This program prepares graduates to teach dance in the secondary school system, or apply their skills and knowledge in other educational contexts. The dance teaching degree is unique in Australia in that it positions the study and practice of dance as an art form within the broader context of physical activity and physical expression. Students who undertake this degree build a foundation for the lifelong development of skills and attributes appropriate to professional teachers. Students simultaneously broaden their experience in dance and in physical education, in an environment that focuses on educational pedagogy. Both areas are supported by the study of personal development, health, and the anatomy of the human body.

Course Fee:

Australian: $77,664
International: $87,860

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; NSW HSC Band 4 English or equivalent; dance audition


The degree program is divided into eight semesters, each of 12 weeks duration. Study involves approximately 16 contact hours a week (excluding examination and study weeks). The program is taught via lectures, tutorials, dance classes, performance workshops, seminars, and individual tuition. Students also undertake four professional experience sessions in a range of schools.

Subjects you can Study:

Education and dance

Study Pathways:

Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or credit transfer based on prior study completed at associate diploma level or above and/or prior industry/professional experience (up to 50% of the curriculum).

Further information:

Scholarships are available to successful applicants.


NSW Department of Education and Training; NSW Institute of Teachers

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01822J

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney Olympic Park No info Yes Full time 4 years
Sydney Olympic Park No info Yes Part time 8 years

Established in 1917, the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is a leading national provider of Bachelor degrees in sport, health, education, and dance. ACPE’s Bachelor and Graduate Diploma courses are nationally accredited degree programs. ACPE is a private higher education institution registered with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency and part of Study Group Australia. Study amongst the sporting elite at ACPE's purpose-built campus in the mecca of sports excellence, Sydney Olympic Park.

Recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport as an Elite Athlete Friendly University, the only private college of its kind to receive this prestigious status, ACPE has an Elite Athlete & Coach Program designed to facilitate elite athletes and coaches to study alongside their professional sporting career to enhance their future prospects.  

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