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Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51020)

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
CUAPPR515       Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAIND512       Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR411       Realise a creative project
CUAIND412       Provide freelance services

Elective units
CUAPOS412      Manage media assets
CUACAM411     Shoot different screen content
CUAPOS411      Edit digital content for fast turnaround
CUASOU410     Record sound on location
CUADIG518      Refine digital art techniques
CUAPPM416     Coordinate media production services and resources
CUAWRT512     Develop storylines and treatments
CUAWRT402     Write extended stories
CUACAM412     Shoot screen content in a multi-camera environment
CUAANM412    Create digital visual effects
CUAPOS511     Edit complex media productions
BSBPMG430     Undertake project work
CUADRT511      Direct rehearsals of performers
CUADRT512      Direct performers for screen productions
CUACAM611     Direct rehearsals of performers
CUALGT412      Implement lighting designs
CUAPOS512      Perform primary and secondary colour correction
CUAANM413     Create titles for screen productions



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