Certificate IV in Creative Industries

RMIT University

Program Description

Certificate IV in Creative Industries

RMIT University

Certificate IV in Creative Industries

This nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification is competency-based. This means that it is designed to enable you to develop the practical skills and knowledge (competency) needed to perform the duties and tasks in the job you are training for. Assessment in a competency-based program is about being able to demonstrate that you have developed these practical skills and areas of knowledge, and that you can perform at the standard required in the job. This could involve showing an assessor how you plan and carry out tasks, and explaining to the assessor how you know what you are doing. It could also involve completing a project and presenting a report on the process and outcomes. If you are working, your work supervisor may provide the assessor with a report on your competency.

Objectives of the program

The objectives of this program are to provide you with a with a set of broad skills for entry level positions which will allow you to work for any multi-skilled operators or large production organisations without being limited to only one area of technical expertise.

The program is practice based and industry focused and will provide you with an opportunity to study a range of subjects and to choose from three main areas of study which most interest you. These areas include:

  • Audio and Video event staging & production
  • Multimedia, Animation and Games graphics
  • Technical Sound Production & Recording
  • Digital image editing
  • Professional Writing and Editing
  • Film and TV Production
  • Film, television Screenwriting

On successful completion of the program you will have the skills to meet new and emerging employment opportunitites in industries which require creative, entry-level employees able to multi-task in areas such as photography, audiovisual technology, screen production, screenwriting, music industry, writing and editing and multimedia. This will enable you to work within industries as diverse as retail, trades, entertainment, hospitality, community services, business and manufacturing.

Approach to learning and assessment

Successful completion of this Certificate IV in Creative Industries means that you need to demonstrate that you are competent in all 11 core competencies plus all electives across at least three elective streams.

Weekly workshops and supervised studio sessions are at the core of the Creative Industies learning experience, but learning and teaching modes will vary as appropriate to each course’s objectives and content.

Learning activities may include lectures, exercises, demonstrations, discussion, peer presentations, guest speakers, project work, case studies and field trips. You may also have opportunities to learn through industry placement. Your learning will be supported by on-line resources and interaction.

Your learning and assessment within the Creative Industries program may include the submission of folios, self assessment either in written or verbal forms, presentations either as an individual or as part of a group, individual assignments oa akind required by industry which enbodies techniques and forms relative to industry, projects that incorporate skills in project development; project management; professional communication, collaboration and teamwork; and problem-solving, and tests that will show your fundamental knowledge.

Entrance requirements

In order to be eligible for admission to an RMIT University program taught in English, international on-shore applicants shall satisfy the following minimum requirements or equivalent:

  • IELTS minimum level- 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0, or
  • TOEFL Paper Based Test- 530 (TWE 3.5+), or
  • TOEFL Computer Based Test (CBT)- 197 (TWE 3.5+), or
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT)- Overall score 71, min. 17 in all sections.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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