The VCE VET Dance program is drawn from a national training package and offers a portable qualification which is recognised throughout Australia. This qualification provides students with a broad range of skills and knowledge to pursue a career or further training in the live performance industry.
Scored assessment is available for the Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Dance program.
CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance with selected units of competency from the CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance: a preparatory qualification that allows learners to develop basic technical skills and knowledge to prepare for work in the live performance industry.
Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to four VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence.
Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Dance is not designed as a stand-alone study. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the Units 3 and 4 sequence without first completing Units 1 and 2.
The VCE VET Dance program booklet contains information relating to the qualifications approved by the VCAA for delivery to VCE or VCAL students.
It includes advice on the units of competency making up the program and the credit available for VCE and VCAL students.
It also provides advice on Structured Workplace Learning, the ATAR contribution and Pathways to further learning.
VCE VET Dance Program Booklet (docx - 196.67kb) (published February 2021)
The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the CUA Training Package.
Scored assessment is available for CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance with selected units of competency from the CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance.
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Dance must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 50% of the overall study score, and a performance examination worth 50% of the overall study score.
Scored assessment is based on the Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Dance.
The Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Dance program must be delivered and assessed in a single enrolment year.
Materials for scored assessment
VCE VET Scored Assessment Guide (pdf - 8.01mb) (2021)
VCE VET Dance Assessment Plan Template and Sample (docx - 82.32kb) (2021)
VCE VET scoring criteria sheets (doc - 158kb)
Assessment templates for task types:
Portfolio (docx - 81.2kb),
Product (docx - 78.8kb),
Work Performance (docx - 73.3kb),
Industry Project (docx - 65.5kb) (published January 2020)
Frameworks for task types:
Portfolio (docx - 70.08kb),
Product (docx - 78.26kb),
Work Performance (docx - 73.23kb),
Industry Project (docx - 64.84kb) (published January 2020)
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE VET Dance examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Structured workplace learning recognition
The VCAA provides recognition for Structured Workplace Learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.
A Workplace Learning Record booklet for VCE VET Dance is available.
CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance workplace learning record booklet (docx - 448.97kb).
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the VCE VET Dance program Units 3 and 4 sequence must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student's best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study increment.
Where a student elects not to receive a study score no contribution to the ATAR will be available.
The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website:
Where a VCE VET Program Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence is used as an increment, the increment will be calculated using 10% of the scaled score.
VCE VET Dance State Reviewer
VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.
Zoe Anderson - Killester College
tel: 0414 501 745
VCE Season of Excellence
High quality works created by students who complete this VCE VET program are eligible to apply for the VCE Season of Excellence. For further information, visit