The Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media is designed for students to create longer, more complex and ambitious films over 12 months targeted to a specific market. This qualification is designed to reflect the role of personnel who work at a high level of creative specialisation and/or in the production management areas of the film and television industry.

The Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media also includes marketing processes for students to promote their own films. Graduates of the Advanced Diploma and Diploma of Screen and Media eligible to receive advanced standing into AFTRS, the Bachelor of Media & Communications at the University of Melbourne.

Our graduates regularly achieve careers in the film, television and multimedia industries and students have exhibited and won awards in International festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and Venice Film Festivals

Studying in 2021

The Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media CUA60615 requires the completion of a minimum of 16 units of Competency, of which there are 3 core units and a minimum of 13 elective units

Centrelink Institution Reference Number: 37152

Campus / Location: Footscray High School. 1 Kinnear St. Footscray. 3011

Average Hours of Face-to-Face Class Contact per Week: 26.00 Hours per Week

Year / Stage of Course: 2021

Exact Course Start Date: 5/02/2021

Anticipated Course End Date: 14/12/2021

Total Duration of Course: 46 weeks. Enrolment Status: Full-Time

USI Number: Students must obtain a Unique Student Identifier number before commencement. To obtain your USI visit

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A Statement of Attainment will be issued for any unit of competency completed if the full qualification is not completed

Footscray High School is a Registered Private Provider RTO No. 22720 

Units Studied

In addition to the units completed in Certificate 1V in Screen and Media the and Diploma of Screen and Media, students study the following modules:

CUAWRT601 Write scripts ELECTIVE
CUAWRT602 Edit scripts ELECTIVE
CUAPPR603 Engage in the business of creative practice CORE
CUAPRP605 Evolve ideas for professional and creative work CORE
CUADRT601 Establish the Creative vision for screen productions ELECTIVE
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process ELECTIVE
CUAPPM508 Manage locations for film and media productions ELECTIVE
CUACAM601 Direct cinematography for screen productions ELECTIVE
CUADRT603 Direct screen production. crews ELECTIVE
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice CORE
CUAPPM502 Realise Productions ELECTIVE
CUSADRT602 Audition and select performers ELECTIVE
CUADRT501 Direct rehearsals of performers ELECTIVE
CUADRT502 Direct performers of screen productions ELECTIVE
CUASOU503 Develop sound designs ELECTIVE
CUAPOS501 Edit complex screen productions ELECTIVE

NB. All elective units are compulsory

Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media


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