How to become a Media Presenter

Media presenters deliver a variety of radio, television and live programmes, including all music formats, music and chat programmes, interview and talkback programmes, news bulletins and sports programmes. They may also present rock and classical music concerts that are broadcast live to air, and pre-recorded programmes such as documentary and music specials.

Personal requirements of a Media Presenter

  • Clear speaking voice with good command of English
  • Broad general knowledge
  • Interest in current affairs and/or music
  • Technical ability to operate broadcasting equipment
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good communication skills
  • Willing to work in country areas

Education & Training for a Media Presenter

You can work as a media presenter without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications and you may like to consider a VET course. Applicants may be required to attend an audition or an interview. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a media presenter through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. Alternatively, you can become a media presenter by studying media, communications or journalism at university. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with English. Applicants may be required to attend an audition or an interview. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,730

Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 1.3%

NSW 57.4%

NT 0.6%

QLD 7.2%

SA 4.4%

TAS 0.7%

VIC 21.5%

WA 7%

Hours worked:

44.2

Unemployment:

below average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 66%

Proportion of female workers 33.9%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 0%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 52.7%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 11.5%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 25.2%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 10.7%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 42.6%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 57%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




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