Introduction to the Creative Industries

The CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media introduces students to the Creative Industries. Students engage in industry projects from conception through to production, helping them develop foundational skills while exploring a range of industry topics. 

Course Length: 16 weeks duration

Entry Requirements for Domestic Students:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age at course commencement
  • Demonstrated creative aptitude (portfolio)
  • Interview

Entry Requirements for International Students

  • Completion of Year 11 or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at course commencement
  • Demonstration of creative aptitude (portfolio)
  • Interview
  • English language proficiency equal or equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (with no band below 5.5)

All course areas enable students to work individually and collaboratively towards the completion of a media production. This may involve concept development, content writing, creating backing tracks and titles, marketing materials, filming and editing. Students also develop creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and business skills through discussion, projects, quizzes and portfolio development. Students use professional equipment and resources for all projects. 

Pathway to JMC Academy Diploma

The CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media may be taken as part of a pathway to a JMC Academy Diploma. The Student Admissions team will advise the most suitable pathway for each student.

For any enquiries about VET and Pathways for international students, please contact the international team on

Our Approach

JMC Academy's CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media is designed to reflect production roles and tasks in the creative industries. The course is practical and project based, including both individual and group work, and using professional industry equipment and resources. Importantly, students will also practive and extend their citical and creative thinking skills in the process of developing employability skills and an understanding of the world of work.

The course involves both written and project-based assessment tasks.

Students have access to JMC's Plato platform for course information, subject resources, discussion forums and assessment briefs.

Student Support

All students at JMC Academy have access to academic support and counselling staff, as well as student support information on Plato. In particular, individuals in our VET courses are supported during their transition to higher education via our orientation program and specialist study support. All support services are free of charge for all JMC students.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) for VET Students

All students studying nationally recognised training in Australia from 1 January 2016, will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). A USI is an account (or reference number) made up of numbers and letters. The USI allows students online access to their training records and results (transcript) through their online USI account. 

  • A USI is required for new and continuing students undertaking nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses to receive their statement of attainment or qualification.
  • The USI will be available online and at no cost to students. 
  • This USI will stay with students for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is undertaken from the 1 January 2016.
  • Students can access their USI accounts online from computers, tablets or their smart phones anytime.
  • The process is the same for all students to obtain a USI or for the training organisation to create a USI on behalf of students, with the student’s permission.
  • Students must have a valid USI before they can be issued with a qualification or statement of attainment. This applies to: 
    • New students
    • Pre-enrolled students
    • Continuing students
    • School students completing nationally recognised training

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