Offering Info

Diploma of Screen and Media

  • National Course Code: CUA51015
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA51015-01V02-21RDW-001

Location – Randwick (Film & TV Production)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

08 Feb 2021

Study Commitment

27.6 Hours per week


36 Weeks

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

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate the work of self and/or team in the film, television, radio and interactive media industries.

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


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:

  • completed the Certificate IV Screen and Media focused on Film and TV Production, or have equivalent knowledge and experience

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

English language proficiency (both written and spoken);
Basic level of computer literacy;
To have access to a smart phone or similar device (a limited number of suitable devices are available to borrow from the Library);
To work to deadlines, and receive constructive critical feedback about your work and performance;
To prioritise time to consume a range of media, including news.

To register for an information session, head to Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!


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

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, 8 December 2020 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 6:30pm to 7:30pm


Come in and see our Film and TV teaching facilities and get advice on your studies and career.
The location is: Randwick Campus, Building B, Level 1, Room B1.41
Dates and Times:
Monday 7 December 2020, 3:00-4:30pm
Monday 18 January 2020, 3:00-4:30pm


This is a full time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 27.6 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 36 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 7.1 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 Diploma is designed for people who have completed the Certificate IV Screen and Media focused on Film and TV Production, or have equivalent knowledge and experience. You will build on your existing skills to become much better 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 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media focused on Film and TV, and raise your skills to a professional level.

For help please call Customer Service on 131 601, or click the Enquire Now button near the top of this page, and ask for Head Teacher Huseyin Turem.


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

  • Equipment borrowing rights are available for Film and TV students.
  • Students are given industry exposure through teachers and guest lecturers who have a wealth of film and television experience and field trips.
  • Randwick Film and 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
  • 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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


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?


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.

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.


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

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
21RDW00445 UOS 1-CUA51015-21RDW-001-SSVSL 08 Feb 2021 23 Apr 2021 06 Apr 2021 $1,015.00
21RDW00448 UOS 2-CUA51015-21RDW-001-SSVSL 27 Apr 2021 02 Jul 2021 07 Jun 2021 $1,015.00
21RDW00451 UOS 3-CUA51015-21RDW-001-SSVSL 05 Jul 2021 17 Sep 2021 02 Aug 2021 $1,015.00
21RDW00454 UOS 4-CUA51015-21RDW-001-SSVSL 13 Sep 2021 26 Nov 2021 05 Oct 2021 $1,015.00

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.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
Elective Units
Number Title
CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects
CUAPPM407 Create storyboards
CUADRT501 Direct rehearsals of performers
CUAPOS501 Edit complex screen productions
BSBREL401 Establish networks
BSBDES501 Implement design solutions
CUALGT402 Implement lighting designs
CUAPPM508 Manage locations for film and media productions
CUAPPM502 Realise productions
CUACAM501 Shoot material for screen productions under special conditions
CUAWRT401 Edit texts
CUASOU503 Develop sound designs

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.

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Course Location

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

Fees information

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