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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Teacher training

NIDA provides learning opportunities for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers. Whether it’s customised workshops, studying a certificate or taking a short course, there are plenty of options for teachers looking to develop or learn skills.

NIDA offers customised workshops for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers. Our approach to designing customised workshops is collaborative and we work together with educators to determine the outcomes of the course, based on the experience, skills and needs of each group.

Call us on 1300 450 417 or email to discuss your idea or complete the booking form below.

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NIDA also offers short courses for adults through NIDA Open. Teachers can develop or sharpen their skills through a range of courses that cover several disciplines.

NIDA has a long-standing relationship with the NSW Department of Education and has delivered the VET Entertainment course (CUA30420 Certificate III in Live Production and Technical Services) as a teacher training program for the past 12 years.

Entry to this program is by application through your school's RTO or by contacting the vocational training advisor for the Department of Education, Catholic Schools NSW or the Association of Independent Schools of NSW.

Applications are approved by the Application Review Committee (comprised of representatives from all school sectors, as well as subject matter experts) who convene to review each application. Due to the intensive nature of this training, some prior knowledge and experience of the entertainment industry is expected.

Target audience

Secondary school teachers


NIDA, Anzac Parade, Kensington


10 days

Group size

8-14 participants

Application process

For more information contact NIDA Vocational Studies on 02 9697 7514 or reach out via email:

NIDA offers a range of short courses for adults suitable for teachers looking to develop their skills in specific disciplines or techniques including Suzuki, Viewpoints, Stanislavski, physical theatre, lighting, stage management, make-up, sound and costume design.

Programs are designed to reflect current industry trends and the broader teaching ethos of NIDA. NIDA Open tutors are experienced teaching artists who are passionate about sharing their professional knowledge. Courses are delivered at various times across the year, online and offline.

Teachers are eligible to receive a 15% discount on the full price of all adult short courses. To book and take advantage of the teacher discount, call the NIDA Open team on 1300 450 417 or email from your school email address.