What Content is covered in the Training?

The Certificate III in Media reflects the role of a skilled operator in the film, television, radio or digital media industries who applies a broad range of competencies in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.

Job roles and titles vary across the industry but possible jobs which are relevant to this qualification are:

  • Community radio program maker/presenter
  • Editing assistant
  • Interactive media author assistant
  • Production assistant.

 

Units

Participants need to complete 11 units of competency, consisting of:

  • 3 Core units
  • 8 Elective units

Core Units

Unit Code

Unit Name

BSBCRT301

Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

CUAIND301

Work effectively in the creative arts industry

BSBWHS201

Contribute to health and safety of self and others

 

Elective Units:

Unit Code

Unit Name

CUAAIR401

Conduct Interviews

CUAAIR301

Present radio programs

CUAPPM302

Plan and prepare programs

CUAWRT301

Write content for a range of media

CUARES201

Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication

CUAAIR201

Develop techniques for presenting information on radio

CUASOU202

Perform basic sound editing

ICTWEB201

Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

 

How is it clustered?

The CMTO delivers the Certificate III in Screen and Media through three clustered Skill Sets:

CUASSCMTO301- Part qual CUA31015 Broadcaster skill set

CUAAIR201

Develop techniques for presenting information on radio

CUAAIR301

Present radio programs

CUAPPM302

Plan and prepare programs

CUAWRT301

Write content for a range of media

CUASSCMTO302- Part qual CUA31015 Interviewing skill set

CUARES201

Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication

CUAAIR401

Conduct Interviews

CUASOU202

Perform basic sound editing

CUASSCMTO303- Part qual CUA31015 Creative Industries skill set

CUAIND301

Work effectively in the creative arts industry

BSBWHS201

Contribute to health and safety of self and others

BSBCRT301

Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

ICTWEB201

Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement


Who Can Undertake the Training?

This course is suitable for community radio volunteers who have been an active member of the station for at least 12 months. 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 volunteer.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

Learners must be volunteers or workers at a community radio station with a minimum of 12 months experience. They must have undergone a station induction process and 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 CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media, enrolled students must complete 11 units. The CMTO offers this course as separate three Skill Sets. To complete the entire certificate, you must attend 27 (6 hour) days of face to face training. You will also need to complete assessment tasks as homework.

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 Certificate III course is offered at various approved partner stations and runs for three-six months 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.

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

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

 

Would you like more information?

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