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What is Smart and Skilled?

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system.

From 1 January 2015, Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with an entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III or government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

If you’re a prospective student, the Smart and Skilled website tells you everything you need to know about Smart and Skilled before you enrol with your preferred training provider.

What course is the CMTO offering under Smart and Skilled?

Under the Smart and Skilled Program the CMTO is pleased to offer the following qualifications:

National Code and Qualification Name:

CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media

Dowload the Course Outline Brochure here-  FORM 80A CUA31020 Smart and Skilled Marketing Brochure V1.0

What Content is covered in the Training?

The Certificate III in 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, but possible jobs which are relevant to this qualification are:

  • Community radio program maker/presenter
  • Editing assistant
  • Interactive media author assistant
  • Production assistant.
Units

Participants need to complete 11 units of competency, consisting of:

  • 3 Core units
  • 8 Elective units
Core Units:
BSBCRT311 Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment
CUAIND311 Work effectively in the creative arts industry
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices
Elective Units:
CUAAIR411 Plan and conduct interviews
CUAAIR311 Present programs on-air
CUAPPM312 Plan and prepare program content
CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media
CUAAIR211 Develop techniques for presenting information on-air
CUASOU212 Perform basic sound editing
ICTWEB306 Develop web presence using social media
CHCLEG002 Interpret and use legal information
 How is it clustered?

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

Statement of Attainment Broadcasting Skills (10 – 14 weeks)
CUAAIR211 Develop techniques for presenting information on-air
CUAAIR311 Present programs on-air
CUAPPM312 Plan and prepare program content
CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media
CUAIND311 Work effectively in the creative arts industry
Statement of Attainment Interviewing Skills (9 – 12 weeks)
CUAAIR411 Plan and conduct interviews
CUASOU212 Perform basic sound editing
CHCLEG002 Interpret and use legal information
Statement of Attainment Social Media Skills (10 – 14 weeks)
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices
BSBCRT311 Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment
 ICTWEB306 Develop web presence using social media
Who Can Undertake the Training?

This course is suitable for community radio volunteers who have been an active member of the station for at least 12 months. 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 volunteer.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

Twelve-months community broadcasting experience is ideal to ensure students are able to successfully participate in the course. If the potential student does not meet this requirement, 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 or in a suitable training environment with studio access 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 separate three Skill Sets. To complete the entire certificate, you must attend 27 (6 hour) days of face to face training. You will also need to complete assessment tasks as homework.

It is important that you commit to attending all 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 Certificate III course is offered at various approved partner stations and runs for 9 months with classes being held at times which suit full time workers and students.

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

Are there student fees?

Yes. In NSW this course is subsidised by the NSW Government through Smart and Skilled. There are fees associated with all Smart and Skilled courses although they vary depending on whether you are eligible for subsidies.

You can estimate the fee you will pay when you select a course on the Smart and Skilled Website.

However, if you are on a government benefit, have a disability or are indigenous you may be eligible for a subsidy, meaning you do not have to pay any fees.

Course fees can vary from $0 to a maximum of $1580. This is approximately 50% of the cost of this qualification when offered by other providers.

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.

What is Smart and Skilled?

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers. Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.
Who can enrol?

You are entitled to enrol in the CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media course as long as you have not completed any qualification higher than Certificate III and you answer “yes” to the following questions:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?
 How do I get more Information?

If you are a prospective student, the Smart and Skilled website tells you everything you need to know about Smart and Skilled before you enrol with your preferred training provider.

There is also information on the CMTO website www.cmto.org.au

If you would like to talk with the CMTO staff about the course you can contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 02 9318 9626.

Smart and skilled training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

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Superseded Qualifications:

The Certificate III in Screen and Media [CUA31015] and Certificate IV in Screen and Media [CUA41215] courses have now been superseded. Students may need to transition to the Certificate III in Screen and Media [CUA31020]  or Certificate IV in Screen and Media [CUA41220] course when it becomes available. All existing students are required to complete their current studies by no later than 16 October 2022. Students who are unable to meet this deadline, will be contacted by the CMTO and advised of their options.

CUA31015 – Certificate III in Screen and Media

Download the Course Outline Brochure here: FORM 80 CUA31015 Smart and Skilled Marketing Brochure V3.6

CUA41215- Certificate IV in Screen and Media Traineeship

Download the Course Outline Brochure here: FORM 96 CUA41215 Traineeship Smart and Skilled Marketing Brochure V1.0

 How do I get more Information?

If you are a prospective student, the Smart and Skilled website tells you everything you need to know about Smart and Skilled before you enrol with your preferred training provider.

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