Course Details


Certificate 3

Course Location


Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia: Certificate III in Screen and Media - CUA31015

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00103D

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator in digital video, radio and online content creation, or a skilled assistant in the film and television production services who applies a broad range of competencies in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. Licensing/Regulatory InformationNational Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk WorkThe National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels:CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform doggingCPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic levelCPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate levelCPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level.National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work Sets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit ‘CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry’ from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.


3 core units plus 8 electives.


  • Write content for a range of media
  • Apply critical thinking techniques
  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Provide production support for television productions
  • Implement copyright arrangements
  • Create 3D digital animations
  • Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
  • Contribute to workplace innovation
  • Record sound
  • Migrate to new technology
  • Work effectively in the creative arts industry
  • Present programs on air
  • Maintain interactive content
  • Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
  • Perform basic vision and sound editing
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Assist with a basic camera shoot
  • Work effectively with diversity
  • Perform basic sound editing
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge
  • Author interactive sequences
  • Install and test lighting equipment
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Perform basic transmission operations
  • Create 2D digital animations
  • Record and mix a basic music demo
  • Install and disassemble audio equipment
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • Operate basic lighting
  • Licence to perform dogging
  • Develop techniques for presenting to camera
  • Mix sound in a broadcasting environment
  • Prepare audio assets
  • Restore audio tracks
  • Develop techniques for presenting information on air
  • Licence to perform rigging advanced level
  • Create 3D digital models
  • Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
  • Analyse soundtracks
  • Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication
  • Compile audio material for broadcast
  • Create visual design components
  • Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • Repair and maintain production equipment
  • Use advanced features of computer applications
  • Prepare video material for television transmission
  • Maintain financial records
  • Provide first aid
  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • Produce and prepare photo images
  • Write simple stories
  • Work effectively in a business continuity context
  • Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Assist with sound recordings
  • Prepare video assets
  • Plan and prepare program content
  • Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • Shoot material for screen productions
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • Follow a design process
  • Rig camera infrastructure