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Offering Info

Certificate III in Screen and Media

  • National Course Code: CUA31015
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA31015-01V02-22LIS-001

Location – Lismore

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

16 Hours per week

Duration

18 weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Screen and Media equips you with the foundational skills to explore a career in the creative entertainment industry. Gain a solid introduction to a range of screen and media fields, discover your artistic niche and be a part of the creative future.

FOCUS YOUR STUDY

Depending on your career goals and your preferred campus, you can choose your area of creative interest with these focus areas:

  • Film and television
  • Video and animation
  • Podcasting and digital storytelling
  • Film and screen
  • Game design

Check study locations below to view your options.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Use lighting, camera and audio
  • Apply design principles to digital 2D and 3D work
  • Perform animation techniques, digital 3D modelling and construction
  • Design games
  • Draw to express ideas and stories
  • Operate within work, health and safety principles

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A design mindset
  • Creative problem solving
  • Teamwork skills
  • Communication

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Animation, special effects or camera assistant
  • Lighting technician (productions)
  • Multimedia content author
  • Editing or production assistant (film and television)
  • Technical production assistant (radio)
  • Game designer

GROW YOUR CAREER

Progress your screen and media career with the:

  • Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • Diploma of Screen and Media
  • Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
  • Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation with TAFE NSW Degrees

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol today.

Traineeship

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Screen and Media as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in the course as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the music industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • An interest in entering the film and television, radio, animation, video, specialist make-up, special effects, web design and/or gaming industries
  • Some ability to draw or illustrate is helpful, though not necessary
  • An interest or experience in radio, animation, film and television, make-up, digital or web design is helpful, either at through studies at school or self-taught

If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.

BE PREPARED

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

  • An interest in entering the film and television, radio, animation, video, specialist make-up, special effects, web design and/or gaming industries
  • Some ability to draw or illustrate is helpful, though not necessary
  • Some limited experience is helpful, either at school or self-taught

If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course offering, it is important that you have:

  • General computing skills, as this course requires operating computers to edit video and audio content.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 16 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 13 hours of additional. This additoinal study could include private study,work placement and research.

This course will run 3 days a week, for 18 weeks.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Have completed year 10 with creative experience.
  • Graduates from Screen and Media short courses.
  • Existing workers who would like to develop and extend their skills or their qualifications.
  • Predominantly these students have artistic and/or creative flare. This may be in the areas of creative writing, performance, music, photography or video camera operation or digital creativity.
  • All student have an interest in screen based media and the video production process.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

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

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 Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with Day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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

  • an external USB HDD or SSD for backups of their footage / projects and a set up headphones with a 3.5mm mini jack plug for use when editing and when using a video camera.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAIND301 Work effectively in the creative arts industry
Elective Units
Number Title
CUACAM201 Assist with a basic camera shoot
CUACAM301 Shoot material for screen productions
CUADIG301 Prepare video assets
CUALGT201 Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge
CUAPOS201 Perform basic vision and sound editing
CUASOU203 Assist with sound recordings
CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media
CUAAIR401 Conduct interviews

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

Lismore
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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