The Diploma of Screen and Media is designed for experienced Independent filmmakers to create more ambitious short films targeted to specific markets. Students are encouraged to explore different aesthetics in pursuit of their own individual style by studying contemporary developments in film. This qualification is designed to reflect the role of personnel who work at a high level of technical and / or creative specialisation in the film and television production and post-production and production management areas.

This qualification allows for specialisation within each of the production areas.

Studying in 2020

The Diploma of Screen and Media Course Code: CUA51015  requires the completion of a minimum of 15 units of Competency, of which there are 3 Core Units and 12 elective Units

Centrelink Institution Reference Number: 37152

Campus / Location: Footscray City College. 1 Kinnear St. Footscray. 3011.

Average Hours of Face-to-Face Class Contact per Week: 20 Hours per Week

Year / Stage of Course: 2020

Exact Course Start Date: 6/02/2020

Anticipated Course End Date: 15/12/2020

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 City College is a Registered Private Provider RTO No. 20306


In addition to the units completed in Certificate IV in Screen and Media students study the following modules:

CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge CORE
BSBCRT501 Originate and  develop concepts CORE
CUAWRT502 Develop storylines and treatments ELECTIVE
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice  CORE
CUACAM401 Shoot a wide range of screen content ELECTIVE
CUAPPM411 Compile production schedules ELECTIVE
CUAPPM502 Realise productions ELECTIVE
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process ELECTIVE
CUASOU505 Implement sound designs ELECTIVE
CUASOU410 Record sound on location ELECTIVE
CUADRT501 Direct rehearsals of performers ELECTIVE
CUADRT502 Direct performers for screen productions ELECTIVE
BSBREL401 Edit complex screen productions ELECTIVE
CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove make up ELECTIVE
CUADRT502 Direct Performers of Screen Productions ELECTIVE
CUSADRT501  Direct Rehearsals of Performers ELECTIVE


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