Sydney - Jan 03 2017

AFTRS Sydney
Jan 03 2017 - Jan 07 2017
Attendance Pattern
5 days, Tues - Sat, 9am-5pm
kate McLoughlin
Course fee
$1200 / $1080

Develop your own unique, on-air personality and learn skills to develop your career in the media. This intensive introduction to presenting skills for TV and Radio includes practical tuition in the following:

  • On camera presenting skills including writing your own scripts
  • Conducting interviews on camera
  • Voice over skills for TV and radio
  • An introduction to radio announcing skills
  • Developing your own unique presenting style

Pre requisites: NONE - just a passion for developing your media career!

Student Feedback

‘I learned so much and pushed myself on challenging my comfort zones - it has reignited my drive and desire to take my passions to the next level’
‘All components of the course were excellent and I learnt so much - I’m so glad it was very hands on.’
‘Well structured and jam packed course for a great introduction into the presenting industry. All lecturers well prepared and approachable with great experiences to draw on.’
‘ The course was more practical than I expected and that is only a good thing. Thanks!’

Course Lecturer: Kate Mcloughlin

Kate is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Communications at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst and the Graduate Diploma in Commercial Radio at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Her professional career began at on air Triple M in Adelaide before moving back to Sydney for the Afternoon show on 2DayFM. Kate was recognised for her work at Triple M winning the ACRA for Best Newcomer On Air in a metropolitan market.

From 2004 until mid 2009, Kate Mac was the Host of 6 shows per week on Sydney’s 2DayFM. Host and producer of both the weekday afternoon show at 12-4pm and a National Show which aired Sunday afternoons. Kate also produced and co-presented a weekend lifestyle program with TV personality Tom Williams in 95.3.

Outside radio, Kate has been a voice and announcement coach and is currently a senior producer at Network Seven.

Course Lecturer: Marie Patane

Marie Patane started her TV career as a journalist for the Nine Network in Brisbane on local current affairs program Brisbane Extra and National Nine News before moving to the Today Show to become its Queensland correspondent. Marie has always written and produced her own stories and it was there that her passion for story telling began. In 1999 Marie moved to Sydney to host Entertainment Tonight with Richard Wilkins and continued to appear as a regular on the Today Show. She has also worked on a number of other projects for Channel Nine including co-hosting the 2000 Logies Broadcast and presenting Cleo Bachelor of the Year, Lights Camera Action and the Our House Renovation Specials. Marie also hosted a renovations series called Dream Home before leaving full time employment with the Nine Network to pursue other interests, including Producing and Directing several award-winning short films and developing her first feature film.

Marie is currently the “face” of Qantas and has presented for Qantas in-flight entertainment for over 10 years. She has written and producing her own short holiday documentaries which are regularly screened on Domestic and International Qantas flights.

Have any questions? Please get in touch: or 1300 065 281

10% Early Bird Discount is valid up to 28 days from start of the course.

***DISCLAIMER*** 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 a participant 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. For more information on AFTRS Open's policies, including refund policies, please see our policies page​


The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.