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
Photo by Robert Wagner

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.

Enrolments for Module One and Two are currently being accepted.

Module One + Two

Study Mode

Online (self-paced) and in person

Course Dates

14 March – 24 April 2023

Module Two

Study Mode

In person

Course Dates

22 – 24 April 2023

“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 – Module One 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 4 modules. It sequentially builds your knowledge through a combination of in person practical sessions, e-learning, tutorials and assessments.

To be eligible for the award of the accredited Creative Ageing Dance Teaching Skill Set CAUSS00059 and the CDP hours, you must successfully complete the training and assessment requirements for a total of 6 units, made up of 2 foundation modules and 2 advanced training modules.

A non-accredited pathways is also available for this program. You may choose to forego the assessment tasks and receive a certificate with a record of the CDP hours undertaken. Learners who choose the non-accredited program will not receive a certificate with the Nationally Recognised Training endorsement.

Foundation Units of Competency

Module One – An Introduction To Creative Ageing Through Dance
  • Non-accredited professional learning program
Module Two – Developing Practice
  • SISCCRO001 Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
  • CUAAHL505 Adapt arts and health practices to meet participant needs

Advanced Training Units of Competency

Module Three – Increasing Knowledge and Effectiveness
  • CUADTM413 Apply safe dance teaching methods
  • SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
Module Four – Deepening Practice
  • CUAAHL504 Deliver and monitor arts and health programs


Successful completion of the accredited 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


Module One + Two Discounted Bundle

$400 – Limited time only!

Module Two

$350 – Limited time only!

Module Two enrolments are only open to learners who have previously completed Module One.

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 for Module One and Two are currently being accepted. The cut off for enrolment in Module Two is 6 April 2023.

Available start dates

  • Module One – March 14 2023
  • Module Two – April 22 2023
  • Module Three – To be confirmed
  • Module Four – To be confirmed

You can enrol in the module of your choice via the buttons below

Module One + Two

Module Two

If you are enrol in Module Two, please ensure you have completed Module One first.

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