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Industry Certificate: Radio Producer

This twelve week, part-time course – delivered online – is designed to prepare students for a career as a producer in the commercial, public or community radio sectors. With a shortage of skilled producers in Australia, this first course of its kind in Australia will give you the necessary competencies to work towards a producing job in radio and stand out from other candidates. The course focusses on developing the practical skills a producer needs to work with on-air talent, callers and guests and to produce content, whilst developing their knowledge of the business of radio, including codes and compliances and audience sectors.

Taught by Nic McClure, an Executive Producer with over 24 years of experience, the course will also feature a number of industry guests.

Develop a thorough understanding of the role of producer on a radio show and the day to day tasks required.

Learn the producing skills required to work with on-air talent, the general public and relevant expert commentators.

Practise techniques for creating content and on-air resources.

Is the Industry Certificate: Radio Producer right for you?

The course is intended for individuals who have no radio producing skills, and want to make the move into producing a radio show. The role is suitable for those who love radio, but are not interested in being on-air talent. You may already be involved in a radio company or community radio in another capacity, or working in another content creation role altogether – for example you may be a journalist, researcher or work in TV production.

The best producers are comfortable providing direction and leadership. They are resilient and work hard to ensure a show is compelling to its target audience. They demonstrate excellent diplomacy skills when balancing the needs of the radio station with the creativity of talent.

This course is only open to 18+.


If you have no knowledge or experience in radio, you may consider doing our Radio Fundamentals course before enrolling in this course.

Or for a more in-depth degree course that also covers on-air and podcasting, you may consider applying for our full-time or part-time Graduate Diploma in Radio.

Meet Your Tutors

Nic McClure

Nic McClure is an experienced Executive Producer & industry specialist with a demonstrated 24 year history of working in the…

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What you will need

This course is delivered online over 12 weeks. There are weekly online units to be completed in Moodle, our online learning environment, and weekly online video conferencing sessions via Zoom Video Link (Monday evenings). You should allow 10 hours per week to include the coursework, including practical exercises and assessment tasks.
There is one weekend workshop mid-course, which will also be delivered online.

To participate, you will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a camera, sound as well as a good internet connection for the Zoom Video sessions.

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 3 of the course
25% due by the end of week 6 of the course
Note: If you enrol 14 – 1 day before course commencement, 50% payment will be required to confirm enrolment.

To find out about future offerings of this course, register your interest. For more information email info@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.

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 here.

For more information email shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.