CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media Traineeship

Superseded Qualification- Transition arrangements in place:

The Certificate IV in Screen and Media [CUA41215] course has now been superseded Students may need to transition to the Certificate IV in Screen and Media [CUA41220] course when it becomes available.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.

Please read our transition arrangement FAQs here

What Content is covered in the Training?

The CUA41215 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.

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

  • Radio/Podcast Producer
  • Production Coordinator
  • Communications Assistant

Units

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

  • 3 Core units
  • 10 Elective units

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices

 

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Name
CUAWRT403 Write narration and material for current affairs, features, and documentaries
CUARES402 Conduct research
CUASOU407 Edit Sound
CUASOU405 Record Sound
CUABRT404 Coordinate outside broadcasts
CUAAIR401 Conduct interviews
CUACAM201 Assist with A Basic Camera Shoot
CUAPOS201 Perform Basic Vision and Sound Editing
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration
CUASOU203 Assist with sound recordings

 

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, as well 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

School leavers and learners with minimal workplace experience may be required to undertake a foundational unit- BSBWOR2020 Organise and Complete daily work activities as part of their initial training plan to prepare them for the workplace. This will be determined by the Training Organisation upon LLN Assessment.

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.

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 long is the course?

To undertake the CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media, enrolled students must complete 13 units.

This course is delivered over a period of 12 months or 48 weeks.

You will be required to:

  • Attend weekly face-to-face 3-6-hour training sessions at the CMTO
  • Undertake supervised work activities on a weekly basis as part of your full-time or part-time role.
  • Plan 3-6 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 CUA41215 Certificate IV 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 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. In some cases, your employer may be required to pay your course fee if you are undertaking a Traineeship.

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.

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 a Smart and Skilled Traineeship?

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine work-based training with an employer and formal training from a training provider.

They are established under training contracts between the employer and the apprentice or trainee and are regulated by government. They're a great way to be paid for work, learn and earn a qualification.

All NSW apprentices and most new-entrant trainees are eligible for a government subsidy under Smart and Skilled for the qualification that supports their apprenticeship or traineeship.

Who can enrol?

You are entitled to enrol in the CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media Traineeship if you meet certain eligibility criteria, you can view this at: https://vet.nsw.gov.au/choosing-vet/fee-free-traineeships

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 get more Information?

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.

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.

smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au

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

 

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