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Certificate IV in Screen and Media

If working in the fast-paced world of TV and 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.”

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Learn in our first-class 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.

You will have the opportunity to work on both multicam TV studio-based shows. Learn by doing and work on 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.

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 Diploma of Screen and Media) you could work as a producer, presenter, production manager or cinematographer.

Assessment

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

CUA41215

VTAC Code

Collingwood 6900110244

Campuses

COLLINGWOOD

Department

Performing Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
755 hours

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$2950
Ineligible:$9550
Concession:$590

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 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 learning materials, books and a personal data storage device. It is 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 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
755 hours

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

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 recognised equivalency

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 inducation or class enrolment by the teaching department

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6825
  • Tuition fees per year: $13650
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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
CUALGT401 Operate complex lighting 155
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

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.