Certificate III in Screen and Media – High School Program (CUA31020)

Course Overview

QSFT’s Certificate III in Screen and Media – High School Program (CUA31020) provides senior High School students with the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification that provides the fundamental skills necessary to work in the film and television industry.


This program brings out the creative abilities needed in the new digital media platforms as well as in the conventional web applications used to engage customers in the competitive online world.


QSFT’s Certificate III in Screen and Media – High School Program (CUA31020) is designed for those eager to pursue a career in the challenging yet exciting film and television industry.  Over this 12 months course, high school students will learn basic production skills.


Upon completion, QSFT students will be competent to perform the following tasks:

  • Camera & Lighting Operation and Assisting
  • Editing
  • Sound Recording
  • Production Coordination

Once completed, students who wish to further develop their skills to enhance their career prospects, they are encouraged to undertake areas of study from the Diploma of Screen and Media course.

Key Points

  • Designed for Year 11 and 12 Student
  • 11 Units of Study
  • Short Film Production
  • 6 QCE Points on Course Completion
  • 12 Month Program
  • One Class per Week
  • 4 Terms which Collaborate With High School Schedules
  • Complete Package to Kick Start Your Film Career!

Career Opportunities

  • Camera/Lighting Assistant
  • Editing Assistant
  • Production Assistant
  • Runner

Units of Study

Unit Code / Description

CUAWHS312  – Apply work health and safety practices (Core)

CUAIND311     – Work effectively in the creative arts industry (Core)

BSBCRT311    – Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment (Core)

CUACAM211   – Assist with basic camera shoots

CUAWRT302   – Write simple stories

CUAPPR311     – Produce creative work

CUASOU213   – Assist with sound recordings

CUACAM311   – Shoot material for screen productions

CUADIG311     – Prepare video assets

CUAPOS211   – Perform basic vision and sound editing

CUAPOS311   – Edit video and audio content for social media


The Queensland School of Film and Television (QSFT) offers Scholarship for students wanting to undertake the Certificate III in Screen and Media – High School Program.


The scholarship is for full-time participants of the courses and cannot be transferred or extended. If the student is unable to complete the program within the allocated time and wishes to complete the program past the full time course period, the remaining subjects will be at the student’s own cost.


The Scholarship is not redeemable for cash or any other forms of credit.



To be eligible you need to:

  • Enrolled in Certificate III in Screen and Media – High School Program
  • Completed year 10 study
  • Be an Australian Citizen/resident
  • Provide Expression of Interest (up to 300 words)
  •  Undertaken media related subjects


Applications for the scholarship will only be accepted if you have met all the above criteria.


Application Process

QSFT will assess all applications against certain criteria. Selection Process will be based on:

  • Meeting eligibility requirements
  • Passion for film and television
  • Goals
  • Career objectives
  • Quality of Portfolio (Optional)


Tuition Fees

Due to our flexible payment plans, Tuition fees are provided upon discussion with one of our QSFT staff.  Please register your interest to receive a copy of our Fee Schedule or contact (07) 3392 7788 or email info@qsft.qld.edu.au for more information.



Payment Plans

At QSFT we recognise that not all students have the financial resources to pay tuition fees upfront, therefore we offer an accommodating interest free payment plan or extended payment installment schedule via 3rd party financial provider.

For more details on our tailored payment plan options, contact the school via email info@qsft.qld.edu.au or call (07) 3392 7788 for further assistance.

Complete the Application Request Form. You will be redirected to the information download page after you submit the form.