Join the CMTO Board of Directors

13 November 2019

                The CMTO is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from people across Australia …

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The 20th Remote Indigenous Media Festival Recap!

3 October 2019

The 20th Remote Indigenous Media Festival Recap! The CMTO attended the 20th Remote Indigenous Media Festival, hosted by First Nations Media Australia …

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CMTO are proud to be powering the CBAA Conference Medialab 2019

3 October 2019

The CMTO are bringing Medialab back to the CBAA Conference 2019! This year’s media lab will build on the partnerships …

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Technorama Tuesdays | Preparing your Station for the Smart Speaker with Andrew Morris

20 September 2019

Technorama Tuesdays: Preparing your Station for the Smart Speaker with Andrew Morris. 24th September 6:30pm! In this instalment we look …

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Podcasting and News Production at the 20th Remote Indigenous Media Festival

11 September 2019

The 20th Remote Indigenous Media Festival is set to be hosted by First Nations Media Australia (FNMA) on Thursday Island …

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CMTO are proud to be presenting a Tech for the Non-Technical workshop at Converge 2019

11 September 2019

Tech for the Non-Technical workshop at Converge 2019 Registrations are now open for Converge – the annual national conference for the First Nations …

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Transom lands in Australia for the first time

4 September 2019

CMTO worked with international audio storytelling experts Transom, to bring their world-renowned storytelling workshop to Australia for the first time. …

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Blackouts like we’ve never seen them before on Technorama Tuesdays

30 August 2019

Tuesday, 3rd September:  “Blackouts like we’ve never seen them before: a power management primer for community broadcasters” with Michael Hayes …

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Host the Wire – How to Host a National Daily Current Affairs Program

19 October 2018

Learn how community radio’s best daily current affairs program is put together with the team from The Wire. If you have …

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WEBINAR: Contribute to The Wire- 2020 and Beyond

2 September 2019

Watch Webinar HERE. Since 2004, The Wire has provided a significant alternative voice in Australian current affairs. Broadcast exclusively on Community and Indigenous radio …

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WEBINAR: Become the next CBAA’s Women’s Representative

2 September 2019

6:30 PM Wednesday 18 September, 2019 Community broadcasting encourages community access and participation in all aspects of station operations, from …

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Are you a social enterprise expert?

22 August 2019

The CMTO are on the lookout for a course developer/s for the first stage of our new ‘Think Big’ Social …

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WEBINAR: Building Your Station Brand Through Social Media

26 July 2019

Watch this webinar here– this webinar was broadcast on – 31 July 2019 Community broadcasters as creators of content have embraced …

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The Two Ohms on Technorama Tuesdays

1 August 2019

Watch this webinar here–  This Webinar was broadcast on 30 July 2019.  Technorama Tuesdays: the Technorama powered webinar series, supported by …

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WEBINAR: Good Governance – How Healthy is your Station? – 28 August 2019

15 August 2019

Watch this webinar here– this webinar was broadcast on – 6:30 PM Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Good governance is the framework of rules, systems and processes put in place to guide an organisation. It is essential for a healthy organisation that is effectively fulfilling their purpose to observe these principles. But how best to monitor our governance practices as community broadcasters?

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Training Needs Survey results- 2019/2020

29 May 2019

Do you remember filling out our Training Needs Survey earlier this year? We’ve analysed the results, and we’re excited to …

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CMTO 2019/2020 Training Places Allocated

19 June 2019

Thanks to everyone who applied for training in the Community Media Training Organisation’s 2019/2020 Training Round. The CMTO received applications …

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Free collaborative office for your station

17 May 2019

  Tuesday, 4 June:  Free collaborative office for your station Available now, and it works! So email is one thing, …

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Training Applications 2019/2020

26 April 2019

  Our applications for the 2019/2020 Training Round are now CLOSED. Loading…

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NFDS Participants and Mentors 2019

26 June 2019

The National Features and Documentary Series aims to encourage storytelling from new and emerging producers around Australia. Individuals were invited to submit …

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CUFIND301B – New Audio Resource

31 August 2012

The debate about criminalising race vilification under federal law in Australia, gained some media attention recently, following moves by the …

