Courses

Certificate IV in Screen and Media

CUA41215

If working in the fast-paced world of TV and digital video production sounds like you, then enrol in our Certificate IV in Screen and Media course. Get industry insights and the skills and knowledge you need to get ahead of the competition, and stay ahead. “Roll camera … camera rolling.”

Learn in our professional TV studio

This course offers you a hands-on practical foundation for 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.

Learning by doing, you will have the opportunity to work on multi-cam TV studio-based shows and a range of single camera productions, either documentary or drama.

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

During 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 and the professional processes involved in media production.

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. With further training (such as our Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media CUA60615) you could work as a producer, director, editor, production manager or cinematographer.

Assessment

Assessment consists of observation, direct questioning, written tests and assignments and analysis of finished video productions.

Local Students

Code

CUA41215

VTAC Code

Collingwood 6900168784

Campuses

Collingwood

Department

Performing Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$4200
Ineligible:$10950
Concession:$840

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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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

Materials

We will supply access to professional equipment and learning materials, and books. You will need to buy a personal data storage device. It is also helpful to own a computer with video editing software to be able to work from home. There are no materials fees.

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
  • a folio is required
  • complete an interview.
For any additional information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Information Nights.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Screen and Media, or Advanced Diploma of 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

International Students

Code

CUA41215

CRICOS Code

092776A

Campuses

Collingwood

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $7528
  • Tuition fees per year: $15056
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Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Applicants will be required to attend an interview. Skype interviews available.

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

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Screen and Media, or Advanced Diploma of 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
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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
BSBCRT401 ARTICULATE, PRESENT AND DEBATE IDEAS 40
BSBSMB301 INVESTIGATE MICRO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 30
CUABRD402 VISION MIX TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS 50
CUACAM301 SHOOT MATERIAL FOR SCREEN PRODUCTIONS 60
CUACAM402 SHOOT SCREEN CONTENT IN A MULTI-CAMERA ENVIRONMENT 60
CUALGT402 IMPLEMENT LIGHTING DESIGNS 1
CUAPOS201 PERFORM BASIC VISION AND SOUND EDITING 40
CUAPPM502 REALISE PRODUCTIONS 250
CUAPPM504 MANAGE BUMP IN AND BUMP OUT OF SHOWS 150
CUASOU410 RECORD SOUND ON LOCATION 35
CUAWHS302 APPLY WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES 10
CUAWRT301 WRITE CONTENT FOR A RANGE OF MEDIA 40
ICTDMT501 INCORPORATE AND EDIT DIGITAL VIDEO 50

Skills Recognition

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4.