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CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media

Visual Arts

Next intake To be advised
Duration Part-time: 2 Years; Delivered in VETDSS area only

Course description

This course is only offered as a VETDSS program. Unleash your creative potential! Master the art of creating captivating 2D digital animations and develop top-notch content writing skills for diverse media platforms. Capture stunning photo images with excellence and elevate your creative work through a structured design process. Get hands-on experience with the Adobe suite of products and become a skilled multimedia wizard.

If you are a Gordon VCE student

This course is offered to Gordon VCE students one day per week. To APPLY, select the VCE ONLY apply button below. As you will be studying in conjunction with VCE the entry requirements, learning outcomes and assessments differ. This course may be delivered under VETDSS as a partial qualification. Fees APPLY for this course – see the Fees section below.

Possible career outcomes

  • Visual effects artist
  • Games Developer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Technical artist and concept artist

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 during business hours to discuss upcoming intake dates.

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

    • Applicants must be 15 years and over at the time of course commencement.
    • Applicants must be undertaking VCE.
    • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course.
    • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

    Pre-training review

    Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

    Personal Learning Requirements

    There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

    Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

    Selection mode

    Core Units Code Hours
    Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment BSBCRT311 40
    Apply work health and safety practices CUAWHS312 30
    Work effectively in the creative arts industry CUAIND311 50
    Elective Units Code Hours
    Author interactive sequences CUADIG312 40
    Create 2D digital animations CUAANM301 35
    Create visual design components CUADIG304 30
    Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms CUADES302 60
    Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms CUADES303 60
    Plan and prepare program content CUAPPM312 60
    Produce and prepare photo images CUADIG303 20
    Write content for a range of media CUAWRT301 40


    Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

    Assessment is based on:

    • Hands-on work    
    • Written assignments
    • Team Projects    
    • Quizzes, Portfolio

    This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

    Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

    FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
    Concession Tuition AUD $0.68 per hour 465 AUD $316.00 AUD $4,088.00
    Standard Tuition AUD $3.40 per hour 465 AUD $1,581.00 AUD $4,088.00
    Full Fee Tuition AUD $12.50 per hour 465 AUD $5,812.00

    Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

    Education Levy AUD $69.75


    All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

    Which fee will I pay?

    Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

    Fee help and student loans

    VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
    The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

    Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

    Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

    Date published: 4/04/2024 8:01:02 PM