Creative Industries

CUF40107 Certificate IV in Screen and Media

CUF40107 Certificate IV in Screen and Media qualification is part of the Screen and Media Training Package. It is designed for individuals who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts in the film, television, radio and digital media industries. Participants will engage with a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources in order to create solutions. Students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of areas including: animation and digital effects, audio and sound, broadcasting and camera and cinematography. They will also have the opportunity to build upon their leadership and management skills.

This course aims to provide a program of study focused on the film, video and multimedia industries. Outcomes cater for employment or further study in film or broadcast media and related disciplines. This course develops skills essential to the crafts of scriptwriting, video production, and also provides essential technical skills in camera work, sound, light and editing.

The Certificate IV is an entry level course leading to the Diploma in Screen & Media, which will provide an opportunity to develop more advanced technical and production skills. Potential areas for specialisation inlcude: documentary and factual programming, and trans-media.

The Certificate IV is offered on a full-time basis and offers participants the opportunity to develop expertise in the following areas:

  • Setup and use professional digital cameras
  • Introduction to sound recording and editing
  • Introduction to lighting
  • Elements of planning and production
  • Introduction to digital video and sound editing.

This qualification would suit anyone with a keen interest in working in the screen industry:

  • Secondary School Graduates
  • Mature aged people, career changers
  • International students

Career Opportunities

The film, television, radio and interactive digital media industries are anticipated to continue to grow significantly. Occupations include:

  • Creative Industry Professions: – scriptwriters, producers, directors, productions managers, animators and editors – across film and television production, cross-platform video production, pay-per-view services, corporate communications and independent production.
  • Creative Craftspeople in production, art and design, camera, lighting, sound and editing departments.
  • Technical operations in construction, production, camera, sound, make-up, medial handling, wardrobe and technical engineering.
  • Administration and management, including recruitment, financial administration, production management and marketing.
  • Freelance production of documentaries, corporate videos and online communications.

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Dates and Times

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:   6 February – 23 November 2017
  • Duration:  3 days per week, Monday to Wednesday – 9am to 4pm
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest.

Learning Options

The course is delivered as a full-time program which will require the students to attend training and assessment activities for 3 days a week, 34 weeks of the year, at Alanvale Campus, Launceston.

Within the classroom, participants are offered flexible delivery using a combination of structured classes, tutorials, workshops, and practical projects.

Students will also be expected to work unsupervised on specific projects outside their normal class times.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Work Health & Safety procedures must be followed.


There are no formal pre-requisites to study this course. However, limited spaces are available so prospective students will be required to attend an interview. Evidence of interest and previous involvement in this area would be of benefit to the applicants.

Qualification Requirements

To gain this qualification it is necessary to successfully complete 3 core units plus 6 elective units.


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