Certificate III in Media


Get ahead in the world of media! Our 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, you will have the potential to move into an industry traineeship. The curriculum is focused on video production, radio broadcasting and photography and you and your classmates will participate in presenting a weekly radio show for SYN 90.7 FM. As well as radio, you can work on individual film and photography projects, gaining hands-on experience in media creation.

A practical start in the media industry

Our 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.

You will work with a mixed team of professional media-makers, trained educators and committed youth workers. Our aim is to help you into pathways towards self-determination and a sustainable livelihood.

Study, Learn and be Supported by the best in the industry

Benefit from our expert teachers who specialise in working with young people and take full advantage of our 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.

Enjoy full access to our libraries and independent learning services while you are a student at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Ask us about pathways to further vocational training or higher education from this qualification.

Packaging rules

Successful completion of this course requires satisfactory attainment of 11 units:

  • three core units, plus
  • eight selected elective units.

The core units are:

  • BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • CUAIND301 Work effectively in the screen and media industry
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others

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Full-time: 1 year

Modes of Delivery



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Students will be required to purchase textbooks and notes. Booklists will be available upon enrolment.

Entrance Requirements

Candidates may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification.

Career Pathways

Job 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

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

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.