Students at Abbotsford Convent for the Diet, Health, Make-up and Fitness workshop.

22307VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen) - Year One

The first year focuses on an overview of the Film and TV industry, governing bodies, Film and TV knowledge 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.

Industry Interaction: Some industry experience will be integrated into the course through:

  • Visits to suitable Film and Television sets, if available.
  • Visits/lectures/workshops from industry guest speakers.

COURSE OUTLINE • Overview and Introduction to the working of the Film and Television Industry • Legislation and governing bodies • Film and Television careers and skills • Types of auditions • Audition preparation • Health, fitness and diet, grooming & make-up • Script knowledge and development • Rehearsing and performing scripts • Performance in front of camera/live audiences • Screen tests • Rehearsing and filming scenes and styles (contemporary and classical) • Acting Techniques (action acting/stunts, improvisation, character development) • Camera techniques and filming styles • Protocols and knowledge of working in the Film and Television industry • Workplace communication, business opportunities, OH&S

Film clips
Action Acting Workshop with Chris Peters (below top) and Stand out improvisations from the Abbotsford filming day (below)

Units of Competency (UoC's)

CUECOR02C–Work With Others
This unit describes the skills and knowledge needed to work harmoniously and effectively with team members, colleagues and others in a work environment. This is a core skill that underpins effective work performance in cultural industries.
BSBWOR301–Organise Personal Work priorities and Development
This unit helps develop the knowledge and skills necessary to support your own learning and skills development.
CUSOHS301A–Follow Occupational Health and Safety Procedures
This unit describes the skills and knowledge which workplace personnel must have in order to work safely. It covers a range of industry contexts involving a variety of different conditions and hazards.
ICPDMT263–Access and Use The Internet
This unit covers the advantages of the technological advances in order to promote communication and networking
CUFIND201A–Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to support own learning and skill development needs in the context of an organisation’s goals and objectives. It is important to realise that you have to be able to work independently in order to achieve homework goals and tasks.
CUSMPF302A–Prepare For Performances
This unit covers the technical and creative skills developed through rehearsal and private practice. It deals with planning and continual performance evaluation, repertoire knowledge and the application of OHS principles
VU21837–Prepare and Present Self for Auditions
This unit covers the development of practical knowledge of actor preparation
for audition and screen test, the development of a warm-up regime (including vocal, physical, intellectual and emotional), knowledge of health, fitness and diet
VU21838–Develop Script Knowledge and Performance Skills
This unit describes the practical knowledge of a wide variety of text and the rehearsing and performing of script aiding the evolution of character and plot 
VU21839–Develop Acting Techniques
This unit describes how to provide the skills necessary to be able to perform in front of camera, to be able to make the transition to screen acting and to be able to work imaginatively and creatively for the effective resolution of an acting role.

Students must attain a ‘C’ (competent) for each unit of competency (UoC) that is a part of the 22307VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen). There are 9 units of competency during the first year of the course. If less than 9 units are attained a student is awarded a ‘Statement of Attainment’ for the competencies achieved and is not awarded the Certificate III in Acting (Screen) It is to be noted that UoC’s in Certificate III in Acting (Screen) are delivered and assessed concurrently over the duration of the delivery year. Individual UoC’s may require demonstrated improvement and dedication to work that is assessed as a culmination of records rather than a singular, individual assessment.

LessonInstructorCluster / ClassTimeLocation
Certificate III (Year One)Narelle McGrottyYarra Valley VET Cluster (Yarra Valley Class)Wednesdays - 3pm - 6pmLilydale High School.
Certificate III (Year One)Kacey HockingMullum VET Cluster (Mullum Class)Wednesday 5.30pm - 8.30pmMBCTA Youth Theatre, Boronia.
Certificate III (Year One)Mitchell FayFrankston Mornington Peninsula LLEN (Peninsula Class)Wednesday: 1:15 - 4:15pmElisabeth Murdoch College
Certificate III (Year One)Jodi BilsborowBrimbank Melton LLEN (Brimbank Class)Thursday: 1:30 - 4:30pmTaylors Lakes Secondary College
Certificate III (Year One)Jennifer AlvarezInner Melbourne VET Cluster (CBC)Wednesday 1:30-4:30pmChristian Brothers College
Certificate III (Year One)Claire PearsonInner Melbourne VET Cluster (Cantebury Class)Wednesday 5pm - 8pmCanterbury Girls School
Certificate III (Year One)Georgina DymockLower Hume VET ClusterWednesday: 9:30am-2:00pmAssumption College

This course runs entirely for students willing to take a plunge into a competent and enjoyable film and television class filled with numerous other interested drama classmates ready to take on multiple characters for filming sessions.

Contribution to VCAL / VCE VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand of VCAL VCE: Block credit arrangements are available for this program ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. However, the Certificate III (Year Two) program may offer a Units 3 & 4 sequence. VTAC may award students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence through Block Credit recognition a 10% increment, calculated as the average of the primary four scaled. Please note: The student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four. Ask your schools VET Co-ordinator for more information on your ATAR and VET combination.

Additional Requirements and Information. Throughout the year a number of guest speakers will visit the school (incursions) as well as specific workshops and visits to sets (excursions) outside the location of the course. It is expected to attract a small fee for incursions and excursions throughout the year.

Entry Requirements. In order to gain entry into the 22307VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen) program the student must have successfully completed Year 10 (or Year 9) and be currently undertaking Year 10, 11 or 12 in Secondary School. Adult Learners are not eligible for this program.

Nationally Recognised Training Image 22307VIC Certificate III in Acting is a nationally accredited course.