Creative Ageing Dance Teaching Skill Set CUASS00059


Develop advanced skills in providing safe and engaging dance and movement experiences to a range of ageing cohorts with the Creative Ageing Dance Teaching Skill Set CUASS00059.

Through observation, research and simulated learning opportunities, you will build on your existing knowledge, and better understand the general health issues and conditions affecting people as they age, and the implications for dance settings.

A dance teacher and a student standing next to each other in the Creative Ageing Dance Teaching Skill Set course
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This industry-led course is designed for qualified dance teachers, professional dancers, allied health professionals and healthcare workers who want to confidently lead movement activities to mature, senior and elderly people.

Completion of the entire course will prepare you to teach in a range of Art and Health workplace settings including creative and dance studios, community arts programs, residential and aged care, day centers, hospices, and community-based arts and health care settings.

Course Code



12 weeks, part-time / clustered delivery

Study Mode

Online / self-paced & Zoom Workshops

Start Date

Rolling start dates


Enrolments open mid-2024

This course is nationally recognised training
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“I found the material extremely interesting, engaging and most importantly relevant. I’m already full of new ideas and can’t wait to implement some in my classes.”

Jessica – Creative Ageing Graduate

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of general health issues and conditions affecting people as they age and the implications for dance settings
  • Ability to develop and apply skills for adapting and extending dance programs
  • Capacity to develop new dance activities for physical, cognitive, emotional and social wellbeing
  • Develop and apply deep knowledge of inclusive, creative, and safe dance practices
  • Skills and knowledge to design and deliver accessible and inclusive class material to people across a range of abilities
  • Understand, interpret and apply legal and professional requirements and codes of practice relating to the arts and health industry
  • Recognise and manage the risks associated with teaching dance to older people in online contexts

Graduates will receive:

  • A statement of attainment for Creative Ageing Dance Teaching Skill Set CAUSS00059
  • Registration with Ausdance VIC as a trained teacher-facilitator of Creative Ageing (Dance)
  • A 12 month Ausdance VIC Individual Membership

Course Structure

The course is designed as a progressive learning pathway structured over two modules that sequentially builds your knowledge.

To be eligible for the award of the accredited Creative Ageing Dance Teaching Skill Set CAUSS00059 and the CPD hours, you must successfully complete the training and assessment requirements for a total of 4 units.

Introduction To Creative Ageing
  • Non-accredited professional learning course that can be completed as a stand-alone course.

We strongly recommend completing the Introduction to Creative Ageing professional learning course prior to enrolling in the Skill Set. This provides a comprehensive foundation of knowledge into the benefits of dance, general health issues and conditions affecting people as they age and how to apply these learnings in various dance settings.


Creative Ageing Dance Teaching Skill Set Units of Competency

Module One – Developing Practice
  • SISXPLD005 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
  • Second unit of competency to be confirmed
Module Two – Deepening Practice
  • CUADTM413 Apply safe dance teaching methods
  • CUAAHL504 Deliver and monitor arts and health programs


Successful completion of the Creative Ageing Dance Teaching Skill Set CAUSS00059 may be used as credit towards:

  • Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management CUA50320
  • Diploma of Arts and Health CUA51320
  • Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management CUA40320


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Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolment, all learners must complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

How to Enrol

Enrolments will open mid-2024. If you are unsure which module to enrol in, please email

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