National code: CUA51020

Diploma of Screen and Media (Journalism)

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Overview About this course

Set the stage for your media and screen career and gain the skills and experience you need to take your career to the next level. Specialise in techniques to create, develop and produce a range of dynamic content for varied platforms and audiences.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Record and edit video and audio

  • Direct creative projects, such as on-air forums, podcasts and radio broadcasts

  • Manage post-production

  • Develop stories into effective content for publishing on multiple platforms

  • Work collaboratively to create content and presentations

  • Plan and conduct interviews

Course Outcomes

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

  • Development and production of live TV and radio broadcasts, podcasts and films

  • Ability to use industry standard software and technical equipment

  • Collaborate with industry peers and develop a network of professional contacts

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Successful completion of Year 12 of high school or equivalent, as evidenced by a copy of your transcript, or

  • Successful completion of a Certificate IV qualification from TAFE NSW as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate, or

  • Before your first day of class you must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of Level 4 in Writing and Oral Communication, Level 3 in Numeracy and Level 2 in Digital Literacy. This helps us to determine that your skills match the demands of the course, to direct you to an alternative study option or to provide you with the appropriate support for your success.

  • Your teacher will let you know when this must be completed.

Entry recommendations

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

  • Completed a Certificate IV in Screen and Media, or equivalent formal study or industry experience

  • A collaborative and positive approach to teamwork

  • An aptitude for both technical and creative work

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: Editor, Journalist, Communications professional, Radio producer, Radio presenter, Digital content producer and Social media manager

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 Diploma of Screen and Media (Journalism) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

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

The Diploma of Screen and Media (Journalism) does not have any related courses.

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 Diploma of Screen and Media (Journalism) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 4 core and 11 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.

  • Establish and maintain safe creative practice CUAPPR515

  • Provide freelance services CUAIND412

  • Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge CUAIND512

  • Realise a creative project CUAPPR411

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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