Get ahead in the world of media! Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Media is an accredited film and radio course tailored to young people who are interested in media and may have experienced homelessness or educational disadvantage.
This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers and has flexible entry points.
Start your career in media
The course runs from Monday to Wednesday during the school term and on completion, students will have the potential to move into an industry traineeship. The curriculum is focused on video production, radio broadcasting and photography and all students participate in presenting a weekly radio show for SYN 90.7 FM. As well as radio, students work on individual film and photography projects, gaining hands-on experience in media creation.
A practical start in the media industry
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Media will give you experience working on real-life projects, Youthworx Media has partnered with Melbourne Polytechnic to deliver the course and the program runs out of a newly established media training studio in Brunswick.
Students work with a mixed team of professional media-makers, trained educators and committed youth workers. Our aim is to help students onto pathways towards self-determination and sustainable livelihoods.
Support from Melbourne Polytechnic’s dedicated Youth Unit
You will be part of Melbourne Polytechnic’s unique Youth Unit, with our expert teachers who specialise in working with young people. You will also benefit from Melbourne Polytechnic’s strong connections with community agencies.
You will have access to a Student Pathways Advisor (SPA) who will work with you one-on-one to help you reach your education goals and to advise you on future pathways. Careers counselling will be an integral part of the program.
As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you will have access to our libraries and independent learning services, in addition to passionate, experienced teachers who are there to help you learn.
Ask us about pathways to further vocational training or higher education from this qualification.
Successful completion of this course requires satisfactory attainment of 11 units:
- three core units, plus
- eight selected elective units.
The core units are:
- BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
- CUFIND301B Work effectively in the screen and media industries
- CUSOHS301A Follow OH&S procedure.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsCandidates may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification.
MaterialsStudents will be required to purchase textbooks and notes. Booklists will be available upon enrolment.
Career PathwaysJob roles and titles may vary across different industry sectors but possible job titles relevant to this qualification include interactive media author assistant, web designer assistant, and Digital Artist assistant.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBCRT301A||DEVELOP AND EXTEND CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINING SKILLS||40|
|CUFAIR301A||PRESENT RADIO PROGRAMS||30|
|CUFAIR302A||DEVELOP TECHNIQUES FOR PRESENTING INFORMATION TO CAMERA||30|
|CUFCAM301A||SHOOT MATERIAL FOR SCREEN PRODUCTIONS||60|
|CUFDIG301A||PREPARE VIDEO ASSETS||30|
|CUFDIG304A||CREATE VISUAL DESIGN COMPONENTS||30|
|CUFIND301B||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE SCREEN/MEDIA INDUSTRY||20|
|CUFSOU302A||COMPILE AUDIO MATERIAL FOR BROADCAST||30|
|CUFWRT302A||WRITE SIMPLE STORIES||30|
|CUSOHS301A||FOLLOW OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.