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Apply for Transom’s Adelaide Workshop

10 April 2019

Transom Adelaide: August 25th – August 31st, 2019 We’re so excited that the CMTO will be hosting Transom‘s first ever international, …

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Upgrading Your skills

17 August 2012

The new determination from the NSSC detailed below means you may need to upgrade your qualifications in order to continue …

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Using Link Checking Software

17 August 2012

When training and assessing the unit CUFDIG201A Maintain Interactive content students really expected to use link checking software. While this …

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Assessment done and dusted

19 July 2012

Assessment done and dusted CMTO Training Manager Giordana Caputo has been fielding a range of questions from trainers around the …

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Start the Year Safely with Technorama

23 January 2019

Technorama Tuesdays: Start the Year Safelywith Josh PearsonTuesday, January 29, 2019, 6:30 pm   Two very important things. That’s what everyone in …

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Audio files on Facebook

16 July 2012

Thanks to 1WAY FM Trainer, Alan Mitchell for this tip:   Whilst Facebook has been designed to facilitate the uploading …

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Automation Station Pt II on Technorama Tuesdays

20 February 2019

Technorama Tuesdays: Automation Station Pt II (Advanced) with Peter Gill Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:30 pm  After Automation Station Pt I, …

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Mobile reporting & Citizen Journalism

8 June 2012

CMTO Trainers have been discussing tools and apps community media volunteers can use to be mobile reporters and citizen journalists. …

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Enquiry period for 2019/20 training now open

27 February 2019
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How to use Moodle to grade student assessment

2 July 2012

The CMTO hosted some online professional development sessions recently using Go-To-Meeting. Here is the session on Using Moodle to grade …

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Apply for a Tech Blitz at your station

15 March 2019

Earlier this year, the CMTO and Technorama collaborated on the first Station Tech Blitz at 2RRR 88.5 FM in Gladesville, …

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Media Law Q & A

23 May 2012

CMTO Trainer Bronwen Loden recently fielded some tough questions from her trainees on Media Law, check out our Q & …

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Project Management on Technorama Tuesdays

20 March 2019

  Lining up your ducks: Project management for beginners with Julie SpencerTuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:30 pm   Get your ducks …

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Great Breakfast Shows

22 May 2012

As part of the Cert III at 1WAY FM Canberra CMTO Trainer, David Webb, has suggested some breakfast programmes to …

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Why you should apply for the NFDS

28 March 2019

An annual showcase of work by new and emerging Australian community radio producers.  Applications for the 2019 National Features and Documentary …

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Advanced Audio Editing

19 October 2018

Great EQ and compression are vital to your station’s audio production process. Shape your station’s sound with this session on …

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Trainer Tip: Copyright

21 May 2012

Is it okay to air YouTube Clips on Community Radio? The YouTube Terms make it pretty clear: 5. Your Use …

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An end of year update from the CMTO

19 December 2018
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Media Law – checking your facts

21 May 2012

A case-in-point which might be good for those undertaking Media Law workshops is the recent retraction of a story from …

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Get a media qualification in Sydney this summer!

15 November 2018

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Are you in Sydney? Would you like to present your own radio show or create your …

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Radio FAIL – why jazz and porn don’t mix

21 May 2012

What not to do in the studio…this one gets a bit raunchy, so read the story here, and listen at …

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How to deliver award winning training

12 December 2018

How to deliver award winning training At this year’s CBAA Awards, Plenty Valley FM took home the Excellence in Training …

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Training Gear 4 Hire

2 March 2012

CMTO trainers and partner stations in Western Australia can now hire gear for workshops thanks to a special offer from …

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CMTO awarded training funds for business skills

28 September 2018

We’ve been awarded funding for more training by the CBF! Over the next four years, the CMTO will be delivering …

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Learning Styles

23 February 2012

Learning Styles During the recent trainer meet-ups CMTO trainers in Melbourne and Perth were interested in learning styles and issues …

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Changes to OHS laws

14 February 2012

  Are you up to date on the recent changes to OHS legislation? Read all about the changes here SafeWork …

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Where accredited training can take your volunteers

