CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media
Film and Television - AC71

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Why choose this course?

Develop your skills for a successful career in the screen and media industry with this qualification.

This hands on course will provide you with the knowledge you need to develop your creative and practical production skills to work effectively in the contemporary screen and media industries. 

Benefit from learning from our lecturers, who are experienced industry practitioners. During your studies you will gain media skills that include the basics of picture composition and camera technique, industry specialised vision and sound editing, social media campaign management and content creation for the fast growing social media sector.

Career opportunities

  • Camera Assistant
  • Editing Assistant
  • Production Assistant

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $220
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course. 

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 11 units. These 11 are comprised of 3 core units and 8 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
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    Unit title
  • BSBCRT311 Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment
  • CUAIND311 Work effectively in the creative arts industry
  • CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices
Elective units
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  • CUAANM413 Create titles for screen productions
  • CUABRD312 Provide production support for television productions
  • CUACAM311 Shoot material for screen productions
  • CUADES411 Generate design solutions
  • CUADIG304 Create visual design components
  • CUAPOS311 Edit video and audio content for social media
  • CUASOU212 Perform basic sound editing
  • CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course are based upon live work modelling with demonstration of required performance evidence. Evidence is gathered through observation and portfolios. Knowledge evidence is assessed separately.


These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.


Learning resources may include access to Blackboard resources, PowerPoint presentations, workbooks, learning guides, supporting documents or booklets and handouts.


Facilities and equipment may include access to simulated office workspace with computers and required software, such as Word and Excel, complete camera kits with fundamental lighting package, studio environment for recording content, and edit suites for both sound and vision editing.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.

How to apply

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  1. find a course;
  2. check entry requirements;
  3. submit an application;
  4. accept your offer and pay;
  5. apply for your student visa; and
  6. receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.
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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on December 1, 2022