The Bachelor of Dance Education is a specialist professional qualification delivered full-time over four years. Unique in Australia, the Bachelor of Dance Education provides the knowledge and skills to become a qualified Dance teacher and Physical and Health Education teacher. The degree develops in each student the requisite pedagogical knowledge and understanding to be an effective classroom ready teacher. To ensure classroom readiness students undertake school based practical experience throughout their degree.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Dance Teacher(Secondary Schools)
- PDHPE (Secondary Schools)
- Dance Instructor (Private studio)
- Dance Coordinator (Arts industry)
- Community Wellness Officer (Dance)
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- New South Wales
- Olympic Park
Duration and Study Load
- 4 Years full time
- Part time equivalent available
Online learning allows students to access the same learning resources and support available to on-campus students. The online learning environment is designed to be interactive, engaging and supportive. Some subjects may be offered online. Online subjects are taught with a viable cohort of students. If the cohort is not the right size for interactive learning students may be asked to attend on campus.
All Applicants must pass both the literacy and numeracy components of the official ACER National Literacy and Numeracy Initial Teacher Education test (LANTITE)*.
To be admitted directly into the Bachelor of Dance Education, applicants must demonstrate one of the following:
- Achieve at least three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English
- Pass bridging units benchmarked to a Band 5 HSC result
- Completion of a NESA approved alternative entry pathway as advised by your prospective university
- Have completed a Higher Education Degree
An applicant for an Education Degree who does not meet the criteria for direct entry may be permitted to enrol in a linked undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Dance Practice) and apply for transfer at the end of Year 1 under the following conditions:
- A credit average in first year units in the designated ACPE degree
- A credit average in a full year of academic studies at another institution in a degree with ACPE-equivalent
Recognition of Prior Learning
An applicant may apply for an assessment of their prior learning at the time of applying for entry to an award course of the college.
While some subjects require mid-term and final exams, assessments may also comprise essays, research tasks, practical presentations and dance performances. Students enrolled in an online subject sit their final exam at the College or, if they live at a distance, under external supervision.
Katie DuynhovenBachelor of Dance Education
For more than a century ACPE has been manifesting our students’ career aspirations into reality. ACPE empowers students by providing specialised education, first-rate qualifications and access to career-enhancing opportunities in addition to a great student life experience. Start your journey towards your career in physical education (PDHPE), dance education, sports business, health science, health and movement, coaching, applied fitness, and community health. ACPE courses are delivered at its purpose-built campus in Sydney Olympic Park, with a range of courses and individual subjects offered online.