Peninsula VET Cluster

Course Aims

The general purpose of this course is to provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes for training in acting for film and television. The Course has also been written to create career opportunities for peripheral creative industries. It also promotes pathways into tertiary education.

Year 1 and Year 2 Overview

Year 1:  The first year 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.

Year 2:  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 TV industry, camera techniques and filming styles.  Students select one elective Unit of Competency to focus on one specific part of the industry, out of presenting to camera, directing, make-up, technical (camera operator, editor, lighting, CGI special effects) and audition and casting.

Credit towards VCE/VCAL:

VCE:  Block credit arrangements are available for this program.

VCAL:  This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand of VCAL.

Work placement:  Not required but is recommended.

Additional requirements/information:  Students will be required to attend excursions run throughout the duration of the course.



  • Diploma of Arts – Acting • Advanced Diploma of Arts • Degree in Arts

Possible future career opportunities:

  • Actor • Agent • Casting Consultant • Director • Drama Teacher • Lighting and Sound Technician • Make-Up Artist • Producer • Stage Manager • Technical Crew Member • Writer