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Radio Fundamentals

Master the basics of radio broadcasting

This online introductory course is suitable for complete beginners and community radio practitioners. You’ll explore the core elements of the radio industry and radio audiences, learn announcing and presentation techniques and how to find and create content for radio programs.

An introduction to the radio industry and broadcast law

Learn how to source and develop content and have a greater understanding of formats and daypart programming

Learn industry techniques for interviewing, writing for radio, producing and building shows

Is Radio Fundamentals: Online right for you?

Are you interested in learning more about radio? You will gain and apply skills in planning, structuring and presenting on-air content while also developing your writing for radio and interviewing skills.

Meet Your Tutors

Kristian McKenna

Kristian McKenna has been hanging around radio stations since he was 10. He always knew that its what he wanted…

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To complete the course, you will need internet access and a smartphone. A computer with a camera is ideal as the course includes live online zoom video calls.

This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

Radio Fundamentals Offerings


08 Jul 2021 to 19 Aug 2021

6 Weeks with video chat sessions Wed 7pm-8pm AEST. First chat session WED 14 July.

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price including the early bird discount, as it is currently more than 14 days from commencement of the course.

You will need a computer with speakers, a microphone & webcam (built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth), and good internet connection

For more information please email info@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877 or to register for future offerings click here


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.

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