National code: CUA31020

Certificate III in Screen and Media

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Overview About this course

Take the first step in your creative journey and explore a career in film and television, animation, games, digital media, radio and podcasting. Gain a solid introduction to the industry and discover your niche.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Work effectively in the creative arts industry

  • Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment

  • Apply work health and safety practices

  • Depending on your area of interest, you could also learn to use lighting, camera and audio, apply design principles, employ animation techniques and design games

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Gain a thorough introduction to the screen and media industry with a comprehensive look at the various practices, expectations and roles that make this industry exciting and unique

  • Design, produce, and manage post-production requirements for a creative project from beginning to end

  • Create a network of creative peers and professional contacts

  • Gain a strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An intention to enter one of the following industries: film, video and television, radio, journalism, animation, specialist make-up, special effects, content creation or gaming

  • An interest or experience in creative media, including self-taught experience or studies at school

  • Some ability to draw or illustrate

  • Basic computer skills to learn use new software

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Animation, special effects or camera assistant, Lighting technician (productions), Multimedia content author, Editing or production assistant (film and television) and Technical production assistant (radio)

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Screen and Media does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Screen and Media qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 Units of competency, including 3 core and 8 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Apply work health and safety practices CUAWHS312

  • Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment BSBCRT311

  • Work effectively in the creative arts industry CUAIND311

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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