Certificate III in Screen and Media

National Code: CUA31020
TAFE SA Code: TP01220


Begin your screen and media career with this foundational qualification. You’ll develop a range of skills across design, 3D modelling, 2D animation and digital imaging. Study online via video conferencing one day a week with a lecturer there to guide you. Graduate prepared for an entry-level position in this exciting future-facing industry or build on your skills with further study.

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9 months 

Part Time

Locations & Applications

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Attendance Requirements (subject to change)

  • You are encouraged to attend all classes which may be face to face, on-campus or as a virtual classroom.
  • Online delivery is over nine months with 1 day a week of online class attendance required.
  • Blended delivery is over six months with two days a week of either classroom based or online classes.

Industry Conditions and Skills

  • intermediate computer skills
  • good communication, collaboration and teamwork skills
  • interested in working with people

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs

  • webcam, microphone and a computer with at least 8gb of RAM and stable internet access.
  • Online students will be given a list of freeware to download.

Total Fees for the 9 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
Full Fee

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Graduates may find employment in an assisting role in a variety of creative industries.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Screen and Media (CUA31020)
    This Screen and Media foundation course prepares you for advanced study in design visual effects and post production. Learn skills in industry standard software; 3D Modelling (including MAYA), Photoshop and After Effects. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 3 core units and 8 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment 40
    Apply work health and safety practices 30
    Work effectively in the creative arts industry 50


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply simple modelling techniques 50
    Create 2D digital animations 35
    Create visual design components 30
    Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context 30
    Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 60
    Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 60
    Prepare video assets 30
    Produce digital images 50
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