Circus (VET)

Circus (VET)

Course Summary

Are you a member of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus? This subject is designed to provide you with specific skills and knowledge required for fitness instructors in circus training and performance at a basic level. You will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to assist more qualified circus trainers. This subject provides you with a firm foundation of theory and practice to assist with a future diploma or degree courses in the circus area.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students do not receive a Study Score for this subject. Instead, they receive an ATAR increment of 10% of their fourth Study Score in other subjects 

VET: 10823NAT Certificate III in Circus Arts

Structured workplace learning advice: To be completed in conjunction with circus training for students enrolled in the Fruit Fly Circus

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore the role of body awareness and knowledge of major body systems in elementary training for circus performers
  • Reflect on the physiological and psychological requirement of performance for specific circus apparatus
  • Assess individual requirements for fitness, strength and conditioning and participate in relevant pre and post-training fitness testing
  • Participate in individual fitness strength and conditioning program
  • Reflect on one’s individual training program, progress and outcomes

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with Swinburne University of Technology, a Registered Training Organisation.  TIOD: 3059

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2


Unit 3 & 4


Learning Area Contact

Health & Physical Education Learning Area Leader

Derek Bowey