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Industry Certificate: Radio Content, Management and Leadership

Master the art of radio content and leadership

This course is designed for experienced radio staff working in the commercial, public and community broadcasting sectors wanting to step up into management, content and programming roles. This industry validated certificate will develop students’ programming, management and leadership skills to a professional standard.

Apply leadership and management skills in developing talent, leading teams and creating positive workplace environments

Explain the principles of content design and programming

Design content and programming strategies from inception to completion

Is this Industry Certificate right for you?

If you’re an experienced radio practitioner working in the commercial, public, or community broadcasting sectors looking to step up to management, content and programming roles, this is for you. Flexible delivery, sessions include tutorials and practical activities, with opportunities for you to apply new learning regularly throughout the course at your radio station.

Guest speakers and the Sydney visit hearing from amazing industry professionals was truly exciting and very informative.”

“I enjoyed the flexibility of the course, i.e. if you missed a lecture/zoom session you could simply catch up at your leisure.”

“Barry is a terrific mentor, and the residential at AFTRS in Sydney was one of the best experiences of my radio career thus far.”

Meet Your Tutor

Barry Keohane

Barry Keohane is a radio content professional with over 20 years experience in many different radio formats. Specialising in radio content, music…

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What you will need

This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

  • To complete the course, you will need internet access and a computer with a camera, as the course includes live online zoom video calls.
  • Ability to attend a weekend residential workshop on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 May 2019. A highlight of the course, the residential attracts industry leaders from around Australia to speak at our campus in Moore Park, Sydney.
  • We recommend allocating 10 hours per week to get the most from the course.

Industry Certificate: Radio Content, Management And Leadership Offerings



27 Apr 2020 to 18 Oct 2020
Online with 2 day conference at AFTRS, May 1-2, 2020

Early Bird Industry Price:

This price is available to all Australian screen and broadcast practitioners and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.


For more information call 1300 131 461, or register for future offerings.

Payment Plan

This course is eligible for a payment plan.

25% to confirm enrolment in the course
25% due 14 days from beginning of course
25% due by the end of week 6 of the course
25% due by the end of week 12 of the course

Note: If you enrol 14 – 1 day before course commencement, 50% payment will be required to confirm enrolment.

Important information

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 you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee 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.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds.