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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Screen and Media

  • National Course Code: CUA41215
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA41215-01V01-21STL-219

Location – St Leonards (Film & TV Production)

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

13.5 Hours per week

Duration

34 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This course is superseded.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:

  • Sufficient literacy skills to read and write scripts as well as basic to intermediate computer skills.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Log into one of the following information sessions to meet with teaching staff, get course and career advice, as well as help with enrolment.
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Date Time Location
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm or 6:00pm to 7:00pm tafensw.info/join-StLeonards-filmtvsound-info-session
Wednesday,16 June 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm or 6:00pm to 7:00pm tafensw.info/join-StLeonards-filmtvsound-info-session
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm or 6:00pm to 7:00pm tafensw.info/join-StLeonards-filmtvsound-info-session
Monday, 12 July 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm or 6:30pm to 7:30pm tafensw.info/join-StLeonards-filmtvsound-info-session

Come in and try a free class to gain some useful skills and learn about career paths in Film & TV, at St Leonards Campus, in Studio B. Two session times available, be sure to put these in your calendar:
Monday 21 June 2021, 10:00am to 1:00pm

We will be running a free short course in Film Production that runs for 5 days on June 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30. Look for Statement of Attainment in Short Film Production on tafensw.edu.au.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part-Time Evening, Face to Face course. You will be required to attend 2-3 nights per week as well as some Saturdays throughout Semester 2. Your timetable will be issued two weeks prior to course commencement, and attendance pattern may change between Term 1 and Term 2. Please note attendance days and times are indicitave only and may vary depending which group you are allocated to. Please also note that some classes may be run online via MS Teams with live teacher and classmates, as well as the TAFE NSW Moodle online learning platform. You may also be required to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research, practice and assignments.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

Do you want to work in the Film and TV industry? This is your chance to gain skills, knowledge and experience at script writing shooting, lighting, shooting, camera work, production, editing, working on a team, as well as the business side of the Film and TV. Upon successful completion, you can progress to Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media focused on Film and TV.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

TAFE NSW offers free tutorial support service to all TAFE NSW learners, and further support services include:

  • SmartThinking online access to a real life tutor
  • Library and the Flexible Learning Centre
  • Access to tutorials on LinkedIn Learning
  • Access to Microsoft Office 365

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, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6.00pm to 9.00pm and Saturday from 9:30am to 12:30pm. 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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You are required to purchase a portable USB hard drive for storage of your files. Details of this will be provided by your class teacher. You will also be required to wear covered shoes when working in the studios.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

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

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
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
Elective Units
Number Title
CUABRD401 Carry out television transmission operations
CUACAM301 Shoot material for screen productions
CUACAM402 Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment
CUADIG301 Prepare video assets
CUALGT402 Implement lighting designs
CUAPOS201 Perform basic vision and sound editing
CUAPPM302 Plan and prepare program content
CUAPPM411 Compile production schedules
CUASOU410 Record sound on location
CUAWRT302 Write simple stories

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

St Leonards
213 Pacific Highway, St Leonards
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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