Australian College of Physical Education
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The Bachelor of Dance Education course offers a comprehensive program of practical and theoretical training, and is ideally suited to individuals looking to pursue a career as a high school dance teacher.
Combining dance, health and teaching into one targeted degree, this course allows you to focus your training on dance teaching while covering a breadth of topics relevant to physical education and physical training.
ACPE offers this degree on campus study and the course content is delivered through a variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, performance workshops, dance classes and individual tuition.
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To be eligible to enrol in this course, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
Applicants are also required to attend a dance audition.
In this dance education course, the subjects you will study include:
A key value for the team at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is to ensure their staff and students are well supported and are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.
ACPE has a Student Learning Services (SLS) resource centre which is a student’s hub for all things relating to academic skills and success throughout their studies. Students also have access to SMARTTHINKING - an online service that gives students 24-hour access to academic tutors and resources.
"ACPE has been great in understanding and being flexible to my needs as a student but also as a full-time athlete living mostly overseas. This is one of the main reasons i chose to study at ACPE because I had heard of the support given to elite athletes. The staff and unit co-ordinators within my faculty and course and have been overly helpful and always given me the best chance to complete all tasks wherever O am in the world. I would definitely recommend ACPE and my course in particular to anyone looking to study but to also have a good balance in life whether personal or sporting, and I am very grateful for having the support of ACPE."
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Dance Education from the Australian College of Physical Education.
This qualification will enable you to pursue dance teaching as a career in the secondary school system, as well as other educational contexts.
Providing you with training in dance as an aspect of physical education, you will emerge from your studies ready to pursue employment in government and independent schools, private dance studios and community recreation centres.
Wondering where a career in fitness could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to help with the upfront costs of this course.
Affordable payment plans are also available.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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