Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Broadcast Radio and Podcasting)

Jobs and Skills WA: Creative radio courses
Want your voice to be heard around the world?

Get the real world skills you need to work in radio broadcasting or podcasting with the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Radio Broadcasting). This nationally recognised qualification will build your skills in scriptwriting, sound design, advertising/commercials and broadcasting through digital technologies including streaming and podcasting.

The course covers working professionally in the radio broadcasting industry; safety at work; evolving ideas for professional creative work; marketing; maintaining broadcasting equipment and facilities; carrying out research; ensuring quality of broadcast output; and much more. You'll learn on the latest industry standard equipment and programs.

This qualification may provide advanced standing for university-level study.

Industry: Creative Industries
National course code: CUA60620 | WA State ID: AC81

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Radio broadcasting skills that will help you land your first job

Radio is an exciting, dynamic industry, filled with passionate and creative people.  The Advanced Diploma is a hand-on practical course that provides you with all the skills to land your first job in radio broadcasting, podcasting and multi-platform opportunities.  You'll develop a wide skill set in a supportive environment in all aspects of the radio industry, inclusive of on-air, news, marketing, podcasting, digital, and management skills.

Real-time learning means being part of a team that runs a real radio station, our own BOOM Radio, giving you a chance to develop industry networks, and practical experience.  In addition, you will be able to focus on the critical areas of interest that you are passionate about to enhance your personal growth and industry opportunities.

The lecturing staff have extensive industry links and actively provide industry work placement and networking opportunities for students. The course ensures you build on the skills you gained in the Diploma to be able to confidently produce or present on your own live radio show or podcast, be on the air, entertain and inform people and become a part of their daily lives.

You can put your experience and skills to good use working across a range of radio and broadcasting roles and apply your marketing, writing, and research skills in many other fields.  On average 80% of graduating students find employment or gain entry to university to further their study and career opportunities.

Listen to Boom Radio live(opens in a new tab)

Boom Radio is run by our students who are in their second and final year, studying the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Broadcast Radio and Podcasting).


The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.