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0.5 Year


The Certificate IV in Screen and Media focused on Film and TV Production will equip you with a variety of in-demand skills across a broad range of screen and media technologies.

Learn the practices, expectations and roles that make this industry exciting and unique, and gain the practical experience you need to thrive as an assistant producer or director, floor manager for film or TV, camera operator, or film/TV editor.

The Certificate IV in Screen and Media focused on Film and TV Production has been designed in close consultation with industry to ensure you get the up-to-date and relevant skills you need to succeed. You will learn from industry experts and use your creativity to launch your screen and media career.


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Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Apply script language in authoring
  • Carry out television transmission operations
  • Develop storyboards
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Apply work health and safety practices
  • Investigate micro business opportunities


TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical learning. You will strengthen your practical skills in screen and media, including:

  • Editing dialogue and sound
  • Preparing audio and video assets
  • Maintaining broadcast equipment and facilities
  • Writing content for a range of media


Stand out in a global job market by developing a range of key soft skills that give you the confidence to work in a variety of screen and media settings:

  • Creative thinking and a design mindset
  • Critical and creative problem solving
  • Adaptability and self-management
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Communication and storytelling skills


The global media and entertainment market is expected to grow to AUD $3.86 trillion by the year 2023, with digital services expected to account for a growing share of industry revenue.

Consumer demand and a preference for medium and schedule customisation has led to an increase in personalised media interactions. This has contributed to strong industry growth and increased advertising revenue.

New technologies like virtual reality are becoming more affordable for consumers. This is resulting in wider industry adoption of the technology to elevate the gaming or streaming experience for users through high definition visual experiences, engaging visual effects and realistic animation.


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.

Academic Requirements:
English Language Requirements:
TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • A passion for being creative
  • A desire to enter the film and television, radio, animation, specialist make-up, special effects, web design or gaming industries
  • An interest in, or some experience of animation or video
  • A drive for capturing a story for screen or TV

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

As part of your learning you may be required to enter a film or television work site where set and stage construction, dogging and rigging take place.

In Australia, you need a specific licence (this licence is commonly knows as a White Card) to:

  • Enter a construction site
  • Carry out dogging or rigging work (operate plant machinery, cranes or hoists to move large loads)


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
St Leonards Feb , Jul A$12,530


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


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include::

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units 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 at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules Total number of units =13
  • 3 core units plus 10 elective units
  • Core Units
  • BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
  • BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
  • CUADIG301 Prepare video assets
  • CUABRD401 Carry out television transmission operations
  • CUACAM301 Shoot material for screen productions
  • CUACAM401 Shoot a wide range of screen content
  • CUACAM402 Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment
  • CUALGT402 Implement lighting designs
  • CUAPOS201 Perform basic vision and sound editing
  • CUAPPM411 Compile production schedules
  • CUAPPM302 Plan and prepare program content
  • CUASOU410 Record sound on location
  • CUASOU411 Coordinate location sound recording
  • CUAWRT302 Write simple stories


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


Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Screen and Media study pathway:

Be Recognised:

If you already have experience, skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning.


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.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.