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Actors in training at Lilydale High School

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Workshops and Industry Speakers

Industry Guest Speakers and workshops

All Certificate II students attending our Make-Up, Health and Fitness Workshop in Abottsford Convent, 2014

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Students from the Mullum VET Cluster


The Australian College of Dramatic Arts (ACDA) is a Registered Training Organisation specialising in the delivery of the nationally accredited 22307VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen) course solely in the VET in Schools (VETis]. Make-upThe general purpose of the courses is to provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes for training in acting for film and television. The training is designed for students with strong intentions of pursuing acting or related jobs and will provide the skills and knowledge in a broad range of acting tasks relating to film and television. Many of the skills and knowledge attained are transferable to related arts industries. The new courses have packaged units of competency that are up to date and in line with skills and knowledge that are much more useful for today’s students. Underpinning the changes to the courses is the premise that education improves economic and social development and that young people need to equip themselves for changes in the world of work. These courses offer students the opportunity to develop skills that will not only equip them for acting but for any workplace situation. The units of competency are delivered in such a way as to facilitate practical work. Students enrolling in these courses do so because of the artistic and practical components of the courses. Every two weeks the students are filmed. This facilitates the practical side of the course with the students becoming very familiar with being in front of camera. This has meant that there is an increase in confidence that develops through the year. This confidence does not always equate to acting talent but does equate to an increased personal confidence and the ability to communicate.
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Upcoming courses

Enrolment into Certificate III in Acting (Screen) is undertaken through the student’s home school as the course is delivered as part of the VETiS (VET in Schools) program. The Course commences across seven locations. Please contact us if you would like more information on any detail of the two year program.
The Course commences across seven locations at the beginning of each school year.

22307VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen) – First Year

  • ID: 150

The first year course focuses on an overview of the film and TV industry, governing bodies, film and TV careers and skills, types of auditions, audition preparation, script knowledge and development, skills and abilities for acting in front of camera. Practical filming lessons alternate between theory lessons.

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22307VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen) – Second Year

  • ID: 668

The second year focuses on rehearsing and performing scripts, performance in front of camera, screen tests, rehearsing and filming scenes and styles, protocols and knowledge of the film and television industry in Australia, camera techniques and filming styles. Students select one Unit of Competency for Certificate III with the intended…

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Australian College of Dramatic Arts Statement of Commitment

ACDA is committed to child safety and have zero tolerance of child abuse. We support and respect all our students, as well as our trainers, staff, industry guests and volunteers. We promote diversity and tolerance at ACDA and promote the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of Aboriginal students, students from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds as well as students with a disability. ACDA is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks. All allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and respond to them with commitment and privacy. We have a legal and moral obligation to contact authorities when we are worried about student safety.