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Codes of Conduct

As a leader in our field the RAD sets and maintains high standards of teaching practice.

All RAD Registered Teachers must adhere to the Code of Conduct and Code of Professional Practice set by the Academy. As best practice the Academy recommends that its teachers apply for a Working with Children Check (appropriate to your state or territory).

If any student, parent or teacher wishes to make a complaint against a teacher registered with the Academy, please read our Policy and Procedure for Making a Complaint Against a Member .

The Royal Academy of Dance supports the Australian Guidelines for Teaching Dance produced by Ausdance in conjunction with members of the dance industry.

These guidelines include:

Effective dance teaching methods 

For further information please email


RAD staff If you have a complaint to make about an RAD member of staff you should contact the Head of HR at Formal complaints should be made in writing. All complaints will be acknowledged and where appropriate, the complainant will be notified of the outcome in writing.

Dance teachers If you have a complaint to make about a dance teacher registered with the RAD, you must contact the National Director. Your complaint must be received in writing.

We have a set of disciplinary rules and procedures relating to teachers registered with the RAD. Any complaint received against a teacher registered with the RAD will be taken seriously and dealt with in accordance with the rules set out in our Customer Complaint Policy & Procedure  and Disciplinary Rules and Procedures . If necessary we will liaise with local authorities when a teacher has acted unlawfully.

All complaints will first be screened by the Complaints Officer and if there is a case to answer, the teacher will be notified in writing. They will then be given an opportunity to state their case and to provide any information they consider relevant to the complaint.