Offering Info

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

  • National Course Code: CUA60615
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA60615-01V01-20WLG-030

Location – Wollongong

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

03 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week



36 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: - Industry experience and/or completion of Certificate IV in Screen and Media or higher.

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.
Date: Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong, UOW Innovation Campus, Digital Media Centre, Lab 1.


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 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including (Private study, work experience and research, assignment preparation.)


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Students will either come from working in industry, school leavers or have completed previous studies in educational screen programs such as the Certificate IV or Diploma of Screen and Media. These students will want to extend existing skills in camera work for film/tv, video and audio editing, writing content for screen and media and animation in preparation for working independently in the screen and media industry.


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 will run over three days in the week. Timetables will be confirmed in early 2020


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.


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources:

  • access to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite for completion of tasks and software skills.

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
20WLG00786 S&S VSL UOS 1 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media 03 Feb 2020 09 Apr 2020 02 Mar 2020 $965.00
20WLG00789 S&S VSL UOS 2 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media 27 Apr 2020 19 Jun 2020 01 Jun 2020 $965.00
20WLG00792 S&S VSL UOS 3 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media 20 Jul 2020 25 Sep 2020 03 Aug 2020 $965.00
20WLG00795 S&S VSL UOS 4 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media 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
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
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects
CUAANM503 Design animation and digital visual effects
CUALGT504 Develop lighting designs
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice
CUADRT604 Devise camera coverage
CUAPOS501 Edit complex screen productions
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
CUASOU505 Implement sound designs
CUASOU602 Manage production of sound recordings
CUAPPM603 Plan and manage film and media pre-production
CUAPPM502 Realise productions
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.

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Course Location

Foleys Lane, North Wollongong
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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