CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media
Film and Television - AC75

National ID
CUA51020
WA Course Code
AC75
CRICOS code
107936G
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Why choose this course?

Start your career in the diverse field of film and television with this qualification. This industry focused course will provide you with the specialist knowledge to operate individually or collaboratively within the media industry.

During your studies you will learn a number of skills including how to operate professional cameras, edit video and audio using industry-standard software, lighting techniques, work as part of a media production crew and develop script content ideas for production.

You will have the opportunity to access industry standard studios and be part of professionally run productions. The practical experience acquired will be used to work as part of a media production crew, and the confidence to shoot footage/film for projects including a short documentary. Additional access is available to other practical training projects and student networking.

Career opportunities

  • Instructional Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Production Manager
  • Screen Writer

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

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 11.

  • OR Completion of CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media [Film and Television] is required for entry into this course.

Your study options

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 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: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $1,010
  • Materials fee: $160

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 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 4 core units and 11 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
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CUAIND412 Provide freelance services
  • CUAIND512 Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
  • CUAPPR411 Realise a creative project
  • CUAPPR515 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
  • CUACAM511 Shoot material for screen productions under special conditions
  • CUAINN511 Adopt an innovative approach to creating production elements
  • CUALGT412 Implement lighting designs
  • CUAPOS411 Edit digital content for fast turnaround
  • CUAPOS412 Manage media assets
  • CUAPPM416 Coordinate media production services and resources
  • CUAPPM518 Manage locations for media productions
  • CUASOU410 Record sound on location
  • CUASOU417 Edit sound
  • CUAWRT512 Develop story lines and treatments

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course involve the undertaking of projects for each unit. The projects closely reflect industry standards and workflows across a range of student centric projects. Other assessments include observation of practical engagement during project production, individual evidence of project work via portfolio and final product and completion of knowledge worksheets to ensure evidence of required knowledge.

 

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 this 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, learning and assessment plans, assessment tools, video tutorials and PDF handouts.

Facilities and equipment may include access to PC and Mac labs, studio – film and television, broadcast cameras, tripods, LED lights – panels, fresnels and reflectors

Wacom tablets and specialised software such as Photoshop, Media Composer, Audition and After Effects.

Key dates

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

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $1,010
  • Materials fee: $160

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 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 4 core units and 11 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
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CUAIND412 Provide freelance services
  • CUAIND512 Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
  • CUAPPR411 Realise a creative project
  • CUAPPR515 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
  • CUACAM511 Shoot material for screen productions under special conditions
  • CUAINN511 Adopt an innovative approach to creating production elements
  • CUALGT412 Implement lighting designs
  • CUAPOS411 Edit digital content for fast turnaround
  • CUAPOS412 Manage media assets
  • CUAPPM416 Coordinate media production services and resources
  • CUAPPM518 Manage locations for media productions
  • CUASOU410 Record sound on location
  • CUASOU417 Edit sound
  • CUAWRT512 Develop story lines and treatments

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course involve the undertaking of projects for each unit. The projects closely reflect industry standards and workflows across a range of student centric projects. Other assessments include observation of practical engagement during project production, individual evidence of project work via portfolio and final product and completion of knowledge worksheets to ensure evidence of required knowledge.

 

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 this 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, learning and assessment plans, assessment tools, video tutorials and PDF handouts.

Facilities and equipment may include access to PC and Mac labs, studio – film and television, broadcast cameras, tripods, LED lights – panels, fresnels and reflectors

Wacom tablets and specialised software such as Photoshop, Media Composer, Audition and After Effects.

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.

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  6. receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.
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Maria
Country
Brazil
Campus
Perth

I chose to study at TAFE because most classes are practical, so that you learn by doing. I also love to study with people from all over the world. I love living in Perth. The quality of life here is very good. Everything I love I have here, including beaches, parks, cinemas and events. International students make a difference at TAFE. It is a very wonderful experience to live and learn from such different people.

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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