The Associate Diploma is the first level of full teacher accreditation with the AICD A holder of the Associate Diploma may teach any grade or major from the Borovansky syllabus, however, you may only submit students for examination up to and including Grade 6.

If you are wanting to submit students for Major Examinations and Major Assessments, you must be teaching in a school that has a Licentiate or Fellow as part of the staff or make separate representation to the AICD Examination Board for a waiver.

The AICD encourages all teachers to treat the Associate Diploma as a stepping-stone to the Licentiate Diploma, rather than as an end goal in itself. As part of your ongoing personal development, you should be seeking to achieve the higher teaching qualification.

The AICD conducts regular seminars and workshops for teachers of the Borovansky syllabus, in most participating states of Australia or via. online session/s. These are designed to refresh the syllabus and answer any questions in regard technique and content.

Major seminars may be conducted to address specific areas of the syllabus.

You can achieve the qualification of Associate Diploma by either:

  • Completing an Associate Diploma examination, or
  • Receiving Recognition of Prior Learning

In order to apply for the Associate Diploma, you must first:

  • Be 18 years of age (upon application)
  • Hold the A.I.C.D. Advanced I Certificate or equivalent from a recognised ballet examination society
  • Be or become a financial member of the AICD

If you are not a member of the AICD, you should go to the store, and sign up for ‘Friend Membership’

Current, student members are who have achieved the above criteria may apply without becoming a friend member.

The AICD has an information booklet which discusses the process of achieving the Associate Diploma accreditation in detail. If this is the most appropriate level for you, please download and read the booklet.

Teachers who become accredited with the AICD must abide by the AICD Code of Conduct and the AICD Professional Practice policies. It is available via the website, once you become a financial member.

The AICD Artistic Director and the National Committee of Management may waive any or all of the above requirements at their discretion, based on the candidate’s prior professional dance or teaching experience; or circumstance.

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