General Aboriginal Services
The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts(ACPA) is a unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts training institution, providing high quality training in the performance disciplines of dance, music and theatre at Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels. It attracts students from urban, regional and remote communities across Australia.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures have been maintained over time by a strong tradition of story-telling through performance – words, music and dance. ACPA’s programs respect, support and build on that tradition, in the context of preparing students for employment in the broader Australian creative industries.
ACPA’s work contributes strongly to Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) Closing the Gap agenda in the key areas of:
- Maintaining, valuing and strengthening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and
- Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians’ levels of skills, training and employment.