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Offering Info

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

  • National Course Code: CUA60615
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA60615-01V01-20ULT-209

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus (Radio and Journalism)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

19 Hours per week

Duration

16 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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.

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:

  • completed the Diploma Screen and Media, or have equivalent experience in journalism, radio or content making for one or more platforms.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:
-Diploma standard or higher understanding of media;
-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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS (Radio & Journalism)

Date Time Location
Wednesday, 24 June 12:30pm
Wednesday, 24 June 6:30pm
Wednesday, 1 July 12:30pm
Wednesday, 1 July 6:30pm
Wednesday, 22 July 12:30pm
Wednesday, 22 July 6:30pm
Wednesday, 29 July 12:30pm
Wednesday, 29 July 6:30pm

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Need more information? You can see a lot more about our Radio, Journalism, Media courses at: https://tafensw.info/ultimo-media . Please see updates on our info session at https://tafensw.info/ultimo-media-info-sessions

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 19 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 16 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 9.5 hours of other study per week.

This course requires a high degree of self management of work. In addition to structured classes, you will need to engage in self-paced study, research and practice at home or on campus to adequately develop and refine your practical projects and assessments. This study and research includes both consuming news and other media content (social media, listening to the radio, watching video and TV), as well as making media content (writing scripts and articles, taking photos, recording audio and video).


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

RADIO and JOURNALISM is the focus of this Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

This Advanced Diploma is designed for people who have completed the Diploma of Screen and Media focused on Radio Broadcasting or focused on Journalsim, or have equivalent knowledge and experience. If you are unsure whether this course is the right level for you, please call 131 601

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

We highly recommend you email us to receive instant updates and more information.

FREE SAMPLE CLASS in RADIO, JOURNALISM and MEDIA
Log in and try a free class online to gain some useful skills and see how much you enjoy this. You will also learn about career paths in Radio Broadcasting, Media and Journalism.
For the link please email us.
Be sure to put these free classes in your calendar:
Wednesday 22 July, 9:30am to 12:30pm

SERVICES AND STUDY 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

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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am 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

There are minimal other costs and materials required to successfully complete this course. Ad hoc expenses may include the purchase of smart phone apps, or entry fees for excursions. The total of these costs are not expected to exceed $50 for the duration of the course.

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
CUAPPR603 Engage in the business of creative practice
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAPPR605 Evolve ideas for professional creative work
Elective Units
Number Title
CUADIG501 Coordinate the testing of interactive media products
CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans
BSBMKG608 Develop organisational marketing objectives
BSBPMG601 Direct the integration of projects
CUAWRT602 Edit scripts
BSBDES501 Implement design solutions
BSBINN801 Lead innovative thinking and practice
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
CUAPPM502 Realise productions
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
CUAIND601 Work professionally in the creative arts industry
CUAWRT601 Write scripts

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

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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