Introduction to Radio & Media
Introduction to Radio and Media (Certificate III in Screen and Media – CUA31020) will equip you as a radio announcer, podcaster, or audio producer. As part of your training, you will arrange a work placement at a community radio station. If you undertake your course with us here in Townsville you will be a part of 99.9 Live FM where we are announcing to over 26,000 listeners in North Queensland with the message “It’s Good to Be Alive.”
CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media
Good communication is essential for strong relationships, healthy families, and communities! Our mission is to train and equip effective communicators to share good news and influence positive community growth.
The core units of the course will develop and extend your critical thinking skills and prepare you to work effectively within the creative arts industry. The course is delivered through a combination of online and face to face learning, as well as ‘on-the-job’ experience throughout the course.
During the course you will learn how to follow a design process, present programs on air, prepare and organise content for broadcast, complete basic sound editing, make presentations and effectively use social media for greater impact.
High School Students
Year 11 and 12 students based in Townsville can undertake this course while in school. These cohorts run over 18 months, with online study at your own pace and one day per week of volunteer work experience at 99.9 Live FM.
Post High School
A one-year, full-time course (20 hours per week) is also offered to those who have finished school. This cohort is a combination of weekly online sessions, self-directed study, combined with practical experience at a participating radio station through the Christian Media and Arts Australia network.
Students still at school are able to complete this course (unfunded) as part of the VET in Schools program, and receive credit towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Please contact us about potential scholarships for this program.
This training is approved for Austudy/ABSTUDY. Students on this must study full-time (i.e. one year for 20 hours/week – including their in-office vocational hours), as well as meeting all other Centrelink eligibility requirements.