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1 Year


This course is for people who want to acquire knowledge and skills to pursue employment with specialised, technical or managerial competencies, in order to plan, carry out and evaluate your work or the work of a team in the film, television, radio and digital media industries.


Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include animation/visual effects designer, television producer, radio producer, television presenter, radio presenter, production manager for radio or television.


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

  • Year 10 or equivalent
  • At Kingswood College it is recommended applicants have completed the Certificate III in Screen and Media (31015)
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or TAFE NSW General English Program

    From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from over 50 campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network, socialise and just chill out.

    Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations


    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Randwick Jul A$15,270


    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Randwick Feb A$15,270


    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


    There are many scholarships, grants and bursaries which can help you financially with studying in Australia.They are offered by the Australian Government and a number of other public and private organisations.

    Learn more about Scholarships


    To receive this course students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.

    • Packaging Rules Total number of units =15
    • 3 core units plus 12 elective units of which:
    • 10 units must be selected from the electives listed below
    • 2 units may be selected from the remaining listed electives or any currently endorsed training package qualification or accredited course at Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced level.
    • Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.
    • Core Units
    • BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
    • CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
    • CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice

    • BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
    • BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice
    • CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations
    • CUAANM501 Create 3D digital character animation
    • CUAANM502 Create 3D digital environments
    • CUAANM503 Design animation and digital visual effects
    • CUACMP511 Manage copyright arrangements
    • CUADIG501 Coordinate the testing of interactive media products
    • CUADIG502 Design digital applications
    • CUADIG503 Design e-learning resources
    • CUADIG504 Design games
    • CUADIG505 Design information architecture
    • CUADIG506 Design interaction
    • CUADIG507 Design digital simulations
    • CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove make-up
    • CUAMUP402 Maintain make-up and hair continuity
    • CUAMUP403 Style hair for performances or productions
    • CUAMUP502 Design and apply specialised make-up
    • CUAMUP503 Design and apply special make-up effects
    • CUAMUP504 Create prosthetics for special make-up effects
    • SIHHHDS305A Select and apply hair extensions
    • SIHHHDS408A Make wigs and hairpieces
    • CUAPPM502 Realise productions
    • CUAPRP401 Coordinate props
    • CUAPRP402 Use casting and moulding techniques to make props
    • CUASMT403 Develop and implement production work plans
    • CUAAIR401 Conduct interviews
    • CUAAIR501 Explore issues on air
    • CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models
    • CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects
    • CUAANM403 Create titles for screen productions
    • CUABRD402 Vision mix a television production
    • CUABRT402 Maintain broadcast equipment and facilities
    • CUACAM401 Shoot a wide range of screen content
    • CUACAM402 Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment
    • CUACAM404 Pull focus
    • CUACAM501 Shoot material for screen productions under special conditions
    • CUADIG402 Design user interfaces
    • CUADIG403 Create user interfaces
    • CUADIG404 Apply scripting language in authoring
    • CUADRT401 Direct television programs and segments
    • CUADRT501 Direct rehearsals of performers
    • CUADRT502 Direct performers for screen productions
    • CUAHAZ501 Coordinate hazardous action sequences
    • CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
    • CUALGT402 Implement lighting designs
    • CUALGT403 Set up and operate lighting cues and effects
    • CUAPOS401 Edit screen content for fast turnaround
    • CUAPOS402 Manage media assets
    • CUAPOS501 Edit complex screen productions
    • CUAPOS502 Perform primary and secondary colour correction
    • CUAPPM404 Produce programs and program segments
    • CUAPPM405 Schedule radio playlists
    • CUAPPM406 Coordinate film and media production services and resources
    • CUAPPM407 Create storyboards
    • CUAPPM411 Compile production schedules
    • CUAPPM412 Organise and facilitate rehearsals
    • CUAPPM505 Develop and monitor program schedules
    • CUAPPM506 Write pre-production safety reports
    • CUAPPM507 Manage safety aspects of screen productions
    • CUAPPM508 Manage locations for film and media productions
    • CUARES402 Conduct research
    • CUASFX401 Create special effects item
    • CUASFX402 Coordinate the logistics of special effects operations
    • CUAWRT401 Edit texts
    • CUAWRT402 Write extended stories
    • CUAWRT403 Write narration and material for current affairs, features and documentaries
    • CUAWRT502 Develop storylines and treatments
    • CUASOU407 Edit sound
    • CUASOU408 Edit dialogue
    • CUASOU410 Record sound on location
    • CUASOU411 Coordinate sound recording operations on location
    • CUASOU503 Develop sound designs
    • CUASOU504 Produce sound recordings
    • CUASOU505 Implement sound designs
    • CUASOU506 Create a final sound balance
    • CUASOU507 Compile music for soundtracks
    • CUAFIM401 Obtain revenue to support operations
    • CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
    • CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice
    • AHCBUS503A Negotiate and monitor contracts
    • AHCILM306A Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols
    • BSBATSIC411 Communicate with the community
    • BSBATSIC412 Maintain and protect cultural values in the organisation
    • BSBATSIL413 Review and apply the constitution
    • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
    • BSBCOM501 Identify and interpret compliance requirements
    • BSBCON401 Work effectively in a business continuity context
    • BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
    • BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
    • BSBDES501 Implement design solutions
    • BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
    • BSBGOV405 Undertake the roles and responsibilities of committee or board members
    • BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
    • BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment, selection and induction processes
    • BSBINN501 Establish systems that support innovation
    • BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
    • BSBINT401 Research international business opportunities
    • BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright
    • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
    • BSBMKG413 Promote products and services
    • BSBMKG527 Plan social media engagement
    • BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
    • BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement
    • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
    • BSBPUB503 Manage fundraising and sponsorship activities
    • BSBREL401 Establish networks
    • BSBRKG502 Manage and monitor business or records systems
    • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
    • BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
    • BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances
    • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
    • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks
    • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
    • BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
    • BSBWRT501 Write persuasive copy
    • CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
    • CPCCLRG3001S Licence to perform rigging basic level
    • CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
    • CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
    • CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level
    • ICTDBS504 Integrate database with a website
    • ICTDMT501 Incorporate and edit digital video
    • ICTGAM525 Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games
    • ICTPRG418 Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
    • ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
    • ICTWEB505 Develop complex web page layouts
    • ICTWEB506 Develop complex cascading style sheets
    • LGACOM409A Prepare tender documentation


    From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


    Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.