Image of four women, three students at a desk and a trainer looking over their shoulder. Next to the image is the caption 'celebrating student success, face-to-face training back in action'

CMTO has been making a safe and successful return to face-to face training. Since the beginning of 2022 , various CMTO training sessions have been held in training rooms and stations across Australia.

Students are showing continued enthusiasm and dedication to their courses, and our trainers have been doing an amazing job of delivering face-to-face training sessions once more.

Some of CMTO’s first face-to-face sessions have been part of the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcaster’s Council Multimedia Project. The project is part of a partnership between the NEMBC and CMTO to deliver media skills training to culturally and linguistically diverse individuals.

In the last few months we have been delivering courses to our African women cohort by trainer Anita Michalski, and Afghani women cohort by trainer Shamsiya Hussainpoor (pictured). The classes have been well attended and enjoyed with some really positive feedback:

"The course was a great guidance for us, especially for me... If this course continues, I have a higher chance of thriving in this field." - multimedia course participant

“The course went really well, I learnt so much about radio and I hope this course continues so I can fulfill my dream of working in radio.” - multimedia course participant

Photo of two women in the African women’s workshop. One of the women is seated in front of a laptop and microphone and the other woman is seated next to her, smiling.
Photo of two women in the African women’s workshop. One of the women is seated in front of a laptop and microphone and the other woman is seated next to her, smiling.
Photo from the Afghani women’s workshop. There are students seated in a classroom at the front tables and the trainer stands at the front next to a whiteboard
Photo from the Afghani women’s workshop. There are students seated in a classroom at the front tables and the trainer stands at the front next to a whiteboard

CMTO also delivered a grant writing course to youth-run broadcasting organisation SYN Media. During the course students were taught how to prepare a funding application, as well as key things to include and common errors in grant writing. 

The course prompted some great feedback with participants saying:

"The content was explained so clearly and easy to understand." - workshop participant

"Super comprehensive and very practical guidance."  - workshop participant

[They’re now able to] "write an effective grant that is more likely to be successful." - workshop participant

SYN Media staff at the grant writing workshop. Photo is of a group of people sitting around a table and happily looking to camera
SYN Media staff at the grant writing workshop. Photo is of a group of people sitting around a table and happily looking to camera

The team at CMTO is also excited about the return to face-to-face learning. 

We’re so pleased that we’ve been able to go back to stations this year and deliver face to face training. Our trainers are dedicated to trainee safety and have been working hard with stations to make sure everyone has the chance to experience hands-on practical training at their station in an inclusive and safe environment.” - CEO Giordana Caputo

If you’d like to get training happening at your station or organisation in 2022, contact the pathways team via [email protected] or give us a call on 02 9318 9626.

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