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  • CUA31015

Certificate III in Screen and Media

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in the media with this entry-level course that will prepare you for an assistant role behind the camera, or in community radio.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Camera and Lighting Assistant
  • Community Radio Programmer and Presenter
  • Sound Technician
  • Media Professionals
  • Web Designer
COURSE OUTCOME

CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media

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Course overview

Course overview

Make a start on your career in the media with this entry-level course. This qualification will give you the foundation skills needed to work in a number of assistant roles in radio, film, sound, media, and web design. Research shows that creativity, communication and problem-solving will be some of the most desired skills in the future job market. This course will give you the core skills needed to work in both the creative industries and in corporate settings.

Learn the practical skills and knowledge to create content for a range of media and visual design components, follow the design process, and develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills. Our highly experienced and passionate teaching team have years of industry experience and will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to prepare you for a career in media.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a variety of roles as either a community radio programmer or presenter, camera and lighting assistant, sound technician, media professional, or web designer. It will also give you the core skills needed to undertake further study in the field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCRT301
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBWHS201
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAIND301
Work effectively in the creative arts industry

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Greater Brisbane
CUASOU202
Perform basic sound editing
CUACAM201
Assist with a basic camera shoot
ICTICT308
Use advanced features of computer applications
CUAPOS201
Perform basic vision and sound editing
CUASOU301
Undertake live audio operations
CUACAM301
Shoot material for screen productions
CUAANM402
Create digital visual effects
CUAWRT302
Write simple stories
CUALGT201
Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge
CUAACD201
Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUACAM302
Rig camera infrastructure
Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast - Film and TV Focus
CPCCOHS1001A
Work safely in the construction industry
CUASOU202
Perform basic sound editing
CUALGT201
Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge
CUASOU405
Record sound
CUAPOS201
Perform basic vision and sound editing
CUACAM201
Assist with a basic camera shoot
CUACAM301
Shoot material for screen productions
CUACAM302
Rig camera infrastructure
Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast - Multimedia Focus
CUAWRT301
Write content for a range of media
BSBDES201
Follow a design process
CUADIG201
Maintain interactive content
ICPPRP325
Create graphics using a graphics application
ICTWEB201
Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
ICTWEB302
Build simple websites using commercial programs
CUADIG201
Maintain interactive content
ICPPRP325
Create graphics using a graphics application
Gold Coast
CUADIG303
Produce and prepare photo images
CUADIG304
Create visual design components
CUADIG301
Prepare video assets
CUASOU304
Prepare audio assets
BSBDES303
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAANM303
Create 3D digital models
CUAANM302
Create 3D digital animations
ICTWEB302
Build simple websites using commercial programs

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Completion of Year 10 or mature age are the recommended entry requirements for this course.

Students should have sound computer skills.

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland