Diploma of Screen and Media - CUA51020

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 00122A

This qualification reflects the role of those who work in a range of screen and media industries, including animation, gaming and digital effects, specialist make-up services, film and television, radio and podcasting, lighting and sound, and content creation environments. They apply technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled work. They will have technical and theoretical knowledge, with depth in some areas in a field of work. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include director (film and television), technical director, master control operator, editor, content creator, sound designer, radio station manager, specialist make-up artist (creative), director of photography, instructional designer, editor (film and television), artistic director, production manager (film and television), lighting designer (productions), interface designer, special effects designer, animation designer, assistant film producer, information architect, lead animator, roto artist, compositor, compositing supervisor, motion graphics artist, editor, motion capture artist, 3D animator, 3D modeller, texture artist, concept artist. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerationsNational 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:CPCCLDG3001 Licence to perform doggingCPCCLRG3001 Licence to perform rigging basic levelCPCCLRG3002 Licence to perform rigging intermediate levelCPCCLRG4001 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 CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry from the CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package fulfils this requirement. Units of competency in qualificationSome individual units of competency may have their own licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Users must check individual units of competency for licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements relevant to that unit.


  • Manage project risk
  • Implement sound designs
  • Refine digital art techniques
  • Coordinate sound recording operations on location
  • Implement design solutions
  • Record sound on location
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • Operate master control
  • Manage media assets
  • Edit texts
  • Design digital simulations
  • Develop content for publication
  • Obtain revenue to support operations
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Vision mix productions
  • Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
  • Create 3D digital animations
  • Design and apply special make-up effects
  • Direct television programs and segments
  • Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
  • Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • Select and apply hair extensions
  • Create classic long hair up-styles
  • Pull focus
  • Maintain make-up and hair continuity
  • Produce programs and program segments
  • Write and apply scripting language in authoring
  • Develop complex cascading style sheets
  • Manage project procurement
  • Incorporate and edit digital video
  • Perform writing and editing tasks
  • Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries
  • Coordinate hazardous action sequences
  • Plan and conduct interviews
  • Design games
  • Design specifications for animation and digital visual effects
  • Create 3D digital character animations
  • Manage locations for media productions
  • Develop nonfiction works for publication
  • Design e-learning resources
  • Manage team effectiveness
  • Develop public relations campaigns
  • Develop, implement and monitor program schedules
  • Set up and operate lighting cues and effects
  • Write narration and material for productions
  • Licence to perform dogging
  • Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
  • Design and apply specialised make-up
  • Design interactions
  • Implement lighting designs
  • Conduct research
  • Licence to perform rigging advanced level
  • Establish innovative work environments
  • Edit sound
  • Create advanced 3D digital models
  • Write creative nonfiction material
  • Develop social media engagement plans
  • Compile music for soundtracks
  • Style hair for productions
  • Compile production schedules
  • Create 3D digital environments
  • Direct rehearsals of performers
  • Create digital visual effects
  • Design digital applications
  • Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • Communicate with the community
  • Participate in organisational governance
  • Organise and facilitate rehearsals
  • Write persuasive copy
  • Perform primary and secondary colour correction
  • Undertake project work
  • Coordinate props
  • Write extended stories
  • Manage feedback on creative practice
  • Design information architecture
  • Plan finances for new business ventures
  • Direct performers for screen productions
  • Perform advanced editing tasks
  • Create special effects items
  • Create titles for screen productions
  • Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • Manage copyright arrangements
  • Produce sound recordings
  • Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
  • Maintain and protect cultural values in the organisation
  • Edit complex media productions
  • Apply intermediate programming skills in different languages
  • Manage fundraising and sponsorship activities
  • Coordinate the logistics of special effects operations
  • Create storyboards
  • Develop storylines and treatments
  • Create a final sound balance
  • Edit dialogue
  • Design user interfaces
  • Create user interfaces
  • Develop and implement production work plans
  • Collaborate in creative processes
  • Perform advanced writing tasks
  • Refine on-air presentation techniques
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
  • Edit digital content for fast turnaround
  • Review and apply the constitution
  • Provide freelance services
  • Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • Use casting and moulding techniques to make props
  • Coordinate testing of interactive media products
  • Interpret and use legal information
  • Develop sustainability of own professional practice
  • Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment
  • Shoot material for screen productions under special conditions
  • Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games
  • Design, apply and remove make-up
  • Conduct discussion forums on-air
  • Repair and maintain broadcast equipment and facilities
  • Develop sound designs
  • Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
  • Realise productions
  • Style wigs and hairpieces for productions
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety
  • Reproduce sound for post-production
  • Make presentations
  • Realise a creative project
  • Record and document Community history
  • Shoot different screen content
  • Manage recruitment and onboarding
  • Manage safety aspects of screen productions

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City International: $24,000 No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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