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CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects)

CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects)

National ID CUA41220 State ID AC86
Bring screens to life! Master the art of animation and digital effects

Gain in-demand skills and harness your creativity to start a career in the exciting and evolving multimedia and digital animation fields. 

Students study at our Centre for IT Excellence facility, providing practical industry-relevant training and access to state-of-the-art technology. 

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When Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On Campus.

Be guided by our expert lecturers who are industry professionals as you learn the fundamentals of digital technologies and build a solid knowledge of creating animation and visual effects. You'll learn how to create AR (augmented reality), animation, digital effects, 3D modelling, 2D design, film post-production and sound.

This nationally recognised qualification will help you further build your portfolio so you can stand-out to prospective employers. You'll be job ready for roles such as Multimedia Designer or Digital Animator. 

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area. 

Study in specialist facilities:

Learn in our Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) which provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. Practise your skills in a simulated real-life workplace environment, using cutting-edge technology to gain comprehensive knowledge of digital effects, animation AR and VR systems. 

Visit our IT Training Facebook page(opens in a new tab) for more information on students work and events! 


  • digital technologies
  • 3D animation
  • modelling
  • video
  • multimedia
  • web design 
  • interactive media and games
  • visual effects


In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • good communication skills to liaise/work with a range of people
  • an interest in digital technologies and visual arts
  • ability to use technology and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work as part of a team and take direction

Important information

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Semester 1, 2024


Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

Units and fees


National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities $170.80 $51.45 $28.50
CUAIND311 Work effectively in the creative arts industry $244.00 $73.50 $24.25
CUAMWB401 Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries $219.60 $66.15 $22.00
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices $97.60 $29.40 $9.75


National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Create 2D digital animations
$292.80 $88.20 $31.00
Create 3D digital animations
$366.00 $110.25 $38.25
Create digital visual effects
$341.60 $102.90 $34.00
Create titles for screen productions
$244.00 $73.50 $24.25
Create 3D digital environments
$292.80 $88.20 $29.00
Prepare video assets
$146.40 $44.10 $14.75
Produce innovative digital images
$292.80 $88.20 $29.00
Produce interactive games
$292.80 $88.20 $30.25
Identify and apply games design and game play principles
$195.20 $58.80 $19.25

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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