Talent Development Program (TDP)


Where education meets the arts!

The Talent Development Program (T.D.P) is a program specialised individual education plan for school aged students in High school (Year 10-12)  who are driven and working for a career in Performing Arts. APAN is an education focused institution that values the importance of education whilst acknowledging that intense training in performing arts is necessary for students to advance in the Entertainment Industry. This includes both specialised training and performance opportunities.

Main Objectives of the Talent Development Program

  • To value and support education and the individual learner's needs

  • To extensively support and nurture young students

  • To continually deliver state of the art performing arts training

  • To offer performance opportunities throughout student's time at APAN Academy

  • To develop strong and openly communicative family relationships



Following acceptance into the Talent Development Program students are then required to apply to enrol in the School of Isolated & Distance Education (SIDE). It is each TDP student's own responsibility to liaise with SIDE; this includes attending the onsite campus one morning per week to meet teachers, gain support and receive new homework and assignments. SIDE and APAN will liaise where required to ensure that timetables do not clash and that schooling is a primary focus. Education is a high priority at APAN; students are expected to maintain their grades whilst enrolled in TDP. SIDE information can be gained from: https://www.side.wa.edu.au



APAN is fortunate enough to have a wealth of knowledge on hand to help with the student's educational needs. When not in specialised performing arts classes the students will have a work space including a locker, desk and internet access. This space can be used for school work and qualification theory and provides them all they require to enrich their study life. 


While a student is training during the week, they also have the option of working towards a nationally recognised qualification. 


APAN Academy has worked hard to ensure the prices of study are competitive with private schooling tuition.  Tuition fees per year include:

  • All Performing Arts Training throughout the weeks

  • Supervision on the premises between 9-4pm (excluding times at SIDE)

  • Working or Gaining a Nationally Recognised Qualification

  • Supervised study sessions and personal work spaces with locker/internet/desks in which to complete school work

  • Participation in the Annual Musical production

  • Several high end performance opportunities throughout the year

How do I apply:

Year 10 and onwards can apply. Entry to the Talent Development Program is by audition only; annual audition rounds are held in September and December. Prospective students are required to complete the online application form and prepare for the audition as specified in the relevant course of study requirements. Once acceptance & APAN enrolment has been confirmed, it is necessary for students to apply and enrol for their academic studies at SIDE. It is imperative that this process is completed promptly to ensure the smooth transition into full time study in 2019. APAN will liaise with SIDE if necessary to assist with the enrolment process.