Course Start Date
02 Feb 2021
26 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
Wednesday, 11, 18 & 25 November 2020 | 12.30pm to 1.30pm | Online Information Sessions, use Google Chrome. Link for Wednesday sessions: https://bit.ly/2RnRM66
Wednesday, 02, 09 & 16 December 2020 | 12.30pm to 1.30pm | Online Information Sessions, use Google Chrome. Link for Wednesday sessions: https://bit.ly/2RnRM66
Friday, 13, 20 & 27 November 2020 | 12.30pm to 1.30pm | Online Information Sessions, use Google Chrome. Link for Friday sessions: https://bit.ly/2FzzonP
Friday, 04, 11 & 18 December 2020 | 12.30pm to 1.30pm | Online Information Sessions, use Google Chrome. Link for Friday sessions: https://bit.ly/2FzzonP
Friday, 13, 20 & 27 November 2020 | 10.30pm to 12.00pm | Newcastle Campus, Building D, Level 1, Room D1.08
Friday, 04 & 11 December 2020 | 10.30pm to 12.00pm | Newcastle Campus, Building D, Level 1, Room D1.08
This is a full time blended delivery day course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 22.2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including writing music, creating sound bytes, researching film and gaming sound design techniques and/or participating in a range of independent creative projects.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- want to work in the creative industries
- have a background in audio, podcasting or writing
- would like to develop skills in digital story-telling using Ambisonics - a method for recording, mixing and playing back three-dimensional 360-degree audio, used in VR and gaming
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 you are unsure of your level of knowledge and experience, other study options are available to support your creative studies.
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
Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available at the Information Sessions. 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 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
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9.30am to 5.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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?
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
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.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.
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|BSBCRT401||Articulate, present and debate ideas|
|BSBSMB301||Investigate micro business opportunities|
|CUASOU302||Compile and replay audio material|
|CUAPPR405||Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work|
|CUAIND401||Extend expertise in specialist creative fields|
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|CUAAIR402||Present a wide range of material on air|
|CUAPPM404||Produce programs and program segments|
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|CUAWRT403||Write narration and material for current affairs, features and documentaries|
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