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Certificate IV in Screen and Media CUA41215

Overview

From the silver screen to your TV screen, to your desk top computer to your smart phone. Learn the real skills and keys to success from an industry leading course that is hands on, practical, fun and engaging, with a leading team of industry experts.

Produce and create the shows, shoot and crew on dramas, edit special effects projects.

This qualification 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.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Screen and Media CUA41215
Program No: C4-BD21
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (approx. 21 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Animation/visual effects designer,
Archival media specialist,
Camera/lighting operator,
Digital artist,
Production coordinator,
Radio producer/presenter,
Television producer.
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

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Further Study

You can progress from the Certificate IV in Screen and Media into the Diploma of Screen and Media. Some subjects completed in this program contribute towards the Diploma of Screen and Media.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 3 subjects

  • BSBSMB301  Investigate micro business opportunities
    • CIT Code: BUSN134
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCRT401  Articulate, present and debate ideas
    • CIT Code: INNO104
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAWHS302  Apply work health and safety practices
    • CIT Code: OHSS202
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 10 of 13 subjects

  • BSBCRT403  Explore the history and social impact of creativity
    • CIT Code: INNO110
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore the history and social impact of creativity.
      It applies to individuals who develop and apply a broad knowledge of the history of creativity. Understanding the concept of creativity, how creative people think and how creativity has been applied throughout history can provide individuals with inspiration and ideas to take into their own work and lives.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAANM402  Create digital visual effects
    • CIT Code: MEDA343
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a range of industry software applications and material from various sources to create and refine digital visual effects sequences for projects in film, television or digital media productions, including games. It applies to individuals who combine elements into the final image while retaining the established style and continuity of the project. They work collaboratively with a production team in 3D animation to meet production deadlines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAANM403  Create titles for screen productions
    • CIT Code: MEDA157
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and develop opening titles and captions for screen productions including film and television, games and e-learning resources.It applies to individuals who generate digital titles and work collaboratively with directors and post-production personnel to meet deadlines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUACAM401  Shoot a wide range of screen content
    • CIT Code: MEDA354
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUACAM402  Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment
    • CIT Code: MEDA316
      Cost: $220.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to shoot television content in a multi-camera environment, in a studio or on location. Cameras can be in fixed positions, on pedestals or handheld. It applies to individuals who work under direction and apply a broad range of technical, creative and communication skills as members of a production team.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADIG301  Prepare video assets
    • CIT Code: MEDA356
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare video assets for inclusion in interactive media. It applies to individuals who work in collaboration with others and under supervision to convert video into forms appropriate for streaming, downloading and/or digital media products. In smaller organisations, they may combine this role with video editing, authoring or programming.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADIG304  Create visual design components
    • CIT Code: MEDA373
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create visual designs for interactive media components that can be integrated into a range of media products. It applies to individuals who generate and assess ideas to create visual design components in response to specifications under supervision in a team environment. 
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPM302  Plan and prepare program content
    • CIT Code: MEDA323
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare content for a range of broadcast media programs. It applies to individuals who work on daily or weekly pre-recorded or live media programs where the target audience and program style have already been defined. They work autonomously within clear guidelines, typically with a producer or director supervising program preparation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPM404  Produce programs and program segments
    • CIT Code: MEDA315
      Cost: $220.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce television or radio programs and program segments that can be pre recorded, presented live-to-air or repurposed for online access. It applies to individuals who apply knowledge of audience behaviour to generate creative ideas, and produce programs, for various broadcast media.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU304  Prepare audio assets
    • CIT Code: MEDA418
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare audio assets for inclusion in broadcasting, games and interactive media. It applies to individuals who prepare and package audio content into formats appropriate for various media distribution channels and interactive products. 
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAWRT301  Write content for a range of media
    • CIT Code: MEDA318
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write content for a range of purposes and platforms. It applies to individuals who could be expected to write both original and re-purposed non-narrative content for websites, social media or for announcements on radio and television. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU410  Record sound on location
    • CIT Code: MUSC312
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record dialogue and sound effects on location for a screen production.It applies to individuals who record dialogue and live sound effects in outdoor and indoor locations for a range of screen productions. They must work cooperatively with performers and other production crew members. 
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU411  Coordinate sound recording operations on location
    • CIT Code: MUSC313
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate recording of dialogue and sound effects on location for screen productions. It applies to individuals who supervise sound recordings to meet the creative and technical requirements of the production. They collaborate with members of a production team and performers. 
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Advanced Diploma Screen and Media CUA60615
Diploma Screen and Media CUA51015
Certificate III Screen and Media CUA31015

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au