National code: CUA41220

Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects) at St Leonards

Class details

Schedule Pace and number of hours.

Full Time

Delivery Method of course delivery.



Course duration Total time required to complete a course.

4 months

Start date First day of attendance online or on campus.

Next intake

End date Final day of attendance online or on campus.

Time Commitment

Class time Dedicated hours required each week in either online or on campus classes.

16 hours

Additional study time The minimum recommended hours you will need to commit to your studies outside of class hours. This may could include private study, work placements and research.

10 hours

Fee details

Full fee This is the non-subsidised fee for the course. Payment plans may be available.


This course may be fee free, or available at a reduced cost.

Proposed Timetable What time classes run

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday with day classes and Thursday with morning classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

Additional Information Other things to know


Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

  • Knowledge assessments: short answer, extended response, research tasks, multiple-choice questions, projects

  • Practical skills assessments: demonstrations under observation

  • Simulated workplace projects: scenario-based problem solving

  • Portfolio of work

Work placement

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

  • There is no work placement for this qualification.

Materials needed

To complete this course, the following materials are required:

  • There are no materials needed for this qualification.

Additional requirements

To make sure this delivery option is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

  • DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT PRODUCTION is the focus of this Certificate IV in Screen and Media

  • You will learn a range of tools and techniques to turn ideas into digital assets that can be used as advertisements, web videos, social media content, and interactive educational content such as graphics and animations for people to engage with. It's perfect for a small business person who wants to be able to quickly create interesting content to grow their customer base or audience. It is also perfect for people who want to experience a broad range of digital media before pursuing further study in a specialisation. This course will have 4 sessions on campus throughout the semester to meet and collaborate on specific units of study. Students who are participating from a distance will have the opportunity to participate via video.


  • Attend one of the following information sessions to meet with teaching staff, get the course and career advice, as well as help with enrolment.

  • INFO SESSION LOCATION: Join online at https://tafensw.info/stl-CUA41215-DigitalContentProduction-infosession-join. This works best in a Chrome browser or MS Teams app. INFO SESSION TIMES: Wednesday 1 June 2022 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm, Wednesday 8 June 2022 12 pm – 1 pm, Wednesday 8 June 2022 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday 15 June 2022 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm, Wednesday 22 June 2022 12 pm – 1 pm, Wednesday 22 June 2022 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


  • Login and try this free online class to get some great skills and to see how much you enjoy digital media content production. You will also get career advice and enrolment help. Join online at: https://tafensw.info/stl-CUA41215-DigitalContentProduction-infosession-join This works best in a Chrome browser or MS Teams app. Monday 27 June 2022 9:30am – 12:30pm. For help please call Customer Service on 131 601, or click the Enquire Now but

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 Units of competency, including 4 core and 9 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.

  • Manage media assets CUAPOS412

  • Write and apply scripting language in authoring CUADIG414

  • Create user interfaces CUADIG413

  • Prepare video assets CUADIG311

  • ... 6

Course Delivery Combination Study

Learn through a combination of classroom based, online and/or workplace activity. For example, you may participate in scheduled classroom activity, have an element of self-directed learning with online content, and/or receive supervised training while on the job, doing work experience, or on placement.

Classroom activity will be scheduled, but online learning can provide more flexibility. Teacher support will be provided for all study. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.

St Leonards

Located on the Pacific Highway within walking distance of St Leonards station, TAFE NSW St Leonards neighbours the Royal North Shore hospital and Fox Sports studios. While also featuring some fantastic views of Sydney harbour and the CBD, TAFE NSW St Leonards is an innovative campus that provides students with cutting edge tools, equipment and facilities to fully prepare you for real-world job opportunities.

Campus Address

213 Pacific Highway St Leonards 2065

Parking on campus grounds is available.

Refer to your local bus timetables, visit transportnsw.info

St Leonards Station is 1300 metres from campus.


TAFE NSW campuses work closely with the community and industry to ensure you have access to the industry standard technologies, equipment and facilities.

  • Film and television training studios

  • Hair, Beauty and Make-Up Academy

  • Three centres of excellence: Digital Media, Health and Information Technology

Student Support

We're here for you. Get help and assistance with nearly every aspect of your study life - from study support and student resources, to counselling, guidance, and help finding jobs or accommodation.

  • Mon 8:30 AM - 6 PM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 6 PM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 6 PM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 6 PM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 6 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed