Radio Intensive

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In this five day intensive you'll learn essential radio skills from experienced radio industry professionals and gain the confidence to begin your career in radio. From roles and responsibilities and announcing and presentation, to editing and studio skills we've got it all covered.


Day 1: Introduction to radio, radio styles, roles and responsibilities, editorial and where stories come from plus how to tell them. Followed by a technical overview of studio, field recorders and editing equipment

Day 2: Announcing and presentation basics - writing, speaking, news reading and interviewing

Day 3: Editing, audio and making a radio package

Day 4: Studio practice, package preparation and more

Day 5: Bringing it all together -- present a live radio program from the AFTRS Radio Studio in teams of two with group and private feedback


  • Discover the exciting roles in Radio
  • Develop your announcing and panelling skills
  • Learn how to edit audio and put together a live show


"I have learnt more this week than I did in my entire media degree! I feel like my passion for radio has been ignited and I am SO lucky to have had these amazing teachers. Would recommend to everyone interested in radio."

"Top notch equipment, facilities, staff and course. Didn't think I could learn this much in only five days. Best course I've ever been to."

"'twas a great course. Very practical. Amazing! The course not only met, it exceeded my expectations."

"The straight in, hands on approach was very beneficial."


Open to anyone with a passion for working in the radio industry.

This course is only open to students aged 18 +. If you are under 18, you will not be eligible to attend this course.


Very intense Mon - Friday full time course. Some preparation work required in the evenings during the course.


Dani has been working in Commercial Radio for the past 20 years as an announcer, producer, and voiceover artist. She holds a Bachelor of Education majoring in Media Studies (Radio, Production, Television, Film and Photography) and also studied broadcasting and publicity at Bangkok University. Dani co-hosted a multi-ACRA nominated breakfast show across Northern Tasmania. She won an ACRA for her nation-wide night show The Nitemix on the Southern Cross Austereo Network and can currently be heard on air across the day on the Central Coast’s 107.7 2GO. She was Southern Cross Television Tasmania’s nightly weather presenter, has worked in promotions at GWR FM Bristol UK, as a breakfast producer in Melbourne and records commercials and corporate work from her own at-home studio.

Have any questions? Please get in touch: or 1300 065 281


10% Early Bird Discount is valid up to 28 days from start of the course.



AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If a participant wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee. For more information on AFTRS Open's policies, including refund policies, please see our policies page


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.