Charles Darwin University

Certificate IV in Screen and Media - CUA41215

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use basic skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts in the screen, media and entertainment industries. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others. Licensing/Regulatory Information National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk WorkThe National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work applies to persons performing dogging and rigging work. Completion of the following units is required for certification at either basic, intermediate or advanced levels:CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform doggingCPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic levelCPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate levelCPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level.National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction WorkSets and staging for some performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work. If so, people entering the construction site are required to complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (Australian Safety Compensation Council, May 2007). Achievement of the unit 'CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry' from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement.


  • 13 units: 3 core
  • 10 elective


  • Pull focus
  • Style wigs and hairpieces for performances or productions
  • Write content for a range of media
  • Direct television programs and segments
  • Design, apply and remove make-up
  • Coordinate sound recording operations on location
  • Record sound on location
  • Coordinate continuity
  • Report on financial activity
  • Edit texts
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Conduct research
  • Author interactive media
  • Edit screen content for fast turnaround
  • Coordinate the logistics of special effects operations
  • Create 3D digital animations
  • Plan purchasing
  • Record sound
  • Migrate to new technology
  • Style hair for performances or productions
  • Create user interfaces
  • Install camera supports
  • Incorporate and edit digital video
  • Generate design solutions
  • Perform basic vision and sound editing
  • Review and maintain a website
  • Design user interfaces
  • Develop and refine illustrative work
  • Carry out television transmission operations
  • Work effectively with diversity
  • Edit dialogue
  • Manage media assets
  • Perform basic sound editing
  • Create storyboards
  • Organise and facilitate rehearsals
  • Undertake the roles and responsibilities of committee or board members
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Write content for web pages
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Make a presentation
  • Coordinate production operations
  • Install and test lighting equipment
  • Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • Produce programs and program segments
  • Conduct interviews
  • Write narration and material for current affairs, features and documentaries
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Select and apply hair extensions
  • Design and apply make-up for photography
  • Install or upgrade broadcast equipment and facilities
  • Create 2D digital animations
  • Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • Apply project procurement procedures
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Apply work health and safety practices
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Communicate with the community
  • Install and disassemble audio equipment
  • Operate basic lighting
  • Compile production schedules
  • Write extended stories
  • Shoot a wide range of screen content
  • Licence to perform dogging
  • Create special effects items
  • Develop techniques for presenting to camera
  • Prepare audio assets
  • Restore audio tracks
  • Develop techniques for presenting information on air
  • Provide freelance services
  • Licence to perform rigging advanced level
  • Floor manage studio shoots
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • Plan small business finances
  • Maintain and protect cultural values in the organisation
  • Install and operate follow spots
  • Use and respect copyright
  • Research and apply graphic design techniques
  • Manage first aid services and resources
  • Create 3D digital models
  • Schedule radio playlists
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
  • Ensure quality of broadcast output
  • Analyse soundtracks
  • Organise meetings
  • Compile and replay audio material
  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations
  • Create digital visual effects
  • Vision mix television productions
  • Compile audio material for broadcast
  • Maintain broadcast equipment and facilities
  • Create visual design components
  • Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • Lead effective workplace relationships
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Make wigs and hairpieces
  • Maintain make-up and hair continuity
  • Undertake project work
  • Analyse and present research information
  • Maintain financial records
  • Provide first aid
  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • Conduct e-marketing communications
  • Apply scripting language in authoring
  • Explore the history and social impact of creativity
  • Coordinate outside broadcasts
  • Produce and prepare photo images
  • Write simple stories
  • Work effectively in a business continuity context
  • Review and apply the constitution
  • Coordinate film and media production services and resources
  • Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols
  • Create titles for screen productions
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Prepare video assets
  • Develop and implement sound plans
  • Present a wide range of material on air
  • Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment
  • Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
  • Create advanced 3D digital models
  • Plan and prepare program content
  • Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • Shoot material for screen productions
  • Develop teams and individuals
  • Organise production locations
  • Establish networks
  • Operate floor electrics
  • Write complex documents
  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • Edit sound
  • Perform primary and secondary colour correction
  • Implement lighting designs

Study information

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Casuarina No
CDU Online No

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