Why Choose the Certificate III in Screen and Media Course for High School Students in Queensland?
At Prestige Service Training, we recognise the significance of preparing students for a promising future. Our Certificate III in Screen and Media program is exclusively formed for high school students in Queensland.
It provides a distinctive gateway to kickstart your adventure in the vibrant world of creative arts.
This course is thoughtfully designed to empower young talents with vital skills and knowledge, guiding them toward a successful journey.
Within a contemporary virtual learning environment, tailored to meet the needs of a modern student, we offer an immersive and interactive experience that generates skills enhancement, creative thinking, and a solid groundwork in screen and media concepts.
Making it an ideal program for various professional pathways within the media industry.
What is the Certificate III in Screen and Media Course?
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The Certificate III in Screen and Media is a comprehensive program tailored for QLD high school students eager to explore the captivating world of screen and media. This course introduces essential concepts, equipping you with practical skills and knowledge applicable across various industries.
Through a combination of engaging virtual lessons, interactive activities, and real-world case studies, you’ll gain insights into screen production, digital storytelling, media creation and animation. It’s a hands-on experience that allows young minds to explore their creativity and potential within the creative arts industry.
A Certificate III in Screen and Media is a level 3 qualification that allows people to qualify for skilled work. The qualification also sets the foundation for further learning, such as a Certificate IV in Screen and Media or Diploma of Screen and Media.
This program integrates current practices and emerging trends in the field of screen and media, allowing you to acquire versatile and immediately applicable professional skills and expertise.
The Certificate III in Screen and Media course is a comprehensive virtual learning experience tailored for high school students in Queensland. It provides a solid understanding of fundamental creative arts concepts and practices, setting you to excel.
- Qualification code: CUA31020
- Qualification name: Certificate III in Screen and Media
- Nationally recognised qualification: Yes
- Duration: 12 months
- 1.5-hour weekly virtual class + extra classes
Units of competency: 11
- 3 core units +
- 8 electives
- Would you be able to contribute to your ATAR? Yes (school students only)
- Would you be able to contribute to your QCE? Yes (school students only)
- For more information on contribution to ATAR and QCE, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/
The program is structured to provide a balanced mix of theoretical learning and practical application, ensuring you’re well-equipped to handle real-world challenges in the industry.
CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media consists of three (3) core units and eight (8) electives tailored based on your target outcomes.
- BSBCRT311 – Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment
- CUAIND311 – Work effectively in the creative arts industry
- CUAWHS312 – Apply work health and safety practices
- CUAANM301 – Create 2D digital animations
- CUACAM211 – Assist with basic camera shoots
- CUACMP311 – Implement copyright arrangements
- CUADIG303 – Produce and prepare photo images
- CUADIG304 – Create visual design components
- CUAPOS211 – Perform basic vision and sound editing
- CUAPOS311 – Edit video and audio content for social media
- CUAWRT301 – Write content for a range of media
- We offer convenient payment plans that allow you to manage expenses while investing in your future. Payment plans start from as little as $69 a fortnight.
- Schools cost = $1,370
- Industry cost = $2,999
- International cost = $5,000
Entry requirements and eligibility
To enrol in the Certificate III in Screen and Media course, applicants must be at least 16 years old, complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Assessment, and have adequate English proficiency with an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) of 3 or higher. Additionally, students need minimum computer literacy, Microsoft Office 365 access, and unrestricted internet access. They should also be able to record assessments and provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) at enrolment. The Student Handbook provides full details on entry requirements.
Embrace the convenience of online learning through our virtual classroom. Our virtual learning platform brings the classroom to you.
Access course materials, participate in engaging discussions, and collaborate with fellow students from the comfort of your home after school hours. It is an excellent alternative for students with a busy school timetable.
Where can I work, what can I do?
Upon successfully completing the Certificate III in Screen and Media course, you will be equipped with practical skills and knowledge that open doors to various entry-level roles in the creative arts sector. Graduates can explore opportunities such as camera and lighting assistant, sound technician, web designer, 3D modeller and animator, and more.
Here are some of the top possible job roles and their average annual salary (sourced from Salary in Australia – Average Salary (talent.com).
Further Learning Pathways
Take your learning further
Our Certificate III in Screen and Media course serves as an excellent stepping stone for students who aspire to deepen their understanding of screen and media and pursue higher education. Graduates can transition seamlessly into advanced business studies, diploma programs, or other relevant qualifications.
Recognition of Prior Learning
We understand that students may have prior learning experiences that align with the course content. Through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, students can receive credit for their existing knowledge and skills, potentially reducing the duration of the course.
How to Enrol?
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Enrolling in our Certificate III in Screen and Media course is a straightforward process. You can visit the ‘Enrol Now’ link to complete the online enrolment form, and our Enrolments team will guide you through the necessary steps.
Before you apply, you will need the following:
- Student ID
- Photo of a Green Medicare Card, Passport or Birth Certificate (in colour)
Evidence of QLD residency dated within six (6) months – any of the following with your QLD address displayed:
- Driver’s license
- Concession card
- Utility bill
- Bank statement
- USI number – Please visit www.usi.gov.au to look up or create your USI number
- A parent or guardian close by to sign (if you are under 18)
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Certificate III in Screen and Media worth it?
Absolutely. This program offers a strong foundational base that can unlock boundless creative prospects.
The skills and insights you gain through this qualification hold immense value across various facets of the screen and media industry.
Whether you’re just starting your journey in this field or aiming for career progression, this course can help.
What’s the difference between a Certificate I, II, III, IV and Diploma?
Australia has different levels of certification to standardise qualifications through the country. Certificates I and II provide basic vocational skills and knowledge and allow people to qualify for mainly routine work.
Certificates III and IV provide more advanced skills and knowledge. As discussed above, the Certificate III allows you to undertake skilled work.
Certificate IV allows you to pursue specialised knowledge and skills in particular contexts.
Finally, a Diploma is a level 5 qualification that allows people to undertake advanced skilled work. It covers integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts. You can also have this qualification credited towards university studies. Universities generally equate Certificate IV to six (6) to twelve (12) months of a Bachelor’s Degree.
- Level 6 – Advanced diploma or associate degree
- Level 7 – Bachelor’s degree
- Level 8 – Bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate, or graduate diploma
- Level 9 – Masters degree
- Level 10 – Doctoral degree
Which qualification is suitable for you depends on the career you wish to pursue, your experience and your existing qualifications. You can choose the best path that works for you.
Can I study while attending a regular Queensland high school?
Yes, our virtual course allows for flexible learning, making it possible to balance students with your regular high school commitments.
Are there any exams?
The course assessment includes a mix of knowledge questions, case studies and practical activities. There are no traditional exams.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion?
Yes, students who successfully complete the course will receive a nationally recognised Certificate III in Screen and Media qualification.
Partially completed courses, receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency that have been deemed satisfactory.
What support is available for virtual learners?
Our dedicated team is available to assist you throughout your learning journey, providing technical and academic support.
Are there networking opportunities with other students?
Yes, our virtual learning platform encourages collaboration and interaction among students, fostering a sense of community.