About the course

About the course

If you want to explore a career in film and media or become a skilled operator in the photography, film television, radio, or digital media industries, this course gives you an excellent start.

You will develop basic skills to capture photographic images, edit video and sound and create 3D digital models. 

In the second year, you will enhance your skills by exploring digital animations and interactivity. You will work on a project to create your own short animated film.

Course Details


Course Length and Classes

Part time: 2 years

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesday 1:30pm to 5:00pm

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Entry Requirements

This course can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program in Year 11 and 12. You need to have successfully completed Year 10 and have the approval of your school to enrol in the course.


You may wish to apply for entry to the CUA40415 – Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services or CUA41215 – Certificate IV in Screen and Media.

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Career Outcomes

Learn the skills to become a lighting assistant, or interactive media or production assistant.

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR

On successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for:

  • recognition of up to four units of credit at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
  • Students who undertake additional training from Certificate III and achieve a further 3 and 4 sequence may eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four).
  • The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
  • Further information can be found on the VTAC website
  • Scored assessment is based on the Units 3 and 4 sequence of CUA31015 – Certificate III in Screen and Media.

Structured Workplace Learning

The VCAA strongly recommends 80 hours of structured workplace learning (SWL) placement over the duration of the program.


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements

There is no specific uniform requirement. It is expected you wear comfortable and suitable clothing for classes.

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