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Training Needs Survey results

May 29, 2019 CMTO News
Do you remember filling out our Training Needs Survey earlier this year? We've analysed the…

Free collaborative office for your station

May 17, 2019 CMTO News
Tuesday, 4 June: Free collaborative office for your station Available now, and it works! So email…

Training Applications Open

Apr 26, 2019 CMTO News
Our applications for the 2019/2020 Training Round are now open. Please fill out an application form…

Apply for Transom's Adelaide Workshop

Apr 10, 2019 CMTO News
Transom Adelaide: August 25th – August 31st, 2019 We're so excited that the CMTO will be hosting…

Why you should apply for the NFDS

Mar 28, 2019 CMTO News
An annual showcase of work by new and emerging Australian community radio producers. Applications…

Project Management on Technorama Tuesdays

Mar 20, 2019 CMTO News
Lining up your ducks: Project management for beginners with Julie SpencerTuesday, March 26, 2019,…

Apply for a Tech Blitz at your station

Mar 15, 2019 CMTO News
Earlier this year, the CMTO and Technorama collaborated on the first Station Tech Blitz at 2RRR…

Automation Station Pt II on Technorama Tuesdays

Feb 20, 2019 CMTO News
Technorama Tuesdays: Automation Station Pt II (Advanced) with Peter GillTuesday, February 26, 2019,…

Start the Year Safely with Technorama

Jan 23, 2019 CMTO News
Technorama Tuesdays: Start the Year Safelywith Josh PearsonTuesday, January 29, 2019, 6:30 pm Two…

An end of year update from the CMTO

Dec 19, 2018 CMTO News

How to deliver award winning training

Dec 12, 2018 CMTO News
At this year's CBAA Awards, Plenty Valley FM took home the Excellence in Training award,…

Get a media qualification in Sydney this summer!

Nov 15, 2018 CMTO News
Are you in Sydney? Would you like to present your own radio show or create your own podcast? Get…

CMTO awarded training funds for business skills

Sep 28, 2018 CMTO News
We've been awarded funding for more training by the CBF! Over the next four years, the CMTO will be…

Learn new skills at the CBAA/CMTO Media Lab

Aug 21, 2018 CMTO News
The Media Lab is the hands-on space at the CBAA Conference, where you can pick up new skills or…

HOW TO: Audiograms

May 11, 2018 CMTO News
In 2017, CMTO, in collaboration with the CBAA created a bunch of videos of the audio for the 2017…

'Can I legally play this out to air?' and other questions you should be asking

Apr 26, 2018 CMTO News
Recently The BBC published 16'000 free audio samples, letting you 'Explore a weird and wonderful…

CMTO Live: Technorama's John Maizels talking Technology

Mar 28, 2018 CMTO News
Watch John's Facebook Live or download the slides from his presentation. Join Technorama's John…

What Happened at CONVERGE Conference 2018?

Mar 26, 2018 CMTO News
Over 100 First Nations Media representatives got together from all over Australia for CONVERGE…

You Answered, We Listened! Results from the 2017/2018 Training Needs Survey

Mar 21, 2018 CMTO News
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Every year The CMTO invites all involved in community broadcasting to fill out a survey which…

Audiocraft Lineup Announcement: CMTO CEO Will be Presenting with Hindenburg

Mar 01, 2018 CMTO News
The CMTO will be presenting a workshop at Audiocraft Podcast Festival in June in collaboration with…

CMTO Live: CBAA's Holly Friedlander-Liddicoat talking Social Media

Feb 15, 2018 CMTO News
Join CBAA's Holly Friedlander Liddicoat LIVE on our Facebook page on Wednesday the 28th of Feb, 1pm…

Have your say in the future of education and training in Australia

Feb 08, 2018 CMTO News
PricewaterhouseCoopers has created a survey aimed at industry and VET representatives in the…

NFDS Participant Coel Healy (RTRFM Perth) wins Wheeler Centre So You Think You Can Pod Competition

Jan 29, 2018 CMTO News
2016 NFDS participant Coel Healy wins the Wheeler Centre's second annual So You Think You Can Pod…

