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Diploma of Screen & Media

CUA51015

  • Develop techniques in researching, interviewing & writing content for a range of media with a Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51015).
  • No educational entry requirements or experience required
  • Study online at your own pace - complete within 18 months

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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

Some units will require your own equipment.

Location

Online

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 15 hrs a week = finish in 12 months). Complete within 18 months.
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
Written assessments. 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

If you pay for the course using a VET FEE-HELP government loan, you need to:

  • provide a Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (from an Australian agency), OR
  • successfully complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test.

Equipment required

Students will be required to organise their own access to the following equipment:

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Writing and editing texts and extended stories
  • Conducting research and interviews
  • Originating and developing concepts
  • Developing and extending design skills and practice
  • Responding to design briefs
  • Debating and presenting ideas

Course structure

15 units

Core units

  1. CUAIND502 - Maintain & apply creative arts industry knowledge


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain creative arts industry knowledge, and monitor and manage own professional practice. It applies to individuals with advanced research and analysis skills working as practitioners, administrators or managers. They could be working in the public or private sector in a variety of contexts.

  2. CUAPPR505 - Establish & maintain safe creative practice


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice. It applies to individuals who are sole practitioners or working in collaborative teams across all sectors and areas of expertise, who are responsible for managing safety. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring safety.

  3. BSBCRT501 - Originate & develop concepts


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level. It applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process, such as marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs, entertainment events, films, exhibitions and digital media products. Individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy, but collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts to the point where they can be implemented.

Elective units

  1. CUACAM401 - Shoot a wide range of screen content


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, set up and shoot a wide range of screen content using professional video equipment in a single camera environment. It applies to individuals who usually work without supervision, either as employees of a production house or as freelancers on assignment. Individuals often need to collaborate with producers, directors and production professionals to achieve the camera, sound and lighting outcomes of the shoot.

  2. CUFAIR401A - Conduct interviews


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct in depth interviews and discussion forums on radio or television.

  3. CUAAIR401 - Conduct interviews


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

  4. BSBDES402 - Interpret & respond to a design brief


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and creatively respond to a design brief through the production of work.

  5. BSBDES403 - Develop & extend design skills & practice


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to be able to take a design concept or solution to the implementation stage.

  6. BSBDES501 - Implement design solutions


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to be able to take a design concept or solution to the implementation stage.

  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. 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.

  11. BSBCRT402 - Collaborate in a creative process


    This unit describes how to effectively engage in a collaborative process, underpinned by a commitment to trust and ethics as a key feature of collaborative creative effort.

  12. CUARES401 - Conduct research


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

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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