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Certificate IV in Screen and Media

National Course Code: CUA41215

TAFE NSW Course Number: CUA41215-01V01

Nominal Hours: 604

Full Fee: $11,420
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,310

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Screen and Media is designed to give you practical sought-after skills in your specialised screen and media area. Learn from experts and put your passion for creativity and storytelling to use in this dynamic and evolving field.

FOCUS YOUR STUDY

The Certificate IV in Screen and Media is offered with a unique focus area, depending on your location and career goals:

  • Film and television
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Animation and digital effects
  • Game development

Check study locations below to view your options.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Apply script language in authoring
  • Carry out television transmission operations
  • Create 3D digital animations
  • Develop storyboards
  • Edit dialogue and sound
  • Prepare audio and video assets
  • Write content for a range of media

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the soft skills you need to get ahead:

  • Creative thinking
  • Critical problem solving
  • Adaptability and self-management
  • Collaboration
  • Communication and storytelling

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A pathway to continue to specialise your study

Career opportunities:

  • Digital media artist
  • Specialist make-up artist
  • Assistant television director
  • Radio producer
  • Camera/lighting operator
  • Production coordinator

GROW YOUR CAREER

Progress your screen and media career with the:

  • Diploma of Screen and Media
  • Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Or, head into animation and VFX with the specialist TAFE NSW Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation.

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Screen and Media encompasses a range of sectors including video, gaming, animation, broadcasting, film and television and radio – and all need skilled professionals. Stand out with a qualification from TAFE NSW.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 19 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 1 year.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

You can also expect to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including direct one-to-one contact via email and phone; assignment preparation and research; additional practice and review questions.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Screen and Media as either a traineeship or non-traineeship.

Non-traineeship

There are no TAFE NSW entry requirements for non-traineeship students in this qualification.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

There are specific licensing requirements that are necessary if you are entering a worksite where dogging and rigging or construction is required. In this qualification, worksites may include film and television or outside broadcasts.

1. The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels:

  • CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
  • CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
  • CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level

2. The National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work
Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.

Are there any additional entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

To successfully complete this course, TAFE Digital recommends that you have reliable Internet access.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

BE PREPARED

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

  • A passion for being creative
  • A desire to move into one of these exciting creative fields: animation, film and TV production, sound design, radio journalism or radio broadcasting
  • An interest in, or basic understanding of, the skills and knowledge required in industry
  • An interest in, or some introductory experience of, animation or video
  • A drive for capturing a story for screen or TV

BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
CUARES402 Conduct research
CUAWRT403 Write narration and material for current affairs, features and documentaries
CUAAIR302 Develop techniques for presenting to camera
CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
CUAAIR402 Present a wide range of material on air
CUAWRT401 Edit texts
CUAAIR401 Conduct interviews
CUAWRT302 Write simple stories
CUACAM301 Shoot material for screen productions
CUAWRT402 Write extended stories

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1,980
Second qualification$2,310
Concession$240
Non-government subsidised fee$11,420

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.

For further information on fees and charges, please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Enrolling 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. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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