National Certificate in Performing Arts General

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Subject area

Performing Arts

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Entry requirements

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Performing Arts, for the purpose of this qualification, refers to competence in a minimum of three performing arts disciplines. Specifically, the qualification recognises demonstrated core knowledge, skills, and competence in three Arts and Crafts sub-fields of dance, drama, Maori performing arts, music, and/or performing arts general.

The National Certificate in Performing Arts (Level 2) provides a base level of knowledge, skills and competence in performing arts to permit and assist a pathway to further education and training.

The electives enable the selection of specialised knowledge and skills in three specified Arts and Crafts sub-fields.

The qualification is the second of several levels in the National Certificate Performing Arts General, and leads to higher level performing arts qualifications. While the qualification enables a selection of unit standards at level 2 or above, it is expected that nearly all students will make their selection from standards at levels 2 and 3.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Performing Arts at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

BPW Hawera Second Chance Education Grant

Provided by:

BPW New Zealand - Projects Chair



The grant is up to $1000 .

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Eric Tate Scholarship

Provided by:

Central Hawkes Bay District Council - Trust Secretary




Read more

This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 385 9047
Fax: (04) 385 7024

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