What Content is covered in the Training?

The Statement of Attainment Radio Production Skills course is for workers and volunteers in community radio who want to up-skill.

Learners will explore how to work in the creative industries, with a focus on developing freelancing skills, making radio features and coordinating outside broadcasts.

Units from this skill set can contribute credit towards:

  • CUA41215 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Job roles and titles vary across the industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Radio Producer
  • Production Coordinator


The Statement of Attainment Radio Production Skills requires participants complete 9 units of competency, consisting of:

Unit Code

Unit Name


Investigate micro business opportunities


Articulate, present and debate ideas


Apply work health and safety practices


Write Narration and materials for current affairs, features and documentaries


Conduct research


Co-ordinate outside broadcasts


Edit Sound


Record Sound


Conduct Interviews

Who can undertake the training?

This course is suitable for experienced volunteers at community radio stations who would like to extend their skills beyond on-air broadcasting. Learners must be volunteers or workers at a community radio station with a minimum of 12 months experience.

They will have an interest in producing an outside broadcast, as well as producing a radio feature or documentary. Learners will have undertaken 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.

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 Statement of Attainment Radio Production Skills, enrolled students must complete 9 units.

This skill set is delivered over a period of 16-21 weeks.

You will be required to:

  • Attend 15 x 6hr face to face training sessions
  • Undertake 7 hours of face-to-face mentoring
  • Plan 15 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 Statement of Attainment Radio Production Skills are 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, 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.


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