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The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 3 March 2023.

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Teach Learn Lead
@ The Arts Unit

The NSW Department of Education, Arts Unit, provides opportunities for NSW students and teachers to teach, learn and lead in creative, performing and literature and language arts.

We believe whoever you are, wherever you are, you understand the value of engaging in the arts and have an opportunity to do so.

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All students can engage with The Arts Unit programs, activities and events, in the classroom as well as an extension of local school and network programs​​.

Excerpt of Unaipon, performed by the Aboriginal Dance Company at the State Dance Festival, 2019

​Professional learning developed by Arts Unit specialists, and enriched by industry professionals, support teachers to take a leadership role in embedding arts at their school and model best-practice arts teaching.

Mime and Machine

Exceptional opportunities to build skills, challenge practice and showcase excellence, are provided through high profile performance, exhibition and competition opportunities.