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Certificate IV in Screen and Media

  • National Course Code: CUA41215
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA41215-01V01-21RDW-003

Location – Randwick (Film & TV Production)

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

27 Hours per week

Duration

17 Weeks

  • 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.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Create 3D digital animations and prepare video assets
  • Design, apply, maintain and remove make-up
  • Develop techniques for presenting to camera
  • Write narration and material for current affairs, features and documentaries

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • A design mindset with the ability to think critically
  • Great communication and storytelling skills
  • The ability to take direction

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

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

Career opportunities:

  • Assistant producer
  • Wigmaker
  • Make-up artist (creative)
  • Floor manager (film and television)
  • Assistant director
  • Digital artist
  • Special effects operator
  • Lighting supervisor (productions)
  • Screen laboratory technician
  • Website designer
  • Animator
  • Editor (film and television)
  • Camera operator
  • Media announcer
  • Multimedia graphic designer
  • Radio producer

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma in Screen and Media
  • Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media

This course is superseded.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 qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship

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

  • Be employed in the screen and media 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:

  • A passion for being creative
  • A desire to move into one of these exciting creative fields: animation, digital media, film and TV production, sound design, radio journalism or radio broadcasting, social media
  • An interest in, or understanding of, the skills and knowledge required in industry
  • Completed a Certificate III in Screen and Media or have equivalent industry experience

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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, you will need:

  • You will need a medium level of computer skills and the ability to work well with others. It helps if you enjoy watching movies, TV shows and YouTube, and are keen to working in one of those areas.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 22 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 17 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including in addition to structured classes, you will need to engage in self-paced study, research and practice at home or on campus to adequately develop and refine your practical projects and assignments.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

Do you want to work in the Film and TV industry? With no prior experience, this is your chance to learn script writing shooting, lighting, shooting, camera work, production, editing, working on a team, and the basics of the Film and TV business. Upon successful completion, you can progress to Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media focused on Film and TV, and raise your skills to a professional level.

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.
Attendance may be required at Ultimo Campus.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • Equipment borrowing rights are available for Film & TV students.
  • Students are given industry exposure through teachers and guest lecturers who have a wealth of film & television experience and field trips.
  • Randwick Film & TV supports students career opportunities and will communicate worthwhile job opportunities made available through our industry links.
  • Online and blended learning offers additional out of class support for international students and others who benefit from reflective and self-paced learning.

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, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 4:00pm, and Tuesday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. 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

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
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
Elective Units
Number Title
CUAWRT302 Write simple stories
BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright
CUACAM301 Shoot material for screen productions
CUASOU410 Record sound on location
CUADIG301 Prepare video assets
CUAPPM302 Plan and prepare program content
CUAPOS201 Perform basic vision and sound editing
CUAANM403 Create titles for screen productions
CUALGT303 Install and test lighting equipment
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief

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

Randwick, Main Campus
Corner of Darley Road & King Street, Randwick
Phone 131 601

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