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Diploma of Mass Communication

National ID: 52734WA | State ID: YK38

 

The world is changing; new technologies mean people are communicating faster and in more ways than was ever thought possible. This Diploma gives you the opportunity to get ahead of the crowd and the flexibility to study a range of areas of mass communications including broadcasting, the internet, journalism, advertising and photography.

You will learn how to write editorial content, how to write and produce short video packages and work with other students on short video documentaries and program segments. Upon completion, you will then include these in a television program that you will learn to produce.

You will gain the skills to:

  • write and create content for use in the media
  • use interview techniques
  • build effective relationships with colleagues and industry networks
  • gain and use knowledge of the Australian media landscape
  • shoot and edit television content
  • produce programs
  • research ideas and theories

Once you have completed this qualification you can begin your career straight away with confidence in the various fields or go on to further study with our pathways to university.

Studying this course will give you access to industry standard equipment and you'll enjoy a higher than average staff to student ratio, with all lecturers and mentors having extensive experience and networks within their industry.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a video journalist or writer, production assistant or multimedia operator with a web broadcaster, business or corporate media department and the mainstream broadcast media.

This course prepares you for roles such as television broadcaster, video/online journalist, public relations officer, advertiser photographer/photojournalist, cameraperson

Further study opportunities:

The Diploma of Mass Communication is a pathway to the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Broadcast Television), Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Film and Television) and Radio Broadcasting courses.

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Course Overview

Where Northbridge Building 1
Duration

One year (2 semesters).

How Full-Time
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a video journalist or writer, production assistant or multimedia operator with a web broadcaster, business or corporate media department and the mainstream broadcast media.

This course prepares you for roles such as television broadcaster, video/online journalist, public relations officer, advertiser photographer/photojournalist, cameraperson

Further study opportunities:

The Diploma of Mass Communication is a pathway to the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Broadcast Television), Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Film and Television) and Radio Broadcasting courses.

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

For details see the indicative fees list here.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

GROUP 01 CORE UNITS

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Shoot a wide range of television content CUFCAM401A D1088
Conduct interviews CUFAIR401A D1061
Collaborate in a creative process BSBCRT402A D0647
Record sound on location CUSSOU406A D2968
Develop copy for news and online media MEDJOR502A AW698
Edit dialogue CUSSOU404A D2966
Analyse and evaluate media messages MEDCOM501A AW697
Critically analyse the style and structure of screen and TV productions MEDSCS504A AW700
Produce programs and program segments CUFPPM401A D1167
Write narration and current affairs material CUFWRT403A D1199
Enhance, manipulate and output photo images CUVPHI404A S7714
Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images CUVDIG401A S7645
Produce media photo images CUVPHI523A S7723
Ensure a safe workplace BSBWHS501A WE733
Demonstrate comprehension of media texts MEDREA503A AW699
Edit screen content for fast turnaround CUFPOS401A D1160
Establish networks BSBREL401A D0965
Develop academic essay writing MEDWRI505A AW701
Capture photographic images CUVPHI302A S7707

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

or

International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

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School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF

 

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