Course Location
2018 Diploma in Digital Content: Radio
Undergraduate (AQF Level 5)
Delivery Mode
16 weeks / 1 semester. Semester starts week commencing February 26, 2018
Course Fee
Compulsory online Orientation week commencing Monday February 19. Further details will be provided post-enrolment.
Attendance Pattern
7.5 hours per week, 16 weeks with regular virtual classroom sessions


We believe creativity, and the stories we share, enrich the whole of society. Build your voice in radio and be part of the great tradition of broadcast storytelling.

Learn to create audio, visual and written content online and across social media platforms.

This course gives you both technical and creative skills to produce content to connect with a variety of audiences.

Manage digital content and integrate with on-air. Learn from great digital content strategists.

This course is 100% online and the workload is approximately 7.5 hours a week of course work with additional time for assessments and course related practice activities and includes regular virtual classroom sessions.


For details of help to pay for your fees, please refer to the Study Assist website​


To complete the course you will need access to:

  • A computer with an internet connection.


Foundation Diploma graduates from 2009-2014 are automatically accepted into this course and need only to register by providing their name and the date of graduation. The link to register as a Foundation Diploma graduate is available here.

Contact our Student Centre​ or call 1300 131 461 or (02) 9805 6444 with any questions or to learn more about your study options. You can also contact the Indigenous Unit​

Changes in circumstances may impact upon the accuracy or currency of information. While AFTRS takes all due care to ensure that the information is accurate, it reserves the right to vary any information described here without notice.

Last updated May 11, 2017


Timetable information will be available shortly.

Course Outcomes

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Admission Requirements

Places in this course are competitive and are based on merit selection.

Candidates are required to submit the following:

1. Application Task

Create an audio or visual content piece that explores the theme ‘Your Town’. This can be recorded on your smart phone, tablet or other device - 3 minutes maximum (submit as media or .wav file).

2. Uploading your Documents and Media File

You will be able to upload your media file/s as part of the application process. Ensure you conform to the required file type and size specified as follows.

Each document has a maximum of 10MB in size, and 50MB for media file.

Contact the Student Centre on (02) 9805 6444, if you having any problems in uploading your media file. Go to this link for information on media files.

3. Resume and Educational Qualifications

Please provide a one-page list of your achievements, educational qualifications and work experience.

You must also provide a certified copy of your highest education level as detailed on the How and When to Apply page on the AFTRS website. Use the link provided for information on how to certify documents.

4. Proof of Residency

Ensure you submit a certified copy of your birth certificate or passport as detailed on the How and When to Apply page on the AFTRS website. Use the link provided for information on how to certify documents.

Selection Criteria

Places in this course are competitive and are based on merit selection. The selection criteria are:

  • Evidence of ability to complete complex tasks.

  • Evidence of original creative thinking.

  • Evidence of original creative thinking and a passion for radio broadcasting.


Subject 1: Editorial and Digital Journalism

This subject aims to develop the student’s skills in applying editorial and digital journalism to the appropriate content platforms. Students have the opportunity to develop their online writing skills and are introduced to the notion of story packaging with audio, visual and text elements.

Subject 2: Project Management, Design and Strategy

The aim of this subject is to give students the project management skills for the design, implementation, communication and evaluation of content across multimedia platforms for an audience.

Subject 3: Audio and Visual Content

The aim of this subject is to give students the ability to create audio and visual content for multimedia platforms. Students are introduced to the fundamental technical and software skills to create cross media content. Through a group project they have the opportunity to develop collaborative team skills in online and smart phone environments.


The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.