CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media- Traineeship
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What Content is covered in the Training?

The CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and 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 of which:
  • at least 3 must be from Group A

of the remaining elective units:

  • at least 3 must be from Group A and/or Group B
  • up to 2 may be from the listed elective units or any currently endorsed Certificate II or above training package qualification or accredited course.

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

Statement of Attainment Broadcasting Skills

CUAAIR211

Develop techniques for presenting information on air (Group B)

CUAAIR311

Present programs on-air (Group A)

CUAPPM312

Plan and prepare program content (Group A)

CUAWRT301

Write content for a range of media (Group A)

CUAIND311

Work effectively in the creative arts industry (core)

Statement of Attainment Social Media Skills

BSBCRT311

Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment (core)

CUAWHS312

Apply work health and safety practices (core)

ICTWEB306

Develop web presence using social media (Group A)

Alternative electives:
 
Statement of Attainment Interviewing Skills

CHCLEG002

Interpret and use legal information (Group A)

CUAAIR411

Plan and conduct interviews (endorsed Cert IV elective)

CUASOU212

Perform basic sound editing (Group B)

Statement of Attainment Broadcast Technologist skills

CUABRD411

Carry out transmission operations (group A)

ICTSAS309

Maintain and repair ICT equipment and software (group A)

CUAGMT301

Repair and maintain production equipment (group A)

Who Can Undertake the Training?

This course is suitable for workers/staff at community radio stations or within the creative industries who would like to gain a qualification and extend their broadcasting, production and communications skills.

Learners must be employed at a community radio station or in the creative industries and have undergone a recruitment process that deems them eligible for a Traineeship within their State Traineeship/Apprenticeship framework.

They will have an interest in on-air broadcasting, internal and external communications, social media, producing an outside broadcast, journalism or as producing a radio feature or documentary.

Learners will have undertaken a workplace induction process and must be involved in a range of compulsory workplace activities to complement their learning experience, including attending staff meetings and participating in existing teams as a staff member.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

Learners must be employed at a community radio station or in the creative industries and have undergone a recruitment process that deems them eligible for a Traineeship within their State Traineeship/Apprenticeship framework.

Learners will have undertaken a workplace induction and must be involved in a range of compulsory workplace activities to complement their learning experience, including attending staff meetings and participating in existing teams as a staff member

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Training and assessment will take place at the CMTO and in the workplace 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 CUA31020 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 (5 units)

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

You will be required to:

  • Attend 11 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
Alternative Electives:
Statement of Attainment Social Media Skills (3 Units)

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

You will be required to:

  • Attend 9 x 6hr face to face training sessions
  • Plan 20 hours each week for online and community radio station activities and assessments
OR
 
Statement of Attainment Broadcast Technologist Skills (3 Units)

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

You will be required to:

  • Attend 9 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.

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 often are the courses offered?

The CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media Traineeship is offered to various approved partner stations and media organisations and runs for 12 months with classes being held during work hours.

Courses are run annually. Please contact the CMTO about future training dates.

Are there student fees?

Yes. In some states this course may be subsidised depending on whether you are eligible for subsidies.

In some cases, your employer may be required to pay your course fee if you are undertaking a Traineeship.

We can also assess your current skills and consider applications for Recognised Prior Learning.

The CMTO will arrange for fees to be paid by students in instalments throughout the course.

For current fees please contact the CMTO on [email protected]

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.

How do I enrol?

Talk with your employer about the course and contact us so we can arrange a meeting with Apprenticeship Support Australia to check your eligibility and organise your enrolment.

Would you like more information?

Go to www.cmto.org.au where you will find out all you need to know about opportunities to learn more about the media!

Or you can contact our friendly team at the Community Media Training Organisation by calling: 02 9318 9626 (Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

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