14 February 2012

Did you know that completion of Cert II and Cert III courses can pave the way to tertiary education? There …

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Learn new skills at the CBAA/CMTO Media Lab

21 August 2018

The Media Lab is the hands-on space at the CBAA Conference, where you can pick up new skills or refresh on …

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Trainer Meet-Ups : Visual Notes

25 January 2012

  The CMTO has been getting out and about visiting trainers all over the country to make sure everyone is …

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Denise Kuchmar: Trainer Profile

25 January 2012

I have been working in community radio since 1991 and also had the pleasure in taking part in commercial radio …

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CMTO Live: Technorama’s John Maizels talking Technology

28 March 2018

Watch John’s Facebook Live or download the slides from his presentation. Join Technorama‘s John Maizels LIVE on our Facebook page on Thursdaysday the 12th …

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Follow up on Andrew Bolt Case

12 October 2011

You may remember a few months ago I wrote a news article (not online anymore) about the group of Indigenous Australians …

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

26 April 2018

Recently The BBC published 16’000 free audio samples, letting you ‘Explore a weird and wonderful collection of noises from the …

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Delivering CUFDIG201A

10 November 2011

If you are delivering the Cert III or Cert II in Media, chances are you’ll be delivering CUFDIG201A. Watch this …

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HOW TO: Audiograms

11 May 2018

In 2017, CMTO, in collaboration with the CBAA created a bunch of videos of the audio for the 2017 National …

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Blogging and Community Radio: re-streaming vs podcasting

30 September 2011

Making a decision to showcase your community radio program on the web means you need to make a few decisions. …

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What Happened at CONVERGE Conference 2018?

26 March 2018

What Happened at CONVERGE Conference 2018? Over 100 First Nations Media representatives got together from all over Australia for CONVERGE …

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Blogging and Community Radio

13 September 2011

As a community radio volunteer blogging in its many forms and guises has become a vital add-on for my show, At the …

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

8 February 2018

  PricewaterhouseCoopers has created a survey aimed at industry and VET representatives in the Culture and Related Industries industry. This …

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Blogging and Community Radio: Audio online

21 September 2011

Blogging is a term which can cover many forms of posting content on the internet, from a straight blog-post like …

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

15 February 2018

Join CBAA’s Holly Friedlander Liddicoat LIVE on our Facebook page on Wednesday the 28th of Feb, 1pm AEDT. Ask her …

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Intro to Audio Editing

19 October 2018

Calling all audio editing newbies! Join Giordana Caputo, the CMTO’s CEO, for a hands-on exploration of digital audio workstation Hindenburg, to …

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What does a trainer/assessor do?

1 March 2011

While the above question might appear to answer itself, there is more to a trainer/assessor’s job in the community media …

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Audiocraft Lineup Announcement: CMTO CEO Will be Presenting with Hindenburg

1 March 2018

Audiocraft Lineup Announcement The CMTO will be presenting a workshop at Audiocraft Podcast Festival in June in collaboration with Hindenburg. …

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Find a Course

28 January 2014

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What is RPL?

2 March 2011

Volunteers and staff in community radio and television stations do most of their learning on the job. We learn from …

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Register your interest in a Certificate III in Screen and Media

2 May 2017

  APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Do you live in Sydney and want to get involved in community radio? The CMTO …

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What does it take to be a great trainer?

10 February 2011

What makes a great trainer? Is it about your experience and expertise or more about your presentation and engaging with others? This article by CMTO boss Nicola Joseph looks at what some of the greatest teachers have said about great trainers.

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

21 March 2018

Every year The CMTO invites all involved in community broadcasting to fill out a survey which assesses the training priorities …

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10 tips for trainers

7 October 2009

Good trainers know that they always have something more to learn! Here are some quick tips on being an effective trainer.

 

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

22 January 2018

Mark Zuckerberg released a statement saying that news will appear further down in the Facebook timeline to make way for …

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Facilitating group work

30 October 2009

Group work is one of the staples of any training delivery. It can help to keep things interactive, social and allows opportunities for your learners to learn the answers themselves, rather than you just providing them all the information.

