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Radio & Podcasting


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Launch your career in radio and podcasting

AFTRS’ flagship radio course, the Graduate Diploma in Radio, produces creative radio and podcast professionals who will shape the future of the Australian broadcast and podcast industry.

Create compelling content

Deliver compelling content for radio and digital platforms as you fast-track your broadcast and podcasting career.

Learn in AFTRS’ state-of-the-art studios

Learn in AFTRS’ state-of-the-art digital studios and build key contacts as you work alongside industry professionals.

Make friends for life

Build an ongoing professional network in an immersive, highly collaborative environment.

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 analysis of broadcast, podcast, online and multi-platform theory. You will learn about current practices and future trends in radio and podcasting and graduate qualified to work in commercial or public radio.


Alumni from this course are working in Radio and Podcasting positions with Australia’s largest media organisations. Alumni include Romy Sher, Podcast Producer, LISTNR; Karla Arnall, Podcast Produce, Audible & ACAST; Tim Bolch, SCA VIC Hit Network Breakfast Show Host; Guy Clifton, SCA QLD Hit Network Breakfast Show Host; Dylan Saville, ABC Grandstand Producer; Leah Porges, Podcast Producer, Mamamia; Ellie Parnell, Producer/Podcast Producer, The Music Show, Radio National; Mitchell Coombs, Producer (Digital/Video) The Kyle & Jackie O Show, KIIS; Liza Harvey, ABC Producer; Zan Rowe, Double J; Ed Kirkwood, Senior Producer, SCA Hughsey and Ed national drive show; Fiona Pepper, Host of ABC’s Radio National Fictions, and award-winning radio documentary maker; and Alex Mitchell, Podcast One Producer, Australian Podcast Award Winner 2018, ‘Technology and Science’ for the show The Next Billion Seconds.

Many have gone on to win radio awards nationally and internationally and are in leadership roles in the industry both on-air and behind the scenes, including Pariya Taherzadah, Podcast Producer at Mamamia and New York Festivals World Radio Awards Gold and Silver Winner for Escape from Iran; Miles Martignoni, Podcast Producer at Guardian Australia, podcasts include The Reckoning (New York Festival World Radio Awards, Winner of Gold and Grand Awards 2018) Breathless, and Witch Hunt; Tim Blackwell, NOVA’S Kate Tim and Marty Show and Kent Small (Smallzy), Smallzy’s Surgery, NOVA.

Potential careers:

  • Radio and Podcast Announcer
  • Radio and Podcast Producer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Music Director
  • Panel Operator
  • News Presenter
  • Feature Maker
  • Copywriter
  • Audio Producer

Meet Your Lecturers

As part of the course you will also be introduced to over 100 industry professionals across all sectors of industry.

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

Jess Campanaro is a radio and podcasting professional with 20 years’ experience. An accomplished radio journalist, newsreader and editor, Jess…

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Dani Torresan

Dani Torresan has been working in commercial radio for over 25 years as an announcer, producer, and voice-over artist. She…

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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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Taryn La Fauci

Taryn La Fauci is Radio Program Coordinator at The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), responsible for the coordination…

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