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Apply for NICA’s one year accredited and nationally recognised courses: Certificate III in Circus Arts or Certificate IV in Circus Arts. Your circus future starts here.

From Cirque du Soleil to King Kong The Musical, if you see an Australian circus artist working today on the professional stage anywhere in the world, chances are they began their career by auditioning for a NICA course.

Those wishing to gain a qualification in Circus Arts after a one year course may wish to apply for the Certificate III in Circus Arts or Certificate IV in Circus Arts.

The Certificate III in Circus Arts provides basic training in contemporary circus arts for students who wish to pursue a career or further training as a circus performer.

The Certificate IV in Circus Arts is a one year full-time preparatory vocational qualification for those seeking employment as a performer in the circus arts industry. It is also suitable for those teaching in social or community circus, who wish to acquire more specific circus skills training. The course aims to prepare participants for a variety of roles within the contemporary circus arts and community circus sector.

Saturday 31 August | NICA, Prahran, VIC – Apply by 16 August

Saturday 9 November | NICA, Prahran, VIC – Apply by 25 October

Applications for Certificates III & IV in Circus Arts will open soon.

To register your interest contact Sarah Wade, Student Administrator, / 03 9214 6975

Visit the NICA website for more information.

To read about graduates and view excerpts of NICA’s recent student productions visit

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National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)
39-59 Green Street, Prahran, Vic