CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media

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Course description

The Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51015) is an exciting qualification for the next generation of film makers and screen producers, as well as anyone wanting to advance their career in television, radio, film, or visual effects. Your studies begin with a sound introduction to the creative arts industry in Australia (and worldwide) — you’ll be developing ideas for later production work and building a solid creative practice. Choose specialisation electives to support your career aspirations: animation and visual effects, film and TV production, general media skills.

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Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Audio Visual Technician$1,150 weekly pay
Camera Assistant$1,150 weekly pay
3D Modeller$1,150 weekly pay
Digital Animator$1,150 weekly pay
Animator$1,150 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Radio Producer$1,350 weekly pay
Sound Engineer$1,350 weekly pay
Music Manager$1,350 weekly pay
Music Publisher$1,400 weekly pay
Music Producer$1,400 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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These course providers offer the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media:

TAFE Queensland
On Campus
New York Film Academy Australia
Online / On Campus
Sydney Film School
On Campus