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Are you looking for an introduction into television production? Australian College Certificate in Media (Television Production) takes you through every possible aspect of an entry level role in television; from getting a job as a TV extra or show runner, to starting a lucrative career as a producer, director, or on-camera presenter, you will learn everything you need to know in this course.

Throughout this professional development course, you will learn:

  • Stages of television production
  • Editing techniques
  • About the television industry in Australia
  • Approaches to media research
  • Broadcast camera operation and technologies

At Australian College, we offer a comprehensive online learning experience. You can complete your course online in your own time and at your own pace.

Course summary

Qualification gained
Australian College Certificate in Media (Television Production)
Course code
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Flexible duration (with an option to extend)
Up to 12 months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
Short Answer Questions, Writing Assessments
Nationally recognised
Career Opportunities
  • Television Producer/Director
  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Television Presenter
  • TV/Movie Extra
  • Runner
  • Screenwriter
  • Scriptwriter for TV/Film/Video

Course fees

Payment Option 1 - $2,000.00 upfront*
Payment Option 2 - $300.00 Deposit then 20 x $100.00 Weekly = $2,300.00*
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Course units

Unit 1 - Introduction to the Television Industry

Reading 1 - The World of Television - The TV Scene

Introduction to Your Course
The Television Industry in Australia
Working in TV
TV Basics
Getting The Most From Your Course

Reading 2 - Selling the Dream - The Image Makers

The TV Audience
Collecting Audience Data
Comparing Audiences
Meeting Audience Expectations
Marketing TV in Australia

Reading 3 - Behind the Scenes - Breaking into the Industry

The TV Business
In Training
Staffing a Typical TV Show
A Typical TV Work Day
Moving On Up
Useful Resources

Reading 4 - Pre-Production

Preparing a Pitch Document
Setting Up a Production Office
Contracting Cast and Crew
Budgeting a TV Show
Locations and Schedules

Unit 2 - Television Production Skills

Reading 1 - Media Research

Gathering The Facts
Approaching Information Sources
Location Surveys
The Pre-Interview
Writing a Research Brief

Reading 2 - Writing for Television

News, Sport and Current Affairs
Lifestyle and Reality TV
Light Entertainment

Reading 3 - Television Camera and Filming

Broadcast Technology
Directing TV
TV Camera Operation
The Multi Camera Studio

Reading 4 - Television Sound Recording

What is Sound?
Basic Microphone Types
Studio and Location Sound Recording
Recording Voice Over
Music and Audio Mixing

Unit 3 - Marketing and Producing for Television

Reading 1 - Television Producing

What Producers Do
Producers in Pre-Production
Producers in Production
Producers in Post-Production
Resources For Producers

Reading 2 - Digital TV

Digital and Web TV
Producing For a TV Website
Web Glossary

Reading 3 - Launching a TV Show

TV Editing - The Basics
Editing Techniques
Promoting a New TV Program
TV Publicity

Reading 4 - TV Genres: Reality TV, Lifestyle, Current Affairs, Drama

Starting Your Film and TV Career
The Industry in Australia
News/Sport/Current Affairs
Drama and Soap
The Main Producers of TV in Australia
Federal and State Agencies
Working in TV
Getting Your First TV Job

Entry requirements

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.

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