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Offering Info

Diploma of Screen and Media

  • National Course Code: CUA51015
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA51015-01V02-21NEP-209

Location – Nepean, Kingswood

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

13 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally recognised Diploma of Screen and Media equips you with the skills you need to pursue a wide range of roles in the screen and media industry. Specialise in film and TV production, radio broadcasts, podcasts, digital animation, sound or game design as you level up your career.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Edit video and audio
  • Create digital animations
  • Operate cameras
  • Direct creative projects
  • Manage post production
  • Develop scripts
  • Record sound
  • Work within budgets
  • Effectively manage firm deadlines

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Creative thinking and a design mindset
  • Critical and creative problem solving
  • Adaptability and self-management
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Communication skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Filmmaker
  • Journalist
  • Post production editor
  • Radio presenter
  • Scriptwriter
  • Sound recordist
  • Television program producer
  • Radio/podcast producer
  • Camera operator
  • Animation designer
  • SFX designer
  • Games designer or developer

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
  • Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation

This course is superseded.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 Diploma of 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 you have:

  • Completed a Certificate III or IV in Screen and Media, or equivalent formal study or industry experience
  • A collaborative and positive approach to teamwork
  • An aptitude for both technical and creative work
  • The capacity to work occasional early and late hours

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

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

  • that you have the educational level to complete diploma level study. This can be shown through the completion of an industry related course or experience and undertaking an LLN indicator.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to complete the CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media and/or CUA4125 - Certificate IV Screen and Media or have current industry experience and complete all allocated tasks within assessments and undertaken learning.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time course. You will need to attend approximately 11 hours of class, 2 days a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assignment preparation.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • have completed CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media and/or CUA41215 Certificate IV Screen and Media or be working in the industry previously and want to gain formal qualification. Are looking for qualifications to gain entry into the animation or film and television industry. School leavers or those looking for a career change.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander Student Support and services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

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 Thursday from 6.00pm to 9.00pm and Saturdays from 9.00am to 4.00pm. 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.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You may need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Portable hard drive to store student work
  • SD Card for capture classes.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud student subscription for use off-campus - Free
  • Purchase of tickets and travel to selected industry seminars and excursions

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

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
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Elective Units
Number Title
CUASOU408 Edit dialogue
BSBMKG527 Plan social media engagement
CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations
CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects
CUAANM501 Create 3D digital character animation
CUAANM502 Create 3D digital environments
CUAANM503 Design animation and digital visual effects
CUACAM401 Shoot a wide range of screen content
CUADIG505 Design information architecture
CUADIG506 Design interaction
CUAPOS401 Edit screen content for fast turnaround
CUASOU407 Edit sound

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

Nepean, Kingswood
Great Western Highway, Kingswood
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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