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Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51015)

Career-focused pathway training in film and media

The Diploma of Screen and Media is a nationally recognised qualification. Our training curriculum is individual-focused which covers the technical and creative skills recognised by the industry. The program emphasises practical learning and portfolio development, underpinning knowledge of digital content production.”


Essential learnings

Learn the basics

  • Set Safety, protocol & etiquette
  • Camera operations
  • Editing essentials
  • Sound production
  • Digital asset management
  • Business essentials for the Creative industries
  • Provide creative services
  • Production management

Practical trainings

Specialised pathways

Creative pathway

  • Story development
  • Scriptwriting
  • Directing essentials
  • Directing techniques

Technician pathway

  • Digital content creation
  • Multicam productions
  • Cinematography
  • Cinematic lighting

Post-production pathway

  • Advanced editing
  • Motion designs
  • Visual effects
  • Colour grading

Be job-ready

Portfolio and production experience

  • Onset with industry professionals
  • Event filming
  • Digital content
  • TV commercial
  • Music video
  • Short films

Job-Ready Training

At QSFT, our goal is to unlock learners’ potential, not limiting it to achieving a qualification.  Instead, to capture a lifelong skill that you can utilise anywhere at anytime

Extensive Portfolio

QSFT’s training content offers beyond the standard training package.  We focus on your visual resume and presenting your ability to prospective employers

Career                         Support

We understand the road to success is full of challenges and lonely at times.  The QSFT community offers a strong support network for learners every step of the way

Individual-focused Training

QSFT recognises individual differences in learners and adopts a learner-centred training method.  Providing training plans to emphasise individual strengths to improve your chance of success

Real-world Experience

When it comes to learning, nothing beats real-world experiences.  Through QSFT’s affiliation network, the training provides the opportunity to work on real projects with real clients

Industry Curriculum

To keep up with the fast-paced environment, QSFT’s trainers and curriculum team are industry professionals who continue to practice and improve training content on a day-to-day basis


Couse outline

  • Nationally recognised training qualification
  • 18-month full-time training
  • 15 units of study
  • Face-to-face delivery
  • Hands-on practical learning experience
  • career-focused pathway training
  • The program focuses on:
    • portfolio development
    • Networking
    • Real-world experience
  • Scholarship program available
  • Mid-year entry available
  • Part-time study mode available
  • Payment plans and study loans available

Career opportunities

Film and screen

  • Producer, line producer, production manager and production coordinator
  • Director, assistant director, script supervisor and continuity
  • Cinematographer, focus puller, camera assistant, data wrangler, lighting technician, grip, sound recordist
  • Post-production producer, editor, assistant editor, motion graphic and visual effect artists, colourist

Advertising and media

  • Creative producer
  • Digital content creator
  • Videographer
  • Digital marketing specialist

Core units
CUAPPR505      Establish and maintain safe creative practice (Core unit)
CUAIND502      Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge (Core unit)
BSBCRT501       Originate and develop Concepts (Core unit)

Elective units
CUAPOS402    Manage media assets
CUAPOS411    Edit digital content for fast turnaround
CUACAM401   Shoot a wide range of screen content
CUAPOS401    Record sound on location
CUAPPM411   Compile production schedules
CUAWRT502   Develop storylines and treatments
CUAWRT402   Write extended stories
CUACAM404   Pull focus
CUACAM402   Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment
CUAPOS501    Edit complex screen productions
CUAANM402   Create digital visual effects
BSBCRT413     Collaborate in creative processes
BSBPMG522    Undertake project work
BSBCMM401   Make a presentation
CUADRT501     Direct rehearsals of performers
CUADRT502     Direct performers for screen productions
CUACAM611    Direct cinematography for screen productions
CUALGT402     Implement lighting designs
CUAPOS502     ImplPerform primary and secondary colour correction
CUAANM403   Create titles for screen productions



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