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Offering Info

Diploma of Screen and Media

  • National Course Code: CUA51015
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA51015-01V02-22RDW-010

Location – Randwick (Cinematography, Lighting, Sound)

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

Enquire Now

Study Commitment

24 Hours per week

Duration

34 weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • 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This course is superseded.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:

  • 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.

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.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 24 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 5 days a week for 34 weeks.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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.

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 Saturday with morning classes and Thursday and Friday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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.

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
CUACAM401 Shoot a wide range of screen content
CUACAM404 Pull focus
CUACAM501 Shoot material for screen productions under special conditions
CUADRT501 Direct rehearsals of performers
CUADRT502 Direct performers for screen productions
CUALGT402 Implement lighting designs
CUAPOS402 Manage media assets
CUAPOS501 Edit complex screen productions
CUAPPM407 Create storyboards
CUAPPM502 Realise productions
CUASOU411 Coordinate sound recording operations on location
CUAWRT401 Edit texts

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 (Cinematography, Lighting, Sound)
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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