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2019 Graduate Diploma in Radio: Full-Time

Applications open:
02 Jul 2018

Applications close:
17 Oct 2018

Duration:
1 year full-time

Attendance:
Five days face-to-face per week

Sydney

Domestic Fee:
$25,488 ($25,488 p.a.)

The fee shown is the indicative course tuition fee, expressed as a both a total course cost and per annum cost. For more information, see fees and scholarships below.

FEE-HELP and scholarships available

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Fast-track your career in radio and podcasting

This is a high-level and hands-on course for tomorrow’s on-air and behind-the-scenes broadcasters. You will learn at an advanced level that the essential elements of good broadcasting are communication, storytelling and relevance to audiences.

This course produces creative radio professionals capable of contributing to and shaping the Australian broadcast industry. It is delivered in a supportive and challenging learning environment which will prepare you for, and sustain you in, your future roles in the radio and multi-platform broadcasting industries.

AFTRS also offers a part-time stream of this course, delivered over two years, so you can continue working full-time while you study.

Create compelling content for radio and digital platforms

Realise your potential to create and deliver compelling, innovative content for radio and digital platforms as you fast track your radio and podcasting career.

Build key industry contacts

You will learn in AFTRS state-of-the-art digital studios, build key contacts as you work alongside industry professionals and emerge with highly sought after, advanced broadcasting skills and a network of industry contacts.

Shape the australian broadcast industry

This course produces creative radio professionals capable of contributing to and shaping the Australian broadcast industry.

Is the 2019 Graduate Diploma in Radio: Full-Time right for you?

During the course you will collaborate to produce four major live broadcasts. This provides the opportunity to experiment with and realise ideas in a variety of formats and develop specific, individual, advanced craft practices, whether they be in announcing, production, program producing, writing, news, voice over, music directing, online and digital content, podcasting, marketing/promotions or sales.

Individual stations also volunteer their time and facilities to help you experience the ‘real thing’ through work attachments and station visits, so that your learning and practice goes well beyond the School environment. Professionals from all sectors of radio take part in instruction and practice, passing on their currency and experience.

You will learn at an advanced level that the essential elements of good broadcasting are communication, storytelling and relevance to audiences. The course shapes your attitudes and motivations towards achieving the best possible standards in broadcast and related performance. It also develops your confidence in your own creative ability and role in contributing to the broadcast industry’s future.

Career Opportunities

AFTRS Graduate Diploma in Radio is designed specifically to meet the needs of the Australian radio and podcast industry and is firmly based in practical craft development. The course is structured around research and analysis of broadcast, podcast, online and multi-platform theory. You will learn about current practices and trends in radio and multi-platform broadcasting.

Potential careers:

  • Commercial radio
  • Public radio
  • Podcasts

Meet our Head of Radio

Fyona Smith

Fyona Smith is Head of Radio at The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), responsible for the development and…

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Jess Campanaro

Jessica Campanaro is a media professional with 16 years experience. An accomplished radio journalist, news reader and editor, Jess spent 10…

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Tony Rasmussen

Tony is an experienced radio professional with a rich and varied experience in broadcasting and multimedia across a 40 year…

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What you will learn

Radio and multiplatform broadcasting industries

Research, analyse and evaluate radio and multi-platform broadcasting industries nationally and globally.

High quality live content

Apply advanced technical and creative skills in radio to produce compelling, high quality live content for broadcast.

Programming and management strategies

Initiate and implement programming and management strategies to create innovative multimedia broadcasts for multiplatform delivery.

Current industry practices and standards

Work effectively and collaboratively in line with current industry practices and standards.

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How to apply

Admission requirements

Application tasks

Fees and scholarships

To apply you will need to:

1. Answer all mandatory questions marked with an asterisk (*).
2. Upload supporting documentation, which includes certified copies of your:

a) Proof of citizenship/residency
b) Highest educational qualification
3. Upload specific application tasks relevant to the course for which you are applying.
4. Agree to the terms and conditions at the end of the application.

You do not have to complete your application in one sitting. Save your application and log back in at any time prior to the closing date to pick up where you left off.

