Offering Info

Certificate III in Screen and Media

  • National Course Code: CUA31015
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA31015-01V02-20NEP-107

Location – Nepean, Kingswood

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

27 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator in digital video, radio and online content creation, or a skilled assistant in the film and television production services who applies a broad range of competencies in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work
The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels:
CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level
CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level.

National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work

Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Enrolment is online and no pre-requisites or portfolio is required at this level.

To successfully complete this course:

  • Learners are required to have basic literacy and numeracy skills and basic computer skills on entry to this course. These skills will be obtained at school level as all learners will have at least year 10 or equivalent.
  • We require learners to sit an LLN assessment before the start of classes. If they do not have the required levels, we ask them to complete further preliminary study which adds to the volume of learning.
  • The program has been developed for full time student and will be delivered over 18 weeks, 18 hours per week in class, 3 days per week face to face (including workplace simulations) and some blended delivery.
  • The delivery and content of this course has been discussed with industry who support the amount of hours of learning for this qualification.
  • Other supervised activities include - homework, excursions, field trips, industry talks, studio classes, Moodle forums, tasks & projects.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Monday, 4 November 2019
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Location: Kingswood Campus, Building T, Level G, Room 9,10.11


This is a Full Time course. You will need to attend approximately 27 hours of class, 2-3 days a week for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 20 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assignment preparation.


This course offering is designed for people wanting a career in the screen, media and entertainment industries.

They are usually school leavers, but some are seeking a career change.

Once complete, learners could enrol into the course CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media and then CUA60615 Adv Diploma of Screen and Media.

At the completion of this qualification the learners may work in many different commercial and community contexts across film, television and digital media.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course:

TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services.

Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

Scheduled on Wednesday from 9.30 am - 3.30 pm and Thursday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher. Days of attendance depends on staff availability and number of classes.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study.

Students are required to purchase the following resources prior to commencing the course:

  • A4 Visual Arts Diary
  • Portable hard drive
  • Portable Headphones
  • black fineliner, sketch pencils and eraser
  • A4 folder with plastic sleeves to store handouts

Students should have access to a computer or laptop with appropriate software for using outside of class time.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
CUAIND301 Work effectively in the creative arts industry
Elective Units
Number Title
CUACAM201 Assist with a basic camera shoot
CUASOU305 Compile audio material for broadcast
CUAANM301 Create 2D digital animations
CUADIG304 Create visual design components
CUALGT201 Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUASOU202 Perform basic sound editing
CUADIG301 Prepare video assets

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Nepean, Kingswood
Great Western Highway, Kingswood
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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