Want to learn how to create media content? With a focus on media design, production and promotion, you’ll develop your storytelling, planning, and communication skills to create a dynamic media product. The Certificate II in Creative Industries is a stepping stone into further study in screen and media, communication design, digital media and more.

  • Wantirna campus
  • One year part-time
  • Wednesday 9am–3pm
  • Classroom/online delivery
  • Materials fee: Year 1=$100

Units of competency

Unit code Unit name Nominal hours Compulsory/Elective
CUADES202 Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context 30 Elective
CUAACD101 Use basic drawing techniques 50 Elective
CUADIG212 Develop digital imaging skills 50 Elective
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices 30 Compulsory
BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others 40 Compulsory
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas 60 Elective
CUADES201 Follow a design process 50 Elective
CUAIND211 Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge 20 Compulsory
CUASOU212 Perform basic sound editing 30 Elective
CUACAM211 Assist with basic camera shoots 30 Elective
  Total nominal hours 390  


On successful completion of this program, students will:

  • VCE: be eligible for up to three units of credit towards their VCE at Units 1 and 2 level.
  • Qualification: be eligible for the award of CUA20220 Certificate II in Creative Industries.

Complementary studies include Art/Studio Arts, Information Technology, Media Studies, and Visual Communication and Design.

Career opportunities include games developer, graphic designer, media editor, media producer, multimedia developer, photographer, publisher and digital designer.

Pathways and further study

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Certificate II in Creative Industries – Media

*Course not offered by Swinburne University of Technology

How to apply for VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Essentially, we’re in partnership with you and your school. You speak to your school and they coordinate your application with Swinburne. Seek out your school’s VET or careers coordinator for course recommendations and discuss your options. Then, when you’ve decided on a VDSS course that fits, your school will forward your application directly to us.

To be eligible for consideration for a VDSS program you must be currently enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12.

You’ll receive notification from your school about the outcome of your application. Successful? More information about enrolment will follow.

If there is greater demand than course places available, you’ll be placed on a waiting list. So, take note of our key application dates to allow time for your school-endorsed application to get to us.

Please refer to Swinburne's policies and regulations for student rights and responsibilities while on campus.

Course costs

The costs associated with Swinburne VDSS programs is invoiced directly to schools. For more information on course costs, it’s best to contact your school’s VET or careers coordinator.

2025 key dates

First round applications open Monday 12 August 2024
First round applications close Sunday 6 October 2024
Schools notified Monday 14 October 2024
Late applications open Wednesday 16 October 2024
Late applications close Wednesday 6 November 2024

These dates are indicative only.

Enrolment and Orientation

Orientation for courses at Wantirna campus and Croydon campus is scheduled for Wednesday 27 November 2024.

When you’ve completed your enrolment and we’ve seen you on campus for orientation, you’ll attend Swinburne one day per week for training while continuing at your secondary school.

Courses commence Wednesday 5 February 2025.

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Contact the VET Delivered to Secondary Students team

Have questions? If you would like more information about Swinburne's Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students, please call us on 1300 275 794 or email VETDSS@swin.edu.au