When uploading application tasks that are media/video files, please be patient as this can take some time.

If you require assistance, please contact the Student Centre (02) 9805 6444 or studentinfo@aftrs.edu.au

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

1. Prerequisites

Applicants to postgraduate programs are required to hold a relevant undergraduate degree at bachelor level, or to have completed equivalent work experience and/or training.

The typical duration of a bachelor degree is 3-4 years, and candidates applying by degree equivalence are required to demonstrate they have achieved corresponding learning outcomes by completing a similar volume of relevant work experience and/or training. If you wish to apply for admission to a postgraduate program by degree equivalence, contact the Student Centre.

2. Selection criteria

1. Evidence of interest in and engagement with broadcasting.
2. Evidence of original creative thinking and ability, enthusiasm, development of ideas and experience in communicating those to a broadcast, online or live audience.
3. Evidence of ability to complete complex tasks and critical thinking.
4. Excellent communication skills and an ability to work successfully in a team.
5. Broad general knowledge and life experience, and an interest in current affairs and popular culture.

3. Resume and Educational Qualifications

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 citizenship/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.

1. Produce and record item

Produce and record a five minute item which could be used for a radio broadcast at a station of your choice. Identify which station you have chosen. The item can contain any creative audio elements (submit as an MP3).

Applicants will be shortlisted based on their application task and resume. Shortlisted applicants will attend an interview.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee shown above is the indicative course tuition fee, expressed as both a total course cost and per annum cost. It is reviewed each year and you are liable for the additional tuition costs if the tuition fees rise during the course of your enrolment.

FEE-HELP

This course is FEE-HELP approved. Refer to the Study Assist website for details.

Scholarships

ABC Selwyn Speight, Virgin, Equity and Indigenous Scholarships available.

Get Answers

How to apply

To apply you will need to:

1. Answer all mandatory questions marked with an asterisk (*).
2. Upload supporting documentation, which includes certified copies of your:

a) Proof of citizenship/residency
b) Highest educational qualification
3. Upload specific application tasks relevant to the course for which you are applying.
4. Agree to the terms and conditions at the end of the application.

You do not have to complete your application in one sitting. Save your application and log back in at any time prior to the closing date to pick up where you left off.

When uploading application tasks that are media/video files, please be patient as this can take some time.

If you require assistance, please contact the Student Centre (02) 9805 6444 or studentinfo@aftrs.edu.au

Admission requirements

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

1. Prerequisites

Applicants to postgraduate programs are required to hold a relevant undergraduate degree at bachelor level, or to have completed equivalent work experience and/or training.

The typical duration of a bachelor degree is 3-4 years, and candidates applying by degree equivalence are required to demonstrate they have achieved corresponding learning outcomes by completing a similar volume of relevant work experience and/or training. If you wish to apply for admission to a postgraduate program by degree equivalence, contact the Student Centre.

2. Selection criteria

1. Evidence of interest in and engagement with broadcasting.
2. Evidence of original creative thinking and ability, enthusiasm, development of ideas and experience in communicating those to a broadcast, online or live audience.
3. Evidence of ability to complete complex tasks and critical thinking.
4. Excellent communication skills and an ability to work successfully in a team.
5. Broad general knowledge and life experience, and an interest in current affairs and popular culture.

3. Resume and Educational Qualifications

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 citizenship/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.

Application tasks

1. Produce and record item

Produce and record a five minute item which could be used for a radio broadcast at a station of your choice. Identify which station you have chosen. The item can contain any creative audio elements (submit as an MP3).

Applicants will be shortlisted based on their application task and resume. Shortlisted applicants will attend an interview.

Fees and scholarships

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee shown above is the indicative course tuition fee, expressed as both a total course cost and per annum cost. It is reviewed each year and you are liable for the additional tuition costs if the tuition fees rise during the course of your enrolment.

FEE-HELP

This course is FEE-HELP approved. Refer to the Study Assist website for details.

Scholarships

ABC Selwyn Speight, Virgin, Equity and Indigenous Scholarships available.

DISCLAIMER ** 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.