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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Screen and Media

  • National Course Code: CUA41215
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA41215-01V01-20OTE-020

Location – TAFE Digital

Study Type

Online

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

25 Hours per week

Duration

1 Year

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Screen and Media is designed to give you practical sought-after skills in your specialised screen and media area. Learn from experts and put your passion for creativity and storytelling to use in this dynamic and evolving field.

FOCUS YOUR STUDY

The Certificate IV in Screen and Media is offered with a unique focus area, depending on your location and career goals:

  • Film and television
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Animation and digital effects
  • Game development

Check study locations below to view your options.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Apply script language in authoring
  • Carry out television transmission operations
  • Create 3D digital animations
  • Develop storyboards
  • Edit dialogue and sound
  • Prepare audio and video assets
  • Write content for a range of media

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the soft skills you need to get ahead:

  • Creative thinking
  • Critical problem solving
  • Adaptability and self-management
  • Collaboration
  • Communication and storytelling

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A pathway to continue to specialise your study

Career opportunities:

  • Digital media artist
  • Specialist make-up artist
  • Assistant television director
  • Radio producer
  • Camera/lighting operator
  • Production coordinator

GROW YOUR CAREER

Progress your screen and media career with the:

  • Diploma of Screen and Media
  • Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Or, head into animation and VFX with the specialist TAFE NSW Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation.

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Screen and Media encompasses a range of sectors including video, gaming, animation, broadcasting, film and television and radio and all need skilled professionals. Stand out with a qualification from TAFE NSW.

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.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Screen and Media as either a traineeship or non-traineeship.

Non-traineeship

There are no TAFE NSW entry requirements for non-traineeship students in this qualification.

** Traineeship**

To be eligible for this course you must:

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

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

There are specific licensing requirements that are necessary if you are entering a worksite where dogging and rigging or construction is required. In this qualification, worksites may include film and television or outside broadcasts.

  1. 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
  1. The 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. Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

BE PREPARED

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

  • A passion for being creative
  • A desire to move into one of these exciting creative fields: animation, film and TV production, sound design, radio journalism or radio broadcasting
  • An interest in, or basic understanding of, the skills and knowledge required in industry
  • An interest in, or some introductory experience of, animation or video
  • A drive for capturing a story for screen or TV

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 successfully complete this course, TAFE Digital recommends that you have reliable Internet access.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 19 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 1 year.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

You can also expect to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including direct one-to-one contact via email and phone; assignment preparation and research; additional practice and review questions.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • want to gain knowledge and experience in gathering information for writing stories and presenting to wide ranging audiences. This will lead to further career and study opportunities in screen and media.
  • want to start a career or upskill in the screen and media industry

The skills and experience needed to successfully study this course include:

  • medium level digital skills
  • sound language and literacy skills
  • good time management skills
  • medium level organisational skills, to take responsibility for following the timetable and managing the study schedule

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • access to Smarthinking and online tutorials and webinars as well as LinkedIn learning tutorials

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

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

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?

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.

For further information on fees and charges, please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

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Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Core Units
Number Title
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
Elective Units
Number Title
CUAAIR302 Develop techniques for presenting to camera
CUAAIR401 Conduct interviews
CUAAIR402 Present a wide range of material on air
CUACAM301 Shoot material for screen productions
CUARES402 Conduct research
CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media
CUAWRT302 Write simple stories
CUAWRT401 Edit texts
CUAWRT402 Write extended stories
CUAWRT403 Write narration and material for current affairs, features and documentaries

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.

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Course Location

TAFE DIGITAL
Phone 131 601

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