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Develop your own unique, on-air personality and learn skills to develop your career in the media. This intensive introduction to presenting skills for TV and Radio includes practical tuition in the following:

  • On camera presenting skills including writing your own scripts

  • Conducting interviews on camera

  • Voice over skills for TV and radio

  • An introduction to radio announcing skills

  • Developing your own unique presenting style

Pre requisites: NONE - just a passion for developing your media career!

Student Feedback

‘I learned so much and pushed myself on challenging my comfort zones - it has reignited my drive and desire to take my passions to the next level’
‘All components of the course were excellent and I learnt so much - I’m so glad it was very hands on.’
‘Well structured and jam packed course for a great introduction into the presenting industry. All lecturers well prepared and approachable with great experiences to draw on.’
‘ The course was more practical than I expected and that is only a good thing. Thanks!’

Course Lecturer: Alex Mitchell

Alex had a natural love of entertainment, and began moonlighting at a Sydney Community Radio Station while still working a full time job in Finance. Alex’s acceptance into the Australian Film Television & Radio School Graduate Diploma in Radio was the catalyst for him to focus on a career in Radio.

As with anyone starting a career as radio announcer, a regional posting ensued. Alex’s first stop was the mining town of Muswellbrook, Hunter Valley NSW, followed by the regional town of Dubbo, NSW for a total of a 3 years. During this time Alex was nominated for 4 Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRA’s), winning 2 of these in the one night. Alex then returned back to his home town of Sydney as a Content Producer for one of the largest media companies in Australia, Southern Cross Austereo.

Within Southern Cross Austereo, Alex currently works for the radio stations Triple M & 2Day FM producing National Radio Shows, National Live Sports Coverage; plus global Podcast’s via Southern Cross Austereo’s Digital arm.

Course Lecturer: Marie Patane
Marie Patane started her TV career as a journalist for the Nine Network in Brisbane on local current affairs program Brisbane Extra and National Nine News before moving to the Today Show to become its Queensland correspondent. Marie has always written and produced her own stories and it was there that her passion for story telling began. In 1999 Marie moved to Sydney to host Entertainment Tonight with Richard Wilkins and continued to appear as a regular on the Today Show. She has also worked on a number of other projects for Channel Nine including co-hosting the 2000 Logies Broadcast and presenting Cleo Bachelor of the Year, Lights Camera Action and the Our House Renovation Specials. Marie also hosted a renovations series called Dream Home before leaving full time employment with the Nine Network to pursue other interests, including Producing and Directing several award-winning short films and developing her first feature film.

Marie is currently the “face” of Qantas and has presented for Qantas in-flight entertainment for over 10 years. She has written and producing her own short holiday documentaries which are regularly screened on Domestic and International Qantas flights.

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.

***DISCLAIMER*** 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 Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the 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.