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Advanced Diploma in Radio Essentials


1.  About the Advanced Diploma in Radio Essentials

In this highly practical and intensive course you will develop your ability to create and deliver content for radio and other digital platforms.

You will work individually and in teams, learning the craft of radio in state-of-the-art digital studios to build foundational skills in radio broadcasting.

This course covers operating the studio, creating a station sound, recording and editing audio, announcing and presentation and digital content for online and social media.


2.  Essential requirements for admission

Applicants are required to have completed a certificate of senior secondary education (or establish equivalence through other study and/or professional experience) by the commencement of the program and must submit a certified copy of their highest educational qualification (or other documentation relating to equivalence, if relevant).

Applicants must attempt and submit all specified application tasks. Incomplete applications will not be assessed.


3.  Admission criteria

AFTRS does not assess ATAR. Admission determined through a process of merit-based selection on the basis the assessment of specific application tasks.

Tasks are assessed by a selection panel according to the following three selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated creative potential as evident in support material.
  • Evidence of ability to complete complex tasks.
  • Evidence of original creative thinking and a passion for radio broadcasting.

Admission is assessed on the same basis for applicants from all educational backgrounds: applicants with higher education study; applicants with vocational education and training; applicants with recent secondary education; and applicants with work and life experience.


4.  How to apply

Candidates apply directly to AFTRS through the online application portal. Manual application forms are available for students unable to complete an online application.


5.  Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

AFTRS does not recognise prior learning, advanced standing or previous academic credit, except for where students have been previously enrolled in an equivalent program at AFTRS and successfully completed progression requirements for one or more semesters. This credit is granted at the discretion of the Director of Curriculum and Registrar.


6.  Student Profile

Note: applications to the Advanced Diploma in Radio Essentials are assessed entirely on the basis of submitted application materials, given that applicants have met the prerequisite of a senior secondary certificate of education (or equivalent) according to Australian Qualifications Framework recommendations for admission to undergraduate programs. The following table classifies students on the basis of how enrolled students met this prerequisite.

Applicant Background

Semester 1, 2017

Number of Students

Percentage of all students

(A) Past higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)

9

45%

(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study

L/N

N/P

(C) Recent secondary education

i. Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

ii. Admitted where both ATAR and additional   criteria were considered

iii. Admitted on the basis of other criteria only   and ATAR was not a factor.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

L/N

N/P

(D) Work and life experience

5

25%

International students

N/A

N/A

All students

20

100%

Key:

L/N – Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5

N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cell with less than 5 students

N/A – Category not applicable (ATAR not assessed, applications not currently accepted from international students)


7.  Where to get further information

Application requirements are available here.

Acknowledgement

The Australian Film Television Radio and 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.