ADi is the "go to" education organisation for dance students and teachers in Australia. We are Australia's first fully recognised private Registered Training Organisation (NVR RTO 91600) specialising in dance for young trainees. We provide nationally accredited courses and Certification resources for student dance training and teacher professional development, more recently embodied in national standards. From the outset in 1990 ADi has focussed on young dancers with intent of enhancing performing arts education/career opportunities for VET-in-schools  and dance-in-schools to provide extended job awareness and career "safety nets", well before introduction of national dance standards in 2010.

As Australia's first and pre-eminent RTO  specialising in dance education, ADi understands dance training and career directions. We have worked exclusively with the dance industry, educators and government to develop standards of excellence for dance teachers and students. Our courses are recognised in all states and territories in Australia. They have been developed by dance teachers and managed by dance teachers to meet new legislative and regulatory controls as well as government requirements for qualifications in dance training and education.

ADi is a Certifying/auspicing body for RTO compliance and support. It plays a pivotal role educating private dance teachers, schools and associations in existing and new National Dance Standards. ADi also represents the dance industry as a reference group working with government to convey the needs of the small to medium dance industry providers. ADi has a particular mission to encourage and support dance training and education as professionally operated small businesses, particularly in developing remote and regional areas.

The ADi Certification (Auspiced, Third Party Provider)  & Endorsement System is based on continuous improvement. It has a reputation for excellence amongst stakeholders in the dance industry particularly for its robust framework, easy to understand dance terminology and seamless integrated approach between vocational and tertiary education systems. The ADi system includes endorsement of syllabuses, professional development for students and teachers alike, and routine professional development of teachers, schools and assessors through professional workshops & seminars.

ADi is committed to developing the creative potential of teachers and students, to creating employment for teachers, dancers and assessors and to ensuring that all funds remain in Australia to further develop excellence in dance education.

We are committed to leveraging the young student's passion for dance into careers beyond technique via a "safety-net" of potential pathways into arts administration, dance performance assessment, teaching, venue management, choreography etc.