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Dance Teacher Training

Teacher Training Program

Dance Teacher TrainingThe Latin Ballroom offers Dance Teacher Training Program (TTP) in a variety of styles and techniques, and is fully authorised and approved by the Dance Industry Association of Australia. This page provides only the most modest overview of the TTP.

On January 1st the Dance Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) published the final draft of the Certificate (IV) in Dance, which is the National Qualification for dance teachers.

Before final acceptance, selected member Studios (including The Latin Ballroom) have been asked to conduct Pilot Programs, with a view to confirming the contents before final ratification.

In the very near future, full details will be posted on this page, but here is a BRIEF overview of the Qualification. It should be noted that as this Qualification is aligned with the National Qualification Framework, and the requirements of Vocational Education & Training (VET), the layout and contents may seem strange at first, and difficult to appreciate WHY they are included in a Dance Teacher type qualification, but we'll include more of this in a later update.

The layout below is for a Certificate (IV) qualification only. The Diploma (and higher) are still some time away.


Certificate (IV) Dance Studio Operations*

23 Units of Competency Required

(*working title of qualification)

Core (acknowledges that this is a VOCATIONAL qualification - ALL Units)

  • BSBADM405B Organise meetings
  • BSBADM409A Coordinate business resources
  • BSBCMN401A Make a presentation
  • BSBITS401A Maintain business technology
  • BSBMKG401B Profile the market
  • BSBMKG402B Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets
  • BSBREL402A Build client relationships and business networks
  • BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information

Body (Issues of delivering training in a dance studio environment)

Six (6) mandatory Units:

  • TAEASS401A Plan assessment activities and processes;
  • TAEASS402A Assess competence ;
  • TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning ;
  • TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace ;
  • TAEDES401A Design and develop learning programs ;
  • TAEDES402A Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs;

PLUS four (4) Elective units:

  • TAEASS301A Contribute to assessment
  • TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools Delivery and facilitation
  • TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
  • TAEDEL403A Coordinate and facilitate distance-based learning
  • TAEDEL404A Mentor in the workplace
  • TAEDEL501A Facilitate e-learning Language, literacy and numeracy
  • TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills Training advisory services
  • TAETAS401A Maintain training and assessment information Imported units
  • BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals
  • BSBMKG413A Promote products and services

Stream (looks at the specific dance styles involved)

And ONE (1) of the following clusters:

  • DSOSLAT401A - Cha Cha Cha
  • DSOSLAT402A - Jive
  • DSOSLAT403A - Rumba
  • DSOSLAT404A - Samba
  • DSOSLAT405A - Paso Doble

  • DSOSSTD401A - Waltz
  • DSOSSTD402A - Quickstep
  • DSOSSTD403A - Slow Foxtrot
  • DSOSSTD404A - International Style Tango
  • DSOSSTD405A - Viennese Waltz
  • DSOSSTL401A - Bachata
  • DSOSSTL402A - Salsa
  • DSOSSTL403A - Argentine Tango
  • DSOSSTL404A - Rueda (Salsa Casino)
  • DSOSSTL405A - Merengue

Details of these Units is provided elsewhere, but it should be noted they require candidates to demonstrate BOTH gender roles.

Other Unit combinations will be included as they are developed/adpoted.

(Other dance styles such as Ballet, Hip Hop, etc. are also covered by this Qualification, but have not been included here for brevity).

For more information, please call and discuss your individual situation, and perhaps arrange a meeting where your options can be fully explored - tele 0427 52 84 66 (0427 LATINO).