What content is covered in the training?

The CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries is suited for students who have the desire to work in a community broadcasting environment but have no prior experience.

The qualification provides foundation skills for new entrants to the industry. It can also provide experienced staff with the opportunity to further develop their skills and gain a formal qualification.

This qualification allows learners to develop skills and knowledge to prepare for work but there are few specific employment outcomes at this level. Possible job titles relevant to the qualification include:

  • Community Radio Production Assistant


Participants need to complete 10 units of competency, consisting of:

  • 3 Core units
  • 7 Elective units

Core Units

Unit Code

Unit Name


BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others


CUAIND201 Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge


CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices

 Elective Units

Unit Code

Unit Name


Work effectively with diversity


Develop and Extend Critical and Creative Thinking Skills


Mix sound in a broadcasting environment


Develop techniques for presenting information on radio


Perform basic sound editing


Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication


Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

 Who can undertake the training?

This course is suitable for new volunteers at community radio stations. Learners will have been through a station induction process and must be involved in a range of compulsory station activities to complement their learning experience, including attending station meetings and participating in existing program teams as a new volunteer.

 What are the entry requirements for this course?

Learners must be volunteers or workers at a community radio station and have undergone a station induction process. They must be engaged at the station for the duration of the course in compulsory station activities, including station meetings and participating in an existing program team.

 How is the course delivered and assessed?

Training and assessment will take place in a radio station by a qualified Trainer monitoring your progress.

The course is delivered with both theory and practical elements and is completed both in a simulated working environment and on-the-job. The delivery of training will include a mixture of classroom delivery, group discussions and individual research and exercises.

Assessment is used to provide you with feedback on your progress and to measure your skills and knowledge against the training qualification requirements and those of the industry. The assessment process will include written and practical presentations, observation and classroom participation and will require some time away from the training rooms completing assignments and self-paced exercises.

 How long is the course?

To undertake the CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries, enrolled students must complete 10 units.

This course is delivered over a period of 12-21 weeks.

You will be required to:

  • Attend 19 x 6hr face to face training sessions
  • Plan 20 hours each week for online and community radio station activities and assessments

It is important that you commit to attending all of the classes. If you do miss a class, it is equally important you contact your trainer to discuss how you can catch up.

How often are the courses offered?

The CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries course is offered at various approved partner stations with classes being held at times which suit full time workers and students.

Courses are run regularly throughout the year. Please ask your station’s Training Coordinator about training dates

Is the course available online?

The CMTO has an online school and webinars available to students. So as a student you will need to have access to a computer and the Internet. If you don’t, the CMTO will try to locate services where you may be able to access these in your area.

The online school is where you can complete assessments and access learning materials and links. You can also see your feedback from your trainer and track your progress.

How much will it cost?

CMTO Training is subsidised by the Community Broadcasting Foundation’s National Training Project and therefore the CMTO does not charge course fees to participants.

In the case of the NSW Smart and Skilled funded courses offered by the CMTO from time to time, fees will apply.  For further information on fees for Smart and Skilled courses see www.smartandskilled.com.au

Your station will receive funding for hosting the training and the trainer is paid by the CMTO.

Other fees

For re- issuance of Certificates and Statements of Attainments the student will be charged $20 per document required. Payment for the re-issuance of such documents is required prior to the re-issuance occurring by the RTO.

 Would you like more information?


 If you are interested in getting training started at your organisation please fill out this Training Application Form.

You can contact our friendly team at the Community Media Training Organisation by calling: 02 9318 9626 (Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).