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

23 January 2018

Late last year about 16 women attended The Brisbane Women’s Community Radio Training Project, organised to help balance gender bias …

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Assessing At Different Levels

11 November 2009

It is important that community radio has clear standards or benchmarks for what we consider to be competence at the various certificate levels.

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

29 January 2018

2016 NFDS participant Coel Healy wins the Wheeler Centre’s second annual So You Think You Can Pod competition.  Coel was …

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Assessment Paperwork Made Easy

16 November 2009

Ever wondered why assessors need to submit so much paperwork to the RTO? Here are some frequently asked questions about what happens to your paper work when it reaches the RTO.

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

10 November 2017

Kim Stewart has been facilitating radio groups with people with a disability (PWD), in conjunction with an array of community …

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Media Law – Andrew Bolt case

5 April 2011

The current legal action, claiming a breach of the Racial Discrimination Act, taken by nine Indigenous Australians against the Sun …

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Media Lab at the 2017 CBAA Conference

13 October 2017

The CMTO will be presenting a series of workshops over two days at the CBAA Conference with guests like Brad …

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Happy World Teachers’ Day!

26 October 2017

The CMTO team wishes to extend a very warm thanks to all trainers on World Teachers’ Day 2017!   The CMTO …

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Beating the Algorithm: Facebook News Feeds

10 November 2017

Did you know that your Facebook feed is tailored for you?  Sound a little like Black Mirror? Yeah. We aren’t …

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2016 National Features and Documentary Series Winner Announced

17 November 2017

The CMTO would like to give a big congratulations to Kaarina Lindell of Triple R Melbourne, who took out the …

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Facebook Live Presenter Call-Out

18 January 2018

If you are one of those awesome people that completed our Training Needs Survey 2018 (if you haven’t, why not …

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What’s coming up at the CMTO in 2018

4 January 2018

Happy New Year from the CMTO! We’ve got a bunch of exciting events coming up in the next couple of …

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Webinars announced with CBF!

15 December 2017

Over the start of next year, CMTO will be teaming up with The Community Broadcasting Foundation to deliver two webinars …

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CBAA and CMTO launch Health Check

24 November 2017

 The Community Radio Station Health Check launched by The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and the CMTO is a free …

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A day in the life of our social media manager

4 August 2017

A day in the life of our social media manager I’m The CMTO’s social media monitor. If you’ve seen The …

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Changes to Copyright set to hurt Australia’s creatives

3 July 2017

Copyright can often be a confusing thing to wrap your head around, especially because it is always changing and there …

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CMTO’s New National Training Manager announced

30 June 2017

CMTO’s New National Training Manager announced The CMTO is happy to welcome Emma Couch as our new National Training Manager! …

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

13 June 2017

As part of the CMTO’s nationally accredited Certificate IV in Screen and Media (CUA41215) course, students learn the ins and …

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

5 May 2017

In an interview on Melbourne community radio station 89.9 Light FM, Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield announced more targeted funding …

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The CMTO has a new CEO!

13 March 2017

The CMTO has a new CEO! The CMTO is pleased to announce the appointment of Giordana Caputo as its new …

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CMTO Launches New Website for Creative Audio!

18 November 2016

The CMTO has launched a new Creative Media Content website to help media producers put their content across all platforms! …

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Hindenburg and the CMTO join forces!

21 June 2016

The CMTO is proud to announce its partnership with Hindenburg Systems which produces editing software especially designed for radio journalists …

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Tech Connect: Wiring Up! with Technorama

19 October 2018

In line with its mission to make broadcast tech accessible for all, Technorama and the CMTO present Wiring Up! – a 2-hour …

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Vale Tiga Bayles – former CMTO Chairperson

18 April 2016

Vale Tiga Bayles – former CMTO Chairperson The Community Media Training Organisation’s founding Chairperson and much-loved leader, Tiga Bayles, passed …

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2016 Free Webinar Series

23 February 2016

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, supported by the Community Media Training Organisation, runs a series of online workshops, or …

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Projects

28 January 2014

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NFDS content now available for stations

23 November 2015

The winner of the CBAA Award for the National Documentary and Features Competition is… Sue Reece, Radio Adelaide (SA), for her …

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