Our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Creative Industries program offers an exciting start to a career in the media industry. This film and radio course is Melbourne Polytechnic accredited and tailored to young people interested in media who may have experienced homelessness or educational disadvantage. This course will give you a Certificate II in Creative Industries and credits towards a VCAL at Intermediate level.
This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers and has flexible entry points.
Work in a creative career
Running from Monday to Wednesday during the school term, you can remain with the course for up to 18 months with the potential to move into industry traineeships upon completion. The curriculum is focused on video production, radio broadcasting and photography. You can participate in presenting a weekly radio show for SYN 90.7 FM as well as working on individual film and photography projects, gaining hands on experience of media creation.
You will gain credits towards the VCAL, an accredited senior school completion certificate.
A practical start in media
Youthworx Media and Melbourne Polytechnic have partnered to deliver this exciting program, run from a new media training studio in Brunswick. Certificate II in Creative Industries will give you supported training in the area of media.
Ask us about pathways to further vocational training or higher education from this qualification.
A VCAL program must contain curriculum that can be justified against the purpose statement of each of the VCAL strands. To be awarded an Intermediate VCAL, you must successfully complete a learning program, which contains a minimum of 10 credits. One credit is awarded on successful completion of 90-100 nominal hours of accredited curriculum. A certificate must contain two VCAL units at the award level (Personal Development Skills and Literacy) and other curriculum components from:
- VCAL units
- VCE units
- VET accredited curriculum or training packages
- further education accredited curriculum
Program to include:
- minimum of two VCAL credits, one of which one is an Intermediate personal development VCAL unit
- one literacy credit (at Certificate II level)
- one numeracy credit
- one industry specific credit
- one work related skills credit
For further information on the VCAL Creative Industries (Intermediate) study program, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
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
Assessment MethodsAssessment is ongoing and can occur at any time during the program. Methods may include a portfolio of accumulated evidence, teacher observation and/or checklists, evidence gained through projects or program participation, awards from recognised programs, self-assessment inventories, oral and written work
MaterialsA materials fee applies. You will need to supply basic stationery and some equipment may need to be purchased for industry specific modules
- you must be at least 15 years old and have not completed Year 12 to gain entry into this program
Pathways to further studyOn completion, you may go onto further study, pre-apprenticeships or employment
Career PathwaysOnce you successfully complete the course, you'll be eligible to apply for a range of vocational training courses, pre-apprenticeships, traineeships or employment in the broad creative industries arena
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.
|BSBCRT101||Apply critical thinking techniques||20|
|BSBWOR203||WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS||15|
|CUACAM201||Assist with a basic camera shoot||30|
|CUAIND201||Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge||20|
|CUAPOS201||Perform basic vision and sound editing||40|
|CUASOU202||Perform basic sound editing||30|
|CUASOU203||Assist with sound recordings||35|
|CUASOU204||Mix sound in a broadcasting environment||20|
|CUAWHS302||Apply work health and safety practices||10|
|CUFRES201A||COLLECT AND ORGANISE CONTENT FOR BROADCAST OR PUBLICATION||20|
|PDS021||PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1||100|
|WRS021||WORK RELATED SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1||100|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.