Certificate III in Screen and Media

Learn the ropes and begin your career in TV and video production at the cutting edge of broadcast education in Australia! Learn the tools of the trade from the pros in a fabulous facility with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Screen and Media

State-of-the-Art and ‘the best equipment in a learning environment’ is almost understating…

Enjoy full use of Melbourne Polytechnic’s multi-million dollar world-class, state-of-the-art television studio and high-end equipment and facilities, exclusive to us and with full licence, experience and potential thrills for you!

Study screen and media using the best and latest technology

The Certificate III in Screen and Media offers you the beginning of an exciting career, providing practical knowledge of all stages of television and digital film production. You will learn about the process from story development through to scriptwriting, pre-production, production and post-production.

You will have the opportunity to work on both multicam TV studio-based shows and a range of single camera productions that will be broadcast on community TV and the internet.

This is a great opportunity to collaborate with other creative passionate students in the creation of TV shows and short films.

Through the year, you will be able to create a comprehensive portfolio of work and a professional resume that will be an asset for employment when you’re finished and certainly impressive to those employing you.

Industry connections and resources

Your teachers are industry professionals with years of production and broadcast experience. They are experts in using the screen and media equipment available at Melbourne Polytechnic for this course.

Employment outcomes

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Screen and Media programs have an excellent reputation in the industry and teachers frequently get calls from major networks, production houses and AV operators with employment opportunities for students and graduates.


  • observation of performance and actions
  • direct questioning and verbal interaction
  • written tests and assignments
  • analysis of finished video productions

For additional information or to talk about enrolling in the Certificate III in Screen and Media, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

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03 9269 8400


Full-time: 12 months
755 hours

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery



Find out more on fees and charges

Entrance Requirements

Prospective students can
  • apply through VTAC or directly to Melbourne Polytechnic.
With industry experience/relevant qualifications you may be eligible for the Year 2, Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media For any additional information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Information Nights.

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used, including observation of students' performance and actions, direct questioning and verbal interaction, written tests and assignments, and analysis of finished video productions.


We will supply all materials and printed notes. You will pay amenities and material costs in addition to course fees.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in Melbourne Polytechnic’s full-time Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Career Pathways

On completion of this course you will be eligible to find employment making corporate videos, in production houses, advertising agencies, government organisations, private industry and TV broadcasting

Enrolment Intake

  • February

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.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
CUAAIR301 Present programs on air 30
CUACAM301 Shoot material for screen productions 60
CUADIG301 Prepare video assets 30
CUADIG304 Create visual design components 30
CUASOU305 Compile audio material for broadcast 30
CUASOU310 Analyse soundtracks 35
CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media 40
CUAWRT302 Write simple stories 30

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.