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CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media (Film & Television)

National ID: CUA51020 State ID: AC75
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The demand for content creators is growing around the world

This course provides the hands-on knowledge required in the collaborative field of filmmaking. You'll get the opportunity to put knowledge and theory into practice working on a variety of films to develop a wide range of industry skills. You will gain on-set experience in various roles while building vital knowledge in the craft of filmmaking.

The aim of the course is to prepare you for industry by encouraging best practise teamwork in the pursuit of compelling storytelling.

Once completed you can continue on to Advanced Diploma where there are opportunities to focus on specific disciplines such as directing, cinematography, producing, editing, production design and sound.

If you continue with your studies you could also find yourself on a path to becoming a:

  • Camera Operator
  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Writer
  • Production Designer
  • Operate professional cameras
  • Edit video and audio using industry-standard software
  • Lighting techniques
  • Work as part of a film crew
  • Develop content and script ideas for production
  • Explore the elements of production design

I have the following attributes:

  • A passion for film and visual arts
  • Creative flair
  • The ability to follow instructions
  • Technical and practical ability
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Competent in Microsoft 365 applications - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work industry standard hours of 10 hour days

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
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

It is strongly recommended that you have completed a Certificate III in Screen and Media (Film & Television) or equivalent.

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.

On campus delivery

Classes will be run over 3.5 days per week, increasing during slated production times. 

This is a full-time course and when you are collaborating on key projects the on-campus workload will extend beyond the timetabled class hours. This commitment to projects reflects industry best practice.

During simulated live works and filming key projects, you will be required to work industry standard hours of 10 hour days plus meal breaks, including an early start or a late finish. This will begin in your second term.

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 jobs title may include:

  • Screen Writer
  • Production Manager (Film and Television) | Assistant Producer
  • Sound Recordist
  • Lighting Designer (Productions)
  • Instructional Designer

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

Perth - On Campus

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Perth
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $4,979.40 $1,185.00 $6,164.40

*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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