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CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects)

National ID: CUA41220 State ID: AC86
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Discover your creative talent

This intermediate level course develops skills in 3D modelling and animation, 2D animation, visual effects, composition and storyboarding, sound, and writing.
You'll start to understand what it takes to work in the entertainment and digital media industry as you discover your creative talent.

Upon completion you will have gained the necessary skills to be ready to enter the next stage: CUA51020-AC87 – Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects).

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  • 3D modelling and animation
  • 2D animation 
  • Composition and Storyboarding
  • Visual Effects
  • Sound
  • Writing

I have the following attributes:

  • Creative and imaginative
  • Passionate
  • Good analytical and spatial skills
  • Technically minded

If this course is deemed competitive, you will be informed during your application via TAFE Admissions and additional entrance requirements will apply.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on available study options.

Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 2.5 days per week when studied full time across one semester.

Online workload
This course does not contain any modules to be completed online.

At-home study
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 - 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

Study outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research will be required to successfully complete your course.

Bring your own device (BYOD) is encouraged but not essential.
If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

Other costs for consideration:

  • External Hard-drive (approx. $50)
  • USB 2.0 (minimum) with at least 100GB storage
  • Animator
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Digital Artist | Digital Designer
  • Special Effects Operator

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2024

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $3,220.80 $215.00 $3,435.80
Concession $970.20 $215.00 $1,185.20

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the Study options and next steps section above.