The CUA31020 – Certificate III in Screen and Media encompasses basic skills and knowledge for those wanting to work in the screen, media, and entertainment industries. This qualification is designed for roles in these industries that usually work under direction, using some discretion and judgement, and may provide technical advice and support to a team.

Your training will focus on: 

  • How to work in a team environment
  • How to participate in health and safety processes
  • How to work effectively in the chosen stream of screen and media, could include:
    • Creating 2D and 3D animations
    • Licencing to perform dogging
    • Restoring audio tracks
    • Provide production support for television production

AST auspices this qualification to secondary schools so their teachers can deliver to secondary school students as part of their VET studies.

Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Editing Assistant
  • Assistant content creator
  • Community radio producer
  • Junior Animator
  • Technical Production Assistant

Assessment may consist of

  • written answers to questions
  • role plays
  • holistic assessment

Evidence may be 

  • written 
  • audio recordings
  • video recordings
  • observation
  • Zoom recording
  • interview
  • documents

All students will engage in a language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) activity to evaluate potential support requirements.

The CUA31020 – Certificate III in Screen and Media consists of 11 units:

  • 3 core units
  • 8 elective units

Elective units will vary depending on consultation with industry.

Core units include:

BSBCRT311 Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment
CUAIND311 Work effectively in the creative arts industry
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices


This qualification is offered to secondary schools on a fee-for-service basis, where a fee is charged for each individual student’s enrolment.

Please contact us for the current year’s auspicing fees.

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