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Certificate IV in Screen and Media

VTAC Code: CUA41220 CRICOS: 111350K VTAC Number: Fairfield 6900368784



12 months full time


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Learn in our professional TV studio

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Screen and Media CUA41220 provides a hands-on practical foundation for all stages of multicamera and digital film production. You will delve into the entire process, starting with story development, progressing through scriptwriting, pre-production, production, and post-production.

Learning through practical experience, you will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of multicamera projects and work on a range of single-camera productions, be it documentary or drama. This collaborative environment allows you to join forces with creative and passionate fellow students, contributing to the creation of compelling short films.

Our Certificate IV in Screen and Media CUA41220 is a great opportunity to collaborate with other creative, passionate students in the creation of TV shows and short films.

Throughout the course, you will develop a comprehensive portfolio of work and a professional resume that will be a valuable asset for future employment opportunities. Additionally, you'll gain practical experience in small, portable multicamera projects, collaborating with peers from our sound production and music program area, focusing on live events and streaming.

Get industry connections with our Certificate IV in Screen and Media CUA41220 in Melbourne

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.

Career Pathways

Where will the Certificate IV in Screen and Media CUA41220 take me?

On completion of our Certificate IV in Screen and Media CUA41220 in Melbourne, you will be eligible to find employment making corporate videos, in production houses, advertising agencies, government organisations, private industry and TV broadcasting.

  • TV Broadcasting Assistant
  • Assistant Video Producer
  • Advertising Agent
  • Television Set Assistant

Study Pathways

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media CUA60620.

Course Details

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.


Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.

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

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
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities Core 40
CUABRD412 Vision mix productions Elective 50
CUACAM311 Shoot material for screen productions Elective 80
CUACAM412 Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment Elective 60
CUAIND311 Work effectively in the creative arts industry Core 50
CUALGT412 Implement lighting designs Elective 50
CUAMWB401 Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries Core 50
CUAPOS211 Perform basic vision and sound editing Elective 60
CUAPPM512 Realise productions Elective 250
CUAPPM514 Manage bump in and bump out of shows Elective 150
CUASOU410 Record sound on location Elective 35
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices Core 30
CUAWRT301 Write content for range of media Elective 40

Book an interview

This course requires an interview for entry. Please make a booking for your interview time by clicking book an interview

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1100 $5500 $12900
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1275 $5750 $13150
Per year $18600
Per semester $9300

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

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 1st of November. 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.


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. 

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

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

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

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

We will supply access to professional equipment, 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.
Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department


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

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.

Next Steps

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.

After you complete that form we will send you an email with a link to an application form webpage. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam and junk folders.

Complete the application form on the application form webpage.

You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.

We’ll ask you to attend an interview to ensure that this is the right course for you.

Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.

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

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call 1300 635 276

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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