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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

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Study Commitment

23 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.


To be eligible for this course you will need to demonstrate that you have either:

  • Completed the Diploma of Screen and Media
  • Relevant experience in screen and media by submitting a portfolio

Your portfolio needs to include a short show reel with original work that demonstrates you can:

  • Apply visually interesting graphics and effects to a story
  • Produce projects using screen and media techniques
  • Produce projects that are either two-dimensional or three-dimensional focused
  • Apply and manipulate imagery, sound and light to produce an engaging visual story

Your skills and knowledge may have been acquired through screen and media work experience or through formal study.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Possess illustration skills for storyboard development
  • Have a passion for story telling
  • Be able to work in a team
  • Be passionate about all areas of screen and media
  • Be willing to work on a range of techniques and equipment commonly used in screen and media

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


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 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.


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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
  • 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 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.

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.

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.

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.


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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

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also 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.

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.

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

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