Offering Info

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

  • National Course Code: CUA60615
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA60615-01V01-20RDW-103

Location – Randwick, Main Campus (Film and TV Production and Business)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

17 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week



35 Weeks

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

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who analyse, design and execute judgements using wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual or managerial competencies in the film, television, radio and interactive media industries. Their knowledge base may be specialised or broad. These individuals are often accountable for group outcomes.

Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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 have:

  • completed the Diploma of Screen & Media focused on film and TV production or have equivalent academic and/or industry experience.
  • Most learners are expected to have a medium level of literacy and to work independently with little supervision. The learner group will have pre-existing knowledge and skills in the areas covered in the Diploma of Screen & Media (Film) including camera, editing, audio, production, writing.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.


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

Attend one of the following information sessions to meet with teaching staff, discuss the courses, and get help with enrolment, at TAFE NSW Randwick Campus, Cnr Darley Rd and King St, Building B, Level 1, Room B.140, at the following times:
Monday 18 November, 6:30pm
Monday 9 December, 6:30pm
Monday 20 January, 6:30pm
Monday 3 February, 6:30pm

Come in for free sample classes in Short Film Making, as well as career advice and enrolment help at TAFE NSW Randwick Campus, Cnr Darley Rd and King St, Building B, Level 1, Room B.140, at the following times:
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Tuesday 21 January 2020, 9:30am to 12:30pm

It?s all happening at TAFE NSW INFOFEST, so keep an eye out for updates and register to attend at

If you're unable to attend and would like to schedule an alternative time to visit, please phone Customer Service on 131 601 or email us at


This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 15 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 35 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 11 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:

Are wishing to begin a career in the film and TV industry and work in various film and TV departments such as camera, lighting, production, editing and script writing. This course, delivered at Randwick TAFE, has a film and TV focus.


The timetable may include Saturday and weekday and evening classes. You will be expected to undertake unsupervised activities including research, private study and assessment preparation (approx. 8 hours a week). Your timetable is subject to change at short notice based on availability of rooms/equipment, teacher availability and educational requirements, and will be emailed to you prior to the first class.

By attending this course you will drastically increase your skills and knowledge in directing, cinematography, camera operation, editing, screen writing, lighting, sound recording and overall producing. You will be shooting short films and docos in the studio and on location, and work on making a feature film. This course provides a pathway into the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media focused on Film & TV Production.


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

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday from 1.00pm to 9.00pm 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.

The loan cap for this course is $0,000. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each Unit of Study is $0,000, and you will need to directly pay the remaining $0,000 for each Unit of Study.

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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.


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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
20RDW00459 UOS 1-CUA60615-20RDW-103-SSVSL 17 Feb 2020 09 Apr 2020 06 Apr 2020 $965.00
20RDW00464 UOS 2-CUA60615-20RDW-103-SSVSL 27 Apr 2020 19 Jun 2020 01 Jun 2020 $965.00
20RDW00467 UOS 3-CUA60615-20RDW-103-SSVSL 20 Jul 2020 25 Sep 2020 03 Aug 2020 $965.00
20RDW00470 UOS 4-CUA60615-20RDW-103-SSVSL 12 Oct 2020 04 Dec 2020 02 Nov 2020 $965.00

Applying 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. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Core Units
Number Title
CUAPPR605 Evolve ideas for professional creative work
CUAPPR603 Engage in the business of creative practice
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Elective Units
Number Title
CUASOU503 Develop sound designs
CUAPPM603 Plan and manage film and media pre-production
CUAPOS502 Perform primary and secondary colour correction
CUALGT504 Develop lighting designs
CUADRT605 Collaborate with editors during post-production
CUADRT604 Devise camera coverage
CUADRT603 Direct screen production crews
CUADRT602 Audition and select performers
CUADRT601 Establish the creative vision for screen productions
CUADRT502 Direct performers for screen productions
BSBPMG601 Direct the integration of projects
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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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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