Course Start Date
16 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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
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
- 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This course is superseded.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.
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
This is a full time combination course. You must attend approximately 16 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 16 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.
The course will run 2 days a week for 18 weeks.
Students participate in a combination of virtual learning sessions (CORE SUBJECTS) and on-campus classes (PRACTICAL SUBJECTS).
To complete this course students must independently engage in creative industry activities such working on scripts, listening and reviewing podcasts, researching stories, developing podcast ideas, participating in independent, digitally based creative projects.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who
- want to work in the creative industries, develop skills to create podcasts and gain skills in editing audio, writing techniques, and creating digital content.
Students will be engaged in a combination of online learning for the compulsory theory components of the course and on-campus classes for all practical learning. With the relaxed COVID-19 restrictions continuing in Newcastle, we can ensure that you will be on-campus for 80% of your training.
If students are unsure of their level of music knowledge and experience, other study options are available such as Certificate II in Music Industry to support your Music training.
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
- Multicultural Support
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 Monday and Tuesday 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?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Students are required to bring their own set of wired headphones each day to class.
- NO buds or wireless headphones permitted.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
|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|
|BSBDIV301||Work effectively with diversity|
|CUAAIR201||Develop techniques for presenting information on air|
|CUAAIR301||Present programs on air|
|CUAPPM302||Plan and prepare program content|
|CUARES201||Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication|
|CUASOU204||Mix sound in a broadcasting environment|
|CUASOU305||Compile audio material for broadcast|
|CUAWRT301||Write content for a range of media|
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.
Ourimbah (Creating Podcasts)
Phone 131 601
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