A Huge Success: Brisbane Women's Community Radio Training Project

Jan 23, 2018 CMTO News
Late last year about 16 women attended The Brisbane Women's Community Radio Training Project,…

Bad news for publications: Facebook will be pushing news items further down the timeline

Jan 22, 2018 CMTO News
Mark Zuckerberg released a statement saying that news will appear further down in the Facebook…

Facebook Live Presenter Call-Out

Jan 18, 2018 CMTO News
If you are one of those awesome people that completed our Training Needs Survey 2018 (if you…

What's coming up at the CMTO in 2018

Jan 04, 2018 CMTO News
Happy New Year from the CMTO! We've got a bunch of exciting events coming up in the next couple of…

Webinars announced with CBF!

Dec 15, 2017 CMTO News
Over the start of next year, CMTO will be teaming up with The Community Broadcasting Foundation to…

CBAA and CMTO launch Health Check

Nov 24, 2017 CMTO News
The Community Radio Station Health Check launched by The Community Broadcasting Association of…

National Features and Documentary Series Winner Announced

Nov 17, 2017 CMTO News
The CMTO would like to give a big congratulations to Kaarina Lindell of Triple R Melbourne, who…

Beating the Algorithm: Facebook News Feeds

Nov 10, 2017 CMTO News
Did you know that your Facebook feed is tailored for you? Sound a little like Black Mirror? Yeah.…

4ZZZ present Workshop on Engaging People With a Disability in Community Radio at the 2017 CBAA Conference

Nov 10, 2017 CMTO News
Kim Stewart has been facilitating radio groups with people with a disability (PWD), in conjunction…

Happy World Teachers' Day!

Oct 26, 2017 CMTO News
The CMTO team wishes to extend a very warm thanks to all trainers on World Teachers' Day 2017! The…

Media Lab at the 2017 CBAA Conference

Oct 13, 2017 CMTO News
The CMTO will be presenting a series of workshops over two days at the CBAA Conference with guests…

A day in the life of our social media manager

Aug 04, 2017 CMTO News
I'm The CMTO's social media monitor. If you've seen The CMTO's posts popping up on your Facebook…

Changes to Copyright set to hurt Australia's creatives

Jul 03, 2017 CMTO News
Copyright can often be a confusing thing to wrap your head around, especially because it is always…

CMTO's New National Training Manager announced

Jun 30, 2017 CMTO News
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The CMTO is happy to welcome Emma Couch as our new National Training Manager! Ms Couch has come…

Making great features- Certificate IV in Screen and Media (2)

Jun 13, 2017 CMTO News
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As part of the CMTO's nationally accredited Certificate IV in Screen and Media (CUA41215) course,…

Federal Government to increase sector funding by $6.1m over two years

May 05, 2017 CMTO News
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In an interview on Melbourne community radio station 89.9 Light FM, Minister for Communications…

Register your interest in a Certificate III in Screen and Media

May 02, 2017 CMTO News
Cert III in Screen and Media Call out
Do you live in Sydney and want to get involved in community radio? The CMTO currently has some…

The CMTO has a new CEO!

Mar 13, 2017 CMTO News
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The CMTO is pleased to announce the appointment of Giordana Caputo as its new CEO. Giordana moves…

CMTO Launches New Website for Creative Audio!

Nov 18, 2016 CMTO News
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The CMTO has launched a new Creative Media Content website to help media producers put their…

Hindenburg and the CMTO join forces!

Jun 21, 2016 CMTO News
The CMTO is proud to announce its partnership with Hindenburg Systems which produces editing…

Vale Tiga Bayles - former CMTO Chairperson

Apr 18, 2016 CMTO News
The Community Media Training Organisation’s founding Chairperson and much-loved leader, Tiga…

Qualified Trainers Wanted: WA & QLD

Mar 28, 2016 CMTO News
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Qualified media trainers and assessors are needed to deliver a range of courses at community radio…

2016 Free Webinar Series

Feb 23, 2016 CMTO News
The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, supported by the Community Media Training…

NFDS content now available for stations

Nov 23, 2015 CMTO News
The winner of the CBAA Award for the National Documentary and Features Competition is... Sue Reece,…

Free Webinar: Mobile Journalism

Oct 02, 2015 CMTO News
Mobile Journalism: it’s radical, it’s accessible and it can break stories locally, nationally and…

A fantastic and rewarding, food for thought weekend

Jun 25, 2015 CMTO News
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Radio storytelling champions from around Australia gathered in Sydney between 20-21 June, for a…

Radio makers from across Australia gather in Sydney for storytelling workshop.

