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Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015

Overview

From the silver screen to your TV screen, to your desk top computer to your phone. Learn the real skills and keys to success from an industry leading course that is hands on, practical, and fun. Master your skills and direct, produce, work and lead dramas, news shows, life style programs and music shows.

This program will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of broadcast and electronic media production processes, equipment and technology. You will understand all stages of production from scripting through to post production. You will learn the legal, WH&S and financial parameters that operate in the Australian media industry.

After completion you will be able to work effectively in studio or location settings.

Qualification: Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015
Program No: DP-BD21
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (approximately 30 hours per week) intensive delivery with additional project work and independent study time OR part-time equivalent
Likely Job Outcome: Producer's assistant, researcher, presenter, studio personnel, technical assistant, director's assistant, digital editor, project officer, camera operator, assistant lighting technician, audio technician, audio/video streamer, independent film maker, media officer.
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You will need literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and numeracy skills (ACSF) to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy. If you do not have this level in any area, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. However you will only be eligible for Vet Fee Help if you have achieved Level 3 or hold a year 12 Certificate.

VET FEE-HELP

You may be eligible for VET FEE-HELP to apply for a Commonwealth Government loan to pay your tuition fees. For more information visit our VET FEE-HELP page. If you are planning on accessing VET FEE-HELP you will need to have a Tax File Number before applying and you will also need to meet the Academic Suitability requirements.

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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

  • BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
    • CIT Code: INNO111
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      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..

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
    • CIT Code: DSGN176
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS310
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: 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. The unit could apply to a range of internal and external work environments, including workshops, studios, offices, field locations and performance venues.The unit does not apply to individuals employed by organisations to manage the safety of a practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 12 of 14 subjects

  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
    • CIT Code: PROJ194
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.
      This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.
      The unit does not apply to specialist project managers. For specialist project managers, the other units of competency in the project management field (BSBPMG) will be applicable.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBREL401 Establish networks
    • CIT Code: MGNT323
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers.
      It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of networking and negotiation who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of tasks to others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUABRD402 Vision mix television productions
    • CIT Code: MEDA137
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to vision mix television productions from a studio control room or an outside broadcast van. It applies to individuals who mix components from a variety of sources to create composite images, transitions and effects for live or pre-recorded television productions. They apply a broad range of technical and communication skills in an operational role. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUACAM501 Shoot material for screen productions under special conditions
    • CIT Code: MEDA138
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate cameras under special conditions for film or television productions. It applies to individuals who may be working on productions that require capturing shots from moving vehicles, aircraft, trains or underwater, using digital or film cameras. Generally they work under direction but in situations such as deep underwater shoots, they carry responsibility for most if not all of the filming.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADRT401 Direct television programs and segments
    • CIT Code: MEDA378
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to direct television programs and segments that have a clearly defined format. It applies to individuals responsible for directing crew, program guests, interviewees or members of the public being filmed for programs. They are members of a production team, and report to an executive producer, news editor or program producer. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUALGT402 Implement lighting designs
    • CIT Code: MEDA332
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement lighting designs for screen, media and entertainment productions. It applies to individuals who, as experienced technicians, apply knowledge of the correlation between lighting and the cameras, lenses and stock formats being used in a given production. They may plan and install filler lighting and lights for presenters on location, or work collaboratively with a lighting designer who has devised the lighting plan. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPOS401 Edit screen content for fast turnaround
    • CIT Code: MEDA319
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use non-linear digital facilities to edit screen content for fast turnaround. It applies to individuals with a reasonable level of experience who are involved in editing for daily programs such as television news and current affairs. At times they work on more complex programs of a formatted or routine nature, or on the editing of daily rushes for feature films. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAWRT402 Write extended stories
    • CIT Code: MEDA322
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write fully developed stories in a wide range styles in response to creative conceptualisations or project briefs that could be self-generated or developed by others. It applies to individuals who use appropriate structures and creative narrative development techniques to write stories for print media, screen, radio, animations, e-learning resources, games, and fiction or non-fiction projects. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU503 Develop sound designs
    • CIT Code: MUSC207
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop an overall sound design from production briefs. It applies to individuals with a good understanding of the physical nature of sound, along with research and creative thinking skills. They collaborate with other creative personnel to develop the overall sound or musical identity of a wide range productions. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU505 Implement sound designs
    • CIT Code: MUSC213
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement a design for any productions requiring sound. It applies to individuals with a thorough understanding of a wide range of sound equipment and sound effects, along with the ability to supervise and work creatively and collaboratively with others, including sound mixers, sound editors and other studio technicians. The ability to solve problems that arise in the context of implementing sound designs is essential. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG527 Plan social media engagement
    • CIT Code: MKTG331
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively engage with a preferred audience on social media.
      It applies to individuals working in a variety of marketing communications occupational roles who have responsibility for developing social media plans and facilitating social engagement.

      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
  • BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
    • CIT Code: INNO106
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collaborate in a creative process that is underpinned by a commitment to trust and ethics.
      It applies to individuals who are involved in what is traditionally considered a creative endeavour but is also very important in broader business and community activities where creative team effort is highly valued.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Advanced Diploma Screen and Media CUA60615
Certificate IV Screen and Media CUA41215
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