22576VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen) – First Year

The first year focuses on an overview of the Film and TV industry, governing bodies, Film and TV knowledge and skills, types of auditions, audition preparation, script knowledge and development, skills and abilities for acting in front of camera. Practical filming lessons alternate between theory lessons.

Students are also given the opportunity to hear from a variety of guest speakers providing specialist knowledge of current industry trends. Further industry experience is integrated into the course through visits to suitable Film and Television sets, where available.

For instance, in previous years, students have had the opportunity to appear as extras on television shows such as Neighbours, Offspring and Halifax: Retribution.


Units of Competency (UoC’s)

BSBXTW301 – Work in a team
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively as part of permanent or project based teams in a workplace within an industry. This unit applies to a wide range of workers, but has a specific focus on the teamwork skills required for workers with limited responsibility for others.

SBPEF301 – Organise personal work priorities
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise personal work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence. The unit applies to individuals who exercise discretion and judgement and apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts.

CUAWHS302 – Apply work health and safety practices
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow work health and safety (WHS) requirements in the creative industries. It applies to those who are required to identify their individual WHS responsibilities and implement procedures to work safely in various creative industry work contexts.

CUAIND201 – Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and apply basic creative arts industry knowledge to industry practices, including industry structures and operations, employment obligations and opportunities, the impact of new technology, and identification of industry laws and regulations. It applies to individuals who perform a range of mainly routine tasks under direct supervision and are required to apply basic creative arts industry knowledge.

CUAMPF302 – Prepare for performances
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use practice time to prepare for performances. It applies to individuals who perform as musicians and/or vocalists and need to practise the pieces to be performed, applying strategies to overcome performance anxiety and take care of own health and safety.

VU23078 – Prepare and present self for auditions
This unit covers the knowledge and skills to make the transition to screen acting, to prepare and present filmed pieces in front of camera and to prepare and present for the requirements of auditions.

VU23079 – Develop script knowledge and performance skills
This unit covers the knowledge and skills to interpret a contemporary script in order to devise and present a performance piece for screen.

VU23080 – Develop acting techniques
This unit covers the knowledge and skills to develop a range of acting techniques to work imaginatively and creatively for the effective resolution of an acting role for screen.

Students must attain a ‘C’ (competent) for each unit of competency (UoC) that is a part of the 22576VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen). Year 1 comprises of 8 Units of Competency. Upon successful completion, students will receive a Statement of Attainment.

It is to be noted that UoC’s in Certificate III in Acting (Screen) are delivered and assessed concurrently over the duration of the delivery year. Individual UoC’s may require demonstrated improvement