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CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Nationally Recognised Training logoWhat Content is covered in the Training?

The CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts in the film, television, radio and digital media industries. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

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

  • Radio Producer
  • Production Coordinator
Units

Participants need to complete 13 units of competency, consisting of:

  • 3 Core units
  • 10 Elective units

The CMTO delivers the Certificate IV in Screen and Media across four skill sets. Students only need to complete two skill sets and must choose the industry specialisation they wish to follow and select the appropriate skill set. All students then need to complete the Work In The Creative Industries Skill Set in order to obtain the full qualification:

Statement of Attainment in Radio and Podcasting Skills
CUAWRT413  Write narration and material for productions
CUARES412  Conduct research
CUASOU417  Edit sound
CUASOU415  Record sound
CUAAIR411  Plan and conduct interviews
CUASOU304 Prepare audio assets (core)
CUAPPM414 Produce programs and program segments (core)
 Statement Of Attainment in Journalism Skills
CUAAIR411 Plan and conduct interviews
CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media
CHCLEG002 Interpret and use legal information
CUARES412 Conduct research
CUASOU417 Edit sound
CUASOU315 Compile audio materials for broadcast
BSBCRT412 Articulate, present and debate ideas
 Statement Of Attainment in Broadcast Technologist Skills 
CUABRT401  Install or upgrade broadcast equipment and facilities (required)

 An additional six elective units to be advised.

Applications are accepted on an expression of interest only basis at this time.

Statement Of Attainment – Work in the creative industries skill set
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices (core)
CUAIND311 Work effectively in the creative arts industry (core)
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities (core)
CUAMWB401 Develop and implement own self care plan in the creative industries (core)
CUABRT414 Coordinate outside broadcasts
BSBCRT413 Collaborate in creative processes
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?

The CMTO offers this course through a Skill Set arrangementStudents need to choose their industry specialisation and complete one skill set only. In order to obtain the full qualification, students then  need to undertake the Work in the creative industries skill set

Statement of Attainment In Radio and Podcasting Skills (7 units)

This skill set is delivered over a period of 18-20 weeks.

You will be required to:

  • Attend 12 x 6hr face to face training sessions
  • Undertake 7 hours of face-to-face mentoring
  • Plan 20 hours each week for online and community radio station activities and assessments
OR
Statement of Attainment in Journalism Skills (7 units)

This skill set is delivered over a period of 18-20 weeks.

You will be required to:

  • Attend 12 x 6hr face to face training sessions
  • Undertake 7 hours of face-to-face mentoring
  • Plan 20 hours each week for online and community radio station activities and assessments
OR
Statement of Attainment in Broadcast Technologist Skills (7 units)

This skill set is delivered over a period of 18-20 weeks

You will be required to:

  • Attend 12 x 6hr face-to-face training sessions
  • Undertake 7 hours of face-to-face mentoring
  • Plan 20 hours each week for online and community radio station activities and assessments
Statement of Attainment – Work in the creative industries skill set (6 units)

This skill set is delivered over a period of 8-10 weeks

You will be required to:

  • Attend 10 x 6hr face-to-face training sessions
  • Plan 20 hours each week for online and community radio station activities and assessments

To undertake full the CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media, enrolled students must complete 13 units.

This course is delivered over a period of 26-30 weeks.

You will be required to:

  • Attend 20 x 6hr face to face training sessions
  • Undertake 7 hours of face-to-face mentoring
  • 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.

 How often are the courses offered?        

The CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media course 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 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?

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 25A Course Outline Brochure- CUA41220 V1.0

 

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