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CUA20220 – Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media)

Nationally Recognised Training logoWhat content is covered in the training?

The CUA20220 II in Creative Industries is suited for students who have the desire to work in a community broadcasting environment but have no prior experience. Thequalification provides foundation skills for new entrants to the industry. It can also provide experienced staff with the opportunity to further develop their skills and gain a formal qualification.

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

  • Radio Production Assistant

Participants need to complete 10 units of competency, consisting of:

  • 3 Core units
  • 7 Elective units

The CMTO delivers the Certificate II in Creative Industries through two clustered skill sets:

Statement of Attainment – Working In The Studio Skill Set
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices (core)
BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others (core)
CUAIND211 Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge (core)
BSBTWK301 Use inclusive work practices
CUASOU214 Mix sound in a broadcasting environment
Statement of Attainment – Digital Content Skill Set
BSBPEF202 Plan and apply time management
CUACAM211 Assist with basic camera shoots
CUAPOS211 Perform basic vision and sound editing
ICTWEB306 Develop web presence using social media
CUASOU213 Assist with sound recordings
Who can undertake the training?

This course is suitable for new volunteers at community radio stations. 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 new volunteer.

 What are the entry requirements for this course?

Learners must be volunteers or workers at a community radio station and have undergone a station induction process. They must 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. Please speak to the CMTO about your individual circumstances.

 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 CUA20220 Certificate II in Creative Industries, enrolled students must complete 10 units.

The training is delivered over a period of 12-21 weeks.

You will be required to:

  • Attend 19 x 6hr face to face training sessions
  • Plan 20 hours each week for online and community radio station activities and assessments
 How often are the courses offered?

The CUA20220 Certificate II in Creative Industries is 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 do not, 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

 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?

Or 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 Brochure here- FORM 23A Course Outline Brochure- CUA20220 V1.0

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