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CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Mass Communication)

National ID: CUA51015 | State ID: AB40

Become part of the fast paced world of content creation

Mass Communication is a broad term encompassing multiple forms of contemporary media content and communications. It's a field which is undergoing considerable shifts. The Diploma of Mass Communication is designed for the 21st century communications landscape, where traditional media jobs that exist today may not exist tomorrow. 

You will gain contemporary industry skills needed to cut through the noise and become a more effective communicator on social platforms, creating stories with unique perspectives on important topics. You will produce purposeful and relevant media content that communicates, engages, and potentially sells; applying digital marketing principles.  

Training occurs through real-world projects, connecting with people and capturing their stories for multi-platform content versions.

This qualification is a clear pathway to begin your career or go on to further study to university.

Gain these skills
  • Effective media content creation for marketing purposes 
  • Effective use of social platforms 
  • Writing for social platforms (e.g. captions, blogs, copywriting)
  • Photography
  • Production (video and audio)
  • Camera skills
  • Sound recording and editing
  • Editing software training
  • Verbal and written communication with project stakeholders 
  • Problem solving
  • Negotiation skills
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Creative mindset 
  • Interest in people and their stories 
  • Communication skills
  • Focus and motivation
  • Organisational skills
  • Adaptability 
  • Willingness to adopt and affect change 
  • Team player
  • Reliability and responsibility


Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

How to apply


Entrance Requirements
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
Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Content creator
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Multimedia Operator
  • Website/Blog Editor

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

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

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Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

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Estimated Course Fee

Estimated Concession Fee

Eligible for VSL

VSL Capping

$4,948.00 $4,948.00 Yes $10,528
These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester. 
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government 
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Semester 1, 2021

Perth - On Campus


Fees and charges


Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Perth
How On campus
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Page last updated September 23, 2020