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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.

Get 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, with practical tips and techniques for broadcasting from home, when studio access is limited

Is Radio Fundamentals: Online right for you?

If you’re interested in learning more about radio, this course will give you the necessary skills to plan, structure and present on-air content, while also developing your writing for radio and interviewing skills.

This course is only open to students aged 18+.

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 a computer with a built-in camera or USB microphone/camera, a smartphone, and internet access. This is to attend Zoom sessions as well as complete exercises during the course.

Register your interest to stay up-to-date on future offerings, application or enrolment dates, and more information on this course.

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.