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Certificate IV in Screen & Media

CUA41215

  • Prepare to work as a Journalist, Producer or Production Coordinator with this Certificate IV in Screen and Media (CUA41215)
  • Develop skills in writing and presenting content for a variety of media
  • No educational entry requirements or experience needed to get started

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards

Prerequisites

None. Some units will require your own equipment.

Location

Online

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 11 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 1 year.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Oral assessments, portfolio & reports. No exams.
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Equipment required

You'll need specific equipment to participate in the below elective units:

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Writing content for a variety of media
  • Conducting research
  • Presenting and debating ideas
  • Presenting information on radio and camera
  • Conducting interviews
  • Operating as a freelancer in the creative arts industry

Course structure

13 units

Core units

  1. BSBSMB301 - Investigate micro business opportunities


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to consider the major elements of a business idea, undertake research to determine viability of the business opportunity and present the idea with reference to the legislative frameworks affecting the business. It applies to individuals who are establishing or operating a micro business for self-employment.

  2. BSBCRT401 - Articulate, present & debate ideas


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to articulate, present and debate ideas in a work or broader life context using creative techniques in order to provoke response, reaction and critical discussion. This unit applies to individuals who contribute and present ideas that may be complex in nature and may relate to new products, services, processes or creative works using a degree of risk taking and storytelling.

  3. CUAWHS302 - Apply work health & safety practices


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow work health and safety (WHS) requirements in the creative industries. It applies to those who are required to identify their individual WHS responsibilities and implement procedures to work safely in various creative industry work contexts.

Elective units

  1. CUAIND401 - Provide freelance services


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to operate as a freelancer within the creative arts industry. Success as a freelancer requires a high level of self-motivation and discipline, an ability to develop industry networks and an entrepreneurial attitude when pursuing work opportunities. Freelancers are usually responsible for negotiating their own contracts.

  2. CUARES401 - Conduct research


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct research in response to a brief.

  3. CUAAIR401 - Conduct interviews


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare and conduct interviews for broadcast.

  4. BSBDES403 - Develop & extend design skills & practice


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and extend skills as a practising designer. It applies to individuals who work as a designer, in any industry context, either independently or employed by an organisation.

    Designers must continually refine, develop and evaluate their own conceptual and technical skills. Research, experimentation and collaboration are key factors in this process.

  5. CUAAIR302 - Develop techniques for presenting information to camera


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively when presenting to camera.

  6. CUAAIR402 - Present a wide range of material on air


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to present a wide range of radio material while managing audio outputs in a complex studio environment.

  7. CUAWRT401 - Edit texts


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to edit written material.

    People in editorial roles refine and amend text to enhance the clarity of written communication. They may also be involved in making decisions about the placement of visual material in relation to text. When editing text, they take into account the needs of the readership, the author's intention, available resources and the type of publication.

    A thorough knowledge of grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation is essential, along with an eye for detail and a systematic approach to work.

  8. CUAWRT402 - Write extended stories


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to write extended stories.

  9. CUAWRT403 - Write narration & material for current affairs, features & documentaries


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to write narration and material for current affairs programs.

  10. CUAWRT301 - Write content for a range of media


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to write content for a range of media. The person applying the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit could be expected to write both original and re-purposed non-narrative content for a range of media.

Support and delivery

Studying online explained

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

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