Learn the foundations of good journalism and writing for media production including how to research for stories, copyright, interview techniques and ethics. Turn your ambitions of becoming a journalist into a reality and start your dynamic media career.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Set up equipment for interviews
Develop techniques for presenting to camera
Research topics and current issues
Develop stories into effective content for publishing on multiple platforms
Work collaboratively to create content and presentations
Plan and conduct interviews
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Obtain 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
Work on a variety of projects in journalism, radio broadcasting, film and television
Apply script language in authoring, create storyboards, edit dialogue and sound, prepare audio and video assets
Write content for a range of media
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
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.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in, or understanding of the skills and knowledge required in the industry
Completed a Certificate III in Screen and Media or have equivalent industry experience
Access to a computer and internet access
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: journalist copywriter reporter radio presenter podcast presenter audio narrator editor assistant producer assistant director.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Journalism) does not have any related courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Journalism) 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.
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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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