Secondary students participating in Wakakirri can now earn a vocational qualification (Victoria ONLY).
Planning, designing, choreographing and rehearsing a Wakakirri Story-Dance is a lot of hard work! Students can now double their reward for this work and earn a vocational qualification at the same time.
In partnership with Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance and Registered Training Organisation; Australian Institute of Education and Training (AIET) we are delighted to announce the continuation of our vocational education program in 2019.
Here we encourage secondary school Wakakirri performers to complete national units of competency whilst actively participating in the Wakakirri Story-Dance Challenge. These national units of competency can contribute and be credit transferred into national qualifications including CUA20111 Certificate II in Dance & VCE VET Dance.
Students must be in year 9, 10, 11 or 12 to participate in this program. For new enrolments in this program the units delivered in 2019 consist of:
BSBWOR203 Work Effectively With Others
CUAPRF201 Prepare for Performances
Students progressing into their second year of studies in this program will complete the following units:
CUADAN201 Develop Basic Dance Techniques
CUAWHS101 Follow Safe Dance Practices
Students wishing to undertake the Wakakirri Vocational program must actively participate in the following events:
– An extensive rehearsal period at school
– Dress rehearsal and performance of their story in a theatre environment
– Complete one written assignment per unit of competency
Students’ practical and written assessments will be assessed by registered trainers and assessors from Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance.
Enrolments for this program will take place at the 2019 Wakakirri Careers Day.
Ms Toni Callander, Teacher, Traralgon College:
“I recommend this initiative [Certificate II in Dance with Wakakirri] to any secondary school considering this an option for their students in 2019. For students to be rewarded with an academic recognition such as this is also an incentive for students to take on more leadership roles within their Wakakirri productions.”
Cost & Registration
This is a pilot program, therefore there is NO cost for participating students in 2019. Available in Victoria only at this stage.
To enrol or for more information, please contact Wakakirri HQ at [email protected] or 02 9669 3777.
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