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

National ID: CUA41220 State ID: AC86
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Explore the vibrant world of digital media 

Looking to advance your skills further and build up a digital media portfolio that will allow you to stand-out to prospective employers? When you complete the Certificate IV in Screen and Media at our state-of-the-art facilities you will develop in-demand skills to comfortably wield a wide range of digital technologies.

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

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  • 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
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 3 days per week across one semester.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete 25% extra of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

There is no work placement required for this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, exercise book, and USB).

In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:

  • Normal business/computing office attire

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Click on your preferred campus and study mode below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2023

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Semester 2, 2023

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Semester 2, 2022

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