Jun 17, 2015 CMTO News
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Radio makers gathering in Sydney: A series designed to produce new radio works for national airplay…

2015 CBAA-CMTO Webinars

Jan 30, 2015 CMTO News
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Free webinar series for 2015, register now. In 2015, the Community Media Training Organisation…

Training Funding Available NOW!

Jul 31, 2014 CMTO News
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Latest News: Training Funding Available NOW! The Community Broadcasting Foundation's Training…

Free Webinar: Women in Community Media

Jul 30, 2014 CMTO News
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Latest News: Women in Community Media What role does community media play in addressing the gender…

Free Webinar: Sponsorship regulation

Jul 22, 2014 CMTO News
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Latest News: Does a station have to be paid for an announcement for it to be considered advertising…

CMTO-CBAA Webinar Doing Great Music Interviews July 8th 6.30pm

Jul 04, 2014 CMTO News
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What is this webinar about? It's about how to avoid the interview from hell! If you need to check…

Free Webinar: Conflict Resolution

Jun 17, 2014 CMTO News
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Got issues at your station? Need some strategies to deal with conflict and disputes? Well register…

WHS for volunteers & stations

Jun 04, 2014 CMTO News
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The latest CMTO/CBAA Webinar delved into the world of Workplace Health and Safety with guest…

Free Webinar: Fundraising for Community Stations

May 20, 2014 CMTO News
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Community broadcasters rely on the financial support of their respective communities to remain…

Who makes the decisions in Community Broadcasting?

May 02, 2014 CMTO News
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While the community broadcasting sector prides itself on its diversity- just how diverse is the…

What Training Does Your Station Need?

Jan 30, 2014 CMTO News
ARDS Training with TEABBA
The Community Media Training Organisation is the community broadcasting sector's registered…

Radiothons for Smaller Stations

Sep 04, 2013 CMTO News
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The CMTO in conjunction with the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia has launched a…

Sponsorship for Community Broadcasters

Sep 04, 2013 CMTO News
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The CMTO in conjunction with the CBAA has launched a series of free webinars for community…

How To Write Content Grants

Aug 02, 2013 CMTO News
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Have you applied for CBF Content Grants and been knocked back? The next round of CBF content grants…

Free Social Media Webinar

May 15, 2013 CMTO News
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Still cloudy about social media? The CMTO in conjunction with the Community Broadcasting…

Audio Competition

May 15, 2013 CMTO News
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Prizes of up to $4000 are up for grabs in the Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation…

Sri Lankan Training

May 15, 2013 CMTO News
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The CMTO's freely available Training Videos have been getting a run in Sri Lanka. Broadcaster…

Face Facts: Facebook for community radio

May 15, 2013 CMTO News
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Want to know what to do about station pages, program pages, presenter pages and how to consolidate…

TYGA Bloggers Let Loose!

May 15, 2013 CMTO News
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Media students at Tasmania's TYGA FM - located in the beautiful New Norfolk on the banks of the…

Coast FM High Achiever

Feb 07, 2013 CMTO News
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How's this for a good news story! Cairns Year 12 student Lauren Milan-Berlin was awarded Smithfield…

Latest Training Funding Announced

Jan 07, 2013 CMTO News
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The CBF recently announced the latest round of training grants. Accredited Training was prioritised…

Regional Trainers Needed!

Sep 03, 2012 CMTO News
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The CMTO is currently looking for expressions of interest from qualified broadcast trainers in the…

CUFIND301B - New Audio Resource

Aug 31, 2012 CMTO News
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The debate about criminalising race vilification under federal law in Australia, gained some media…

Upgrading Your skills

Aug 17, 2012 CMTO News
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The new determination from the NSSC detailed below means you may need to upgrade your…

Using Link Checking Software

Aug 17, 2012 CMTO News
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When training and assessing the unit CUFDIG201A Maintain Interactive content students really…

Going new places with audio?

