NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

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Schools & Teachers

NIDA offers outstanding performing arts educational opportunities for both students and teachers. Whether you are a teacher seeking specialist training, or interested in customised workshops for students, NIDA has a variety of unique and creative options to engage and educate.

As the leading arts education institute in Australia, NIDA carefully designs programs to provide dynamic skills development to enhance the early childhood, primary and secondary syllabuses.

Schools Program

The Schools program reflects NIDA’s practice-based training model and emphasises the importance of collaboration and communication in education.

  • Free teacher resources

    Notes to support teachers delivering drama programs in schools.
  • Customised workshops

    NIDA offers specific learning programs for preschool, primary and secondary students.
  • Teacher training

    Learning opportunities for early childhood, primary and secondary school teachers, from workshops to online short courses.
  • Work experience

    NIDA offers interested Year 10 and 11 students the chance to spend a week on campus to observe, and occasionally participate, in classes.
  • Planning your visit

    Find out requirements on dates, locations and class sizes for NIDA workshops and courses.