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Certificate IV in Screen and Media

RMIT University


About the Course

This program was developed in response to a strong industry demand for skilled TV professionals who could start work without needing on the job technical and production training.

This program has a selection task.

Our teaching staff includes world-class industry experts who currently work in broadcast production, allowing students to gain industry-level skills with the potential to be employment-ready upon graduation.

Areas of study include:

  • audio and video production
  • vision mixing systems and equipment
  • studio & location television production
  • computer graphics and editing
  • studio and location camera operation.

You will also have opportunities to take part in industry-based projects.

This program has close links with community television such as RMITV, which produces TV shows on Channel 31. This program also leads to further study for students wishing to advance their skills.

Learning and Teaching

This program has a strong studio-based learning environment and includes many opportunities for location filming. The facilities at Channel 31 are also used for various aspects of production.

All teachers are professional knowledge sharers with substantial industry experience. You will be challenged to refine and practise your skills through industry projects.

All programs are delivered in English. You can access online resources through the myRMIT student portal.

Industry Connections

You'll be encouraged to do part-time, casual, workplace experience or volunteer work in media and television industries to further develop your skills and apply your knowledge.

You’ll also have access to industry-based guest lecturers and have the opportunity to network throughout your studies, increasing your employment opportunities upon graduation.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

Career Outlook

The screen and media environment is constantly evolving. These changes are reflected in our up-to-date course content ensuring you are taught the most current skills needed to work in industry.

Advancements in technology that are creating new levels of content have increased the size of the industry, from TV to online, resulting in the creation of new job roles.

Graduate positions and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • technical assistant
  • lighting assistant
  • production coordinator
  • assistant director
  • studio operator
  • camera operator/assistant
  • grips
  • production assistant
  • sound editor
  • lighting designer
  • vision editor
  • video split operator.


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