What Content is covered in the Training?

The CUA31015 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 sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Community radio program maker/presenter.

 Units

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

  • 3 Core units
  • 8 Elective units

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

Statement of Attainment Broadcasting Skills

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

Statement of Attainment Interviewing Skills

CUARES201

Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication

CUAAIR401

Conduct Interviews

CUASOU202

Perform basic sound editing

Statement of Attainment Social Media Skills

CUAIND301

Work effectively in the creative arts industry (core)

BSBWHS201

Contribute to health and safety of self and others (core)

BSBCRT301

Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills (core)

ICTWEB201

Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

Who Can Undertake the Training?

This course is suitable for community radio volunteers who are active members of a station. 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. 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?

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

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 three separate Skill Sets:

Statement of Attainment Broadcasting Skills (4 units)

This skill set is delivered over a period of 10-14 weeks.

You will be required to:

  • Attend 10 x 6hr face to face training sessions
  • Plan 20 hours each week for online and community radio station activities and assessments

 Statement of Attainment Interviewing Skills (3 Units)

This skill set is delivered over a period of 9-12 weeks.

You will be required to:

  • Attend 8 x 6hr face to face training sessions
  • Plan 20 hours each week for online and community radio station activities and assessments

 Statement of Attainment Social Media Skills (4 Units)

This skill set is delivered over a period of 10-14 weeks.

You will be required to:

  • Attend 10 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 CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media skill sets are offered at various approved partner stations via an annual application process with classes being held at times which suit full time workers and students.

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, fully subsidised courses are limited to the funding available. For fully subsidised courses, the CMTO does not charge course fees to participants.

For fully subsidised courses your station will receive funding for hosting the training and the trainer is paid by the CMTO.

For all other courses, including courses which are customised to your needs, contact the CMTO office for fee details.

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

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)

Download the Course Outline Brochure here.