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Certificate III in Screen and Media

Code: CUA31015

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Overview

Campus

Community Locations

Duration

available full time

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February

Get a head start in the media industry

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Screen and Media is an accredited course for disadvantaged young people who want to gain skills in radio and film production. Australia’s media industry is growing rapidly and is predicted to be worth $43.7 billion by the end of 2025. Our course will give you skills to take your first step into the creative and booming world of media.

Practical creative skills and personalised support

Melbourne Polytechnic has partnered with Youthworx to develop and provide this unique course. You will work with a mixed team of professional media-makers, experienced teachers and youth workers. This support will help you towards self-determination and a sustainable livelihood. In this course, you will learn about video production, radio broadcasting, and photography from a dedicated media training studio. Once a week, you and your classmates will present a radio show for SYN 90.7 FM. You will also work on real-life film and photography projects to get more hands-on experience in media creation.

Step into industry or further study

Melbourne Polytechnic Screen and Media students can further their study to develop specialised skills, or even find a traineeship in the radio and film industry. You might work as an assistant in a radio station, on set or location for film or television shoots, or as an assistant to a digital artist, web designer or interactive media author.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Melbourne Polytechnic Screen and Media students can further their study to develop specialised skills, or even find a traineeship in the radio and film industry.
  • Television Set Assistant
  • Radio Station Assistant
  • Assistant Website Designer
  • Film Set Assistant
  • Interactive Media Author Assistant
  • Digital Artist Assistant

Pathways

Graduates may continue to further study in other Certificate III or Certificate IV courses.

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended learning
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

Observation

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBCRT301 DEVELOP AND EXTEND CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS Core 40
BSBWHS201 CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS Core 20
CUAAIR301 PRESENT RADIO PROGRAMS ON AIR Elective 30
CUACAM301 SHOOT MATERIAL FOR SCREEN PRODUCTIONS Elective 60
CUADIG301 PREPARE VIDEO ASSETS Elective 30
CUADIG304 CREATE VISUAL DESIGN COMPONENTS Elective 30
CUAIND311 WORK EFFECTIVELY IN CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY Core 50
CUASOU305 COMPILE AUDIO MATERIAL FOR BROADCAST Elective 30
CUASOU310 ANALYSE SOUNDTRACKS Elective 35
CUAWRT301 WRITE CONTENT FOR A RANGE OF MEDIA Elective 40
CUAWRT302 WRITE SIMPLE STORIES Elective 30

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Attend an Info Session

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $580 $2900 $4750
Materials fee $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $755 $3150 $5000
Per year $
Per semester $
Materials fee $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 19 November 2020. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

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

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

Scholarships on offer

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Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

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