Offering Info

Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Interactive Media)

  • National Course Code: CUA41215
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA41215-02V01-20ULT-181

Location – Ultimo (focused on Animation and Visual Effects)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

25.5 Hours per week


17 Weeks

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

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use basic skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts in the screen, media and entertainment industries. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work

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.

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. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

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.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • ANIMATION and VISUAL EFFECTS are the focus of this Certificate IV in Screen and Media. There is no pre-requisite.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Most learners are expected to have a medium level of computer skills, literacy and to work independently with little supervision.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building M, Mary Ann St, Ultimo, Level 3, Room M3.8


Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building M, Mary Ann St, Ultimo, Level 3, Room M3.8


Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building M, Mary Ann St, Ultimo, Level 3, Room M3.8.


Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building M, Mary Ann St, Ultimo, Level 3, Room M3.8


This is a full time, mixed mode course. You will need to attend approximately 25.5 hours of class, over 3-4 days a week, for 17 weeks/ 4 months.

You may also be required to complete approximately 12.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-paced study, research and practice at home or on campus to adequately develop and refine your practical projects and assignments.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • This course, delivered at Ultimo TAFE, has an animation and visual effects focus and is aimed at people wishing to begin a career in the digital, animation and interactive media industry and work in various roles including graphic designer, web designer, 3D modeller, 3D animator, data wrangler and digital media generalist. The geographic location of the college and ease of transport attracts students from all over Sydney.


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
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. The timetable may include day and evening classes plus online learning.


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?


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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 your chosen 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.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

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
CUAANM301 Create 2D digital animations
CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models
CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images
CUAPOS402 Manage media assets
CUAPPM407 Create storyboards
CUACAM301 Shoot material for screen productions
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUADIG301 Prepare video assets
CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects
CUAPOS502 Perform primary and secondary colour correction

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

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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