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CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Information
Qualification:CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media
CRICOS Course Code:107164B
Duration:52 weeks
Study Type:• workshop/classroom activities
• self-directed activities to complete: Research, Assessment/s and project tasks.
Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package


This course is organised into 15 units of competency, made up of 4 core units and 11 elective units. Electives may subject to changes with further notice.

 Units of Competency CodesUnits of Competency Names
Core UnitsCUAIND412Provide freelance services
CUAIND512Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR515Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAPPR411Realise a creative project
Elective UnitsCUAANM302Create 3D digital animations
CUAANM412Create digital visual effects
CUAANM512Create 3D digital environments
CUAANM513Design specifications for animation and digital visual effects
CUADIG514Design games
CUADIG517Design digital simulations
CUASOU504Produce sound recordings
CUAANM413Create titles for screen productions
CUADES412Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAPPM417Create storyboards
CUAWRT512Develop storylines and treatments


The CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media focusing on Film and Television provides comprehensive technical and theoretical knowledge of the filmmaking process.
This qualification provides students with sound hands-on technical and theoretical knowledge of film and television production. Students will engage in a range of focused, technical and managerial competencies to autonomously plan and produce high-end content for film, television and screen media industries. The course offers hands-on learning in a collaborative environment.


The specific course entry requirements are (for example, LLN, technology skills or pre-requisite qualifications):
English Language/Literacy/Numeracy requirements
Domestic students:
• Satisfactorily completion of Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) with sound literacy and numeracy skills OR
• Display competence at or above these levels in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) – Learning: L4; Reading: R4; Writing: W4; Oral Communication: OC4; Numeracy: N4.
• Be 18 years of age or over.
International students:
• Satisfactorily completion of Senior Secondary School (Australian Year 12 or equivalent) with sound literacy and numeracy skills.
• IELTS band score of 5.5 or TOEFL 500 or equivalent
• Be 18 years of age or over.
• Based on previous study and work experience (Resume)

The course is delivered over 52 weeks. It includes 40 weeks of tuition and 12 weeks of term breaks.

Delivery of this qualification combines trainer led theory classes, practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities, practical demonstrations and role plays. Computer based activities and projects will be undertaken using computer lab hardware and software

Each unit of competency involves assessment tasks conducted in a range of contexts. Such assessment tasks may include case studies, practical demonstrations, individual projects, report writing, portfolios of evidence, closed book examinations, role plays and oral presentations.

This qualification aims to provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to work in the film and television industry or as Independent producers, Directors, Editors and Special effects developers.

Pathways from this qualification may include:
The Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media that aims to further enhance and refine one’s knowledge and skills in the key areas of film and television production.
University Pathway:
This qualification may provide a pathway into Higher Education program:
• Bachelor of Interactive Media


Have you studied this topic before? We will recognise competencies gained through previous learning, work and life experiences.

Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/ Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) before they commence the course or a particular unit. Students will need to provide evidence that they are already competent in this/these specific unit/s. Email info-george@win.edu.au for further information.