What’s it all about?

Do you want to get into the world of TV, Radio or Print? Or have you considered entering into the booming digital industry for media and communications? This career path opens so many opportunities that range from being a new age AdMan to a public relations guru. If you are active on Facebook, Reddit, Pinterest or any other social media platform for that matter you may already be half way there! Have you started a blog, argue with your mates about the footy or write amazing creative pieces at school? This career path might be for you!

Will it suit me?

  • Are you a creative person?
  • Are you prepared to be self-motivated?
  • Are you passionate about TV, Radio or Online media?
  • Do you work well with others?
  • Are you committed and willing to work in a challenging setting?

Answer yes to these questions and you should keep reading about Media!

What will I learn?

You will explore the various skills of communication through TV, Print, Radio, Publishing and Digital Media. This should be a combination of practical and theory based education that develops your skills for the workplace

  • Certificate IV in Advertising: Kick start your career with a certificate that develops your fundamental skillset for the workplace.
  • Certificate IV Screen and Media (Journalism): This course is designed to prepare you for journalist, producer and presenter roles in the various media platforms.
  • Diploma of Business (Public Relations): A diploma will develop your fundamental business and PR skills to enter into an entry level role. This would be skills such as writing techniques and marketing fundamentals.
  • Bachelor of communication (Media or Public Relations): A Bachelor’s degree will give you an in depth understanding of the industry and skill-set to enter the workforce

How long will it last?

  • Certificate IV – Full time study: One year
  • Diploma – Full time study: One year
  • Bachelor Degree – Full time study: Three years

What will I earn?

The average salary for those working in the media industry is $70,000. This will vary depending on the field of media you enter.

What careers will there be for me?

Media is an incredibly powerful industry that is becoming increasingly more versatile, influential and pervasive. ‘Media’ covers a pretty broad load of topics, but to name a few different pathways you can take here are a few career opportunities that will be in front of you:

  • Film, television or radio opportunities
  • Alternative media (Magazines etc.)
  • Communications for charities and non-government organisations
  • Freelance writing or consulting
  • Marketing
  • Media research
  • Media policy development for government and industry
  • Political offices
  • Public relations
  • Social media

Of coarse, you don’t have to be limited to these! Your skillset is applicable to almost all industries and you could find yourself working in something completely different as you will be able to recognise new trends!

What is Fee-Help or HECS?

Did you know the FEE-HELP / HECS scheme allows you to study now and pay for a course later? The great thing about FEE-HELP / HECS is that you don’t have to make any re-payments until you have a job and your income reaches a certain level, which for the 2014 / 15 income year is $53,345.

What’s for me?

That is precisely the difference with Year13.  We work with over 30 course providers who will find out what you have always wanted to do and find the best course and provider to suit your study needs.

Whether you are studying part time, full time, online, or in a classroom our course advisors will find the best fit to suit your needs.