NAT Certificate IV in Dance Practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • 10629NAT Diploma of Professional Dance Performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

All courses run a full calendar year with four terms aligned with the NSW public school system.

Hours of study can vary depending on specific units of study and all notification is through the NAISDA weekly timetable. The timetable is produced on a fortnightly basis and provided to Developing Artists (DAs).

Timetables are also emailed to all DAs prior to each week of study. Timetables are subject to change through the NAISDA Training Department.

DAs are also expected to travel to see performances and shows as part of their studies. Transport to these events is often provided by NAISDA, however on occasion, DAs must make their own way to scheduled events.

All DAs are expected to attend a minimum of 85% of all units of study. For all course study rules please refer to the NAISDA Developing Artist Handbook. 


Course Selection Process

To learn more about applying to NAISDA and the selection process, please click here. 

NAISDA is currently in the process of adding an Advanced Diploma to our curriculum scope. Further information will be available at a later date.

All new admissions to NAISDA are through an audition process which takes place at NAISDA’s Kariong campus in NSW over a 4-5 day process. Selection is determined by the NAISDA Training Department staff.

DAs are selected for their ability to partake in full time study and a desire to pursue a career in the performing arts sector.
As part of the selection process, NAISDA also requires that suitable accommodation may be found for the prospective DA prior to acceptance of a place.

All audition costs are covered by Abstudy.