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.


Teachers Hub

The Teachers’ Hub, your one-stop source for teacher and student resources at NIDA.

Free Resource PDF

NIDA provides a range of free resources to support teachers delivering drama programs in schools. These resources are prepared by our Schools and Community Program Manager, and informed by NIDA’s current teaching and learning practice.

Our combined resource document is a downloadable PDF which includes information on:

  • Acting
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Suggested reading list

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NIDA Course Guide

NIDA Course Guides are available for students who are interested in further exploring the performing arts through vocational training or higher education.

Download our 2024 course guide (PDF)

Hard copy course guide request form

NIDA offers customised professional development opportunities for primary and secondary teachers. For teachers seeking specialist performing arts training, NIDA has a variety of unique and creative options. Our approach to designing customised workshops and experiences is collaborative, working with educators to respond to your unique requirements.

Enquire now to discuss customised NIDA Teacher Professional Development.

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.

Secondary school teachers
Location: NIDA, Anzac Parade, Kensington
Duration: 10 days
Group size: 8-14 participants

Enquiries and bookings please contact NIDA Vocational Studies on 02 9697 7514 or reach out via email:

The National Institute of Dramatic Art RTO CODE: 90349

NIDA offers a range of short courses for adults who want to develop their skills in specific disciplines or techniques including: acting, voice, movement, writing, directing and design.

Programs are designed to reflect current industry practice and the broader teaching ethos of NIDA. NIDA Open teaching artists are passionate about sharing their professional knowledge.

Courses are delivered at NIDA Kensington, Melbourne, Brisbane, and online.

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.

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Contact us today to book your teacher professional development.

1300 450 417

See where NIDA can take your students

For 60 years, NIDA has selected only the most talented individuals from the thousands of aspiring actors, designers and technicians who audition for a place every year.