Certificate III in Screen and Media

Course Code CUA31015
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 500 hours

Course Overview

The CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media is the recognised qualification to become a Performing Arts Technician.

Imagine designing digital media for a large production company. This course will teach you the skills to be able to create digital interactive content, animations, sound assets and visual design components.

You will learn how to make 2D animation, soft video editing, sound engineering, website design, and you will develop critical thinking skills that will enable you to successfully navigate the media industry.

This course is delivered as a Traineeship.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities


The CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Television and Radio Production, Interactive Digital Media, Screen and Media, Lighting and Sound, Film Production, Music Industry, Entertainment Technical Operations and/or the Broadcasting Production industry.

Working in this industry will require you to be creative and innovative. Work hours will vary depending on the job type but may include some out of hours and weekend work.

Further studies
After gaining the CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media, you might wish to undertake further study in the CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media or ICT40915 Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside of their training sessions or work hours.

Students will be enrolled in approximately 500 hours of training.

Students are encouraged to actively participate in all online training and attend any face-to-face sessions and appointments with your GOTAFE Trainer and Assessor.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Jason Rieusset
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 500 $6.00 $3,100.00 $7.00 $3,500.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 500 $1.00 $620.00 $7.00 $3,500.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 500 $6.00 $3,100.00 $7.00 $3,500.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 500 $1.00 $620.00 $7.00 $3,500.00
Full Fee 500 $9.00 $4,500.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 500 TBA $300.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course you must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course
  • Complete a CSPA test to ensure you have the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network

Applicants must also supply:

  • a current and successful Police Check
  • a current Working with Children Check
  • first Aid Certificate
  • evidence of up to date immunisations prior to the commencement of placement.

It is recommended that these be organised upon entry to the course.

Units of Competency

CUA31015 – Core Units

BSBWHS201 – Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBCRT301 – Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
CUAIND301 – Work effectively in the creative arts industry

CUA31015 – Elective Units

CUADIG302 – Author interactive sequences
CUARES201 – Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication
CUAANM301 – Create 2D digital animations
CUAANM302 – Create 3D digital animations
CUADIG304 – Create visual design components
BSBCUS201 – Deliver a service to customers
BSBDES302 – Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
BSBDES303 – Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
BSBDES201 – Follow a design process
CUACMP301 – Implement copyright arrangements
CUADIG201 – Maintain interactive content
CUABRD301 – Perform basic transmission operations
CUASOU304 – Prepare audio assets
CUADIG301 – Prepare video assets
CUADIG303 – Produce and prepare photo images
ICTICT308 – Use advanced features of computer applications
CUAWRT301 – Write content for a range of media

Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed using the following methods:

  • Question and Answer
  • Written
  • Practical Demonstration
  • Portfolio
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.