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Academic Studies

The National College of Dance recognises the importance of completion of education for all their students to provide the best chance possible of obtaining employment, whether within the dance industry or other career pathways.

Diploma and Certificate IV

Students enrolled in the Diploma and Certificate IV also study academic and theory based subjects that complement their time within the studio space.  These subjects include anatomy, nutrition, dance history, career planning, music and music history.

Intensive Training Program – Year 9 and 10

As this program is a bridging program between part time dance and full time dance, Students continue their year 9 and 10 academic studies. Students are therefore encouraged to complete their high school studies through a partnership coined with the Cooks Hill Campus of  Government approved higher education scheme Big Picture Education Australia. www.bigpicture.com.au

We also offer studies via the NSW Department of Education and Training’s distance education high schools.

Further information on distant education an be obtained from DET website www.det.nsw.edu.au

Big Picture Education Australia

Big Picture Education Australia aims to stimulate vital changes in Australian education by generating and sustaining innovative, personalised schools that work in partnership with their greater communities. Their philosophy is grounded in educating ‘one student at a time.’  They promote and create personalised education programs that are unique for each student.

BPEA believe that true learning takes place when each student is an active participant in their education, when their course of study is personalised by teachers, parents and mentors who know them well, and when school-based learning is blended with outside experiences that heighten the student’s interest.

Enrolling at Cooks Hill Campus

Cooks Hill Campus seeks students who are motivated, self-reliant, aspirational learners, and who would like to re-engage with learning in a smaller setting. Their goal is to have all students graduate and continue to further education.

If students would like to enrol at the Cooks Hill Campus please complete the

‘Expression of Interest’ form and send to:

Department of Education Communities,
ATTN: Tracey Breese, PO Box 82, Adamstown, NSW 2289
For further information contact:
Tracey Breese, Campus Leader
PHONE 02 4929 1663

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