Jul 25, 2012 CMTO News
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Have you created super openers/closers to your program? A great interview? Told an amazing story…

Assessment done and dusted

Jul 19, 2012 CMTO News
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CMTO Training Manager Giordana Caputo has been fielding a range of questions from trainers around…

Audio files on Facebook

Jul 16, 2012 CMTO News
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Thanks to 1WAY FM Trainer, Alan Mitchell for this tip: Whilst Facebook has been designed to…

How to use Moodle to grade student assessment

Jul 02, 2012 CMTO News
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The CMTO hosted some online professional development sessions recently using Go-To-Meeting. Here is…

Pathways workshops at Highland FM

Jun 25, 2012 CMTO News
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Highland FM completed their Pathways workshop on Governance over the weekend, they got a lot out of…

Mobile reporting & Citizen Journalism

Jun 08, 2012 CMTO News
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CMTO Trainers have been discussing tools and apps community media volunteers can use to be mobile…

Media Law Q & A

May 23, 2012 CMTO News
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CMTO Trainer Bronwen Loden recently fielded some tough questions from her trainees on Media Law,…

Great Breakfast Shows

May 22, 2012 CMTO News
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As part of the Cert III at 1WAY FM Canberra CMTO Trainer, David Webb, has suggested some breakfast…

Trainer Tip: Copyright

May 21, 2012 CMTO News
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Is it okay to air YouTube Clips on Community Radio? The YouTube Terms make it pretty clear: 5. Your…

Media Law - checking your facts

May 21, 2012 CMTO News
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A case-in-point which might be good for those undertaking Media Law workshops is the recent…

Radio FAIL - why jazz and porn don't mix

May 21, 2012 CMTO News
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What not to do in the studio...this one gets a bit raunchy, so read the story here, and listen at…

How to Use the New Online RPL KIts

Apr 27, 2012 CMTO News
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The CMTO has recently developed new online RPL kits for some units. Once we have finished the…

Training Gear 4 Hire

Mar 02, 2012 CMTO News
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CMTO trainers and partner stations in Western Australia can now hire gear for workshops thanks to a…

CMTO Roundtable: Multiplatform Broadcasting

Mar 01, 2012 CMTO News
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The CMTO, with the help of Bryce Ives, put together a couple of quick roundtable discussions at…

Learning Styles

Feb 23, 2012 CMTO News
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During the recent trainer meet-ups CMTO trainers in Melbourne and Perth were interested in learning…

Training at 1WAY Canberra

Feb 20, 2012 CMTO News
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Training in the Cert III in Media has begun at Canberra's 1WAY FM with Station Manager Colin…

Changes to OHS laws

Feb 14, 2012 CMTO News
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Are you up to date on the recent changes to OHS legislation? Read all about the changes here…

Where accredited training can take your volunteers

Feb 14, 2012 CMTO News
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Did you know that completion of Cert II and Cert III courses can pave the way to tertiary…

Where accredited training can take you

Feb 14, 2012 CMTO News
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Did you know that completion of Cert II and Cert III courses can pave the way to tertiary…

Training at 2000FM

Feb 14, 2012 CMTO News
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CMTO Trainer Paul Thusi gets training underway with the Russian Language group at 2000FM in…

CMTO Roundtable: Multiplatform broadcasting and production.

Jan 30, 2012 CMTO News
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While most people were lounging on the beach over summer, the CMTO were hard at work organising…

Trainer Meet-Ups : Visual Notes

Jan 25, 2012 CMTO News
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The CMTO has been getting out and about visiting trainers all over the country to make sure…

Denise Kuchmar: Trainer Profile

Jan 25, 2012 CMTO News
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I have been working in community radio since 1991 and also had the pleasure in taking part in…

CBAA 2011 Conference: It's a wrap

Nov 24, 2011 CMTO News
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CMTO youth training project ‘CBloggers’ conducted in partnership with the CBAA and supported by the…

Delivering CUFDIG201A

Nov 10, 2011 CMTO News
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If you are delivering the Cert III or Cert II in Media, chances are you'll be delivering…