Course Details - CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media - Marden Senior College

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EASVA TitleScreen & Media III - VFX (Visual Effects)
QualificationCUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media
Qualification NotesThis qualification is current in the national register.
RTOMarden Senior College (RTO)
Host OrganisationMarden Senior College
Course Length2 Semesters (1 year)
PLEASE NOTE – All courses run subject to enrolment numbers.
Course DescriptionStudents undertaking this one year, face to face course will gain basic and fundamental knowledge about Film and VFX (Visual Effects). Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Audition and Autodesk Maya will be used in conjunction with live action and greenscreen filming to develop, edit and create videos with effects and more. Throughout the year industry guest speakers visit to discuss VFX jobs and pathways, and to give feedback on Student's work. This qualification is current in the national register.
PathwaysCompletion of this full certificate course may lead to further study in Certificate IV in Screen and Media, higher-level courses and degrees in 3D Modelling and Animation, Game Art and Visual Effects. After further study, entry level job titles relevant to this qualification include Paint & Roto artist, Matchmover/Tracking artist and can lead into roles like Compositor, Production Assistant, VFX Assistant and Digital Artist Assistant.
Entry RequirementsApproved evidence of completion of a relevant VET pathway must be provided. To meet the requirements of the VETRO process, students must demonstrate prior career planning/ relevant VET pathway evidence. This could include; relevant work experience, accredited training, SACE subjects/projects, an Industry Immersion presentation or a Screen and Media Taster Day to gain some practical skills (certificate of attendance evidence will be accepted.)
Other RequirementsPart A of the School Enrolled Students VET Referral online form to be completed by home school. This will then initiate the VETRO/LLN testing process. Regular attendance is essential. Students must be prepared to complete work at home if they are unable to attend. Neat casual dress. Bring pen, writing paper, folder, USB / external hard drive.
Delivery Location(s)Marden Senior College, 1-37 Marden Road, Marden, SA, 5070
Please note that the student car park is located off Lower Portrush Road. Klemzig Bus Interchange is walking distance from Marden Senior College.
Dates and Times35 weekly sessions at Marden Senior College on Wednesdays from 16:30 until 19:30.
Commencement date 07/02/24.
35 weekly sessions at Marden Senior College on Thursdays from 08:45 until 15:30.
Commencement date 08/02/24.
Please note students must attend Wednesdays and Thursdays to complete the course. Students are expected to complete work at home when required. Students are not to leave site without approval. This course does not run during School or Public Holidays.
Work Placement0 days
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 85 SACE credits
Up to 85 Credits on successful completion.
Units Of Competency
CoreBSBCRT311Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment40 nominal hours
 CUAIND311Work effectively in the creative arts industry50 nominal hours
 CUAWHS312Apply work health and safety practices30 nominal hours
ElectiveCUADIG311Prepare video assets30 nominal hours
 CUAPOS211Perform basic vision and sound editing60 nominal hours
 CUASOU212Perform basic sound editing30 nominal hours
 CUAANM412Create digital visual effects80 nominal hours
 CUAPHI403Enhance, manipulate and output photo images80 nominal hours
 CUAANM302Create 3D digital animations75 nominal hours
 CUAANM313Create 3D digital models75 nominal hours
 ICTGAM303Review and apply the principles of animation60 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Total nominal hours = 610. Students are required to complete 3 core and 8 elective units of competency to achieve this qualification. Total 11 units of competency.
Training Cost$500.00
This course is supported by the Government of South Australia, VET for Schools Students (VSS).

VSS funding for eligible students - refer to selection process.

Students home school to be invoiced by Marden Senior College.
Cost NotesStudents to supply own USB / external hard drive.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    15
Maximum   20
Selection ProcessMust be an Australian Citizen, permanent Australian resident or Eligible visa holder. Enrolled in Year 11, 12 or 13 and are 16 years of age or turning 16 years of age in the year of study and are undertaking SACE. LLN and pre training interview to be conducted by Marden Senior College prior to being accepted into the course (VETRO Process). Please note: in the event that the gaps in a student’s learning are too significant to commence training (not suitable for the course) all relevant data will be provided to the school so the student may be provided with appropriate learning support at home school and counselled into alternative subject choices.
Orientation DetailsOn your first day of training meet at Student Services (Blue building off gate 2, Marden Road). Here you will be met by Marden Staff member and taken to your classroom.
Public TransportBus lines stopping near Marden Senior College: OG Road, Payneham Road and O’Bahn at Klemzig Interchange.
Contact PersonMs Georgina Moore, Phone 8366 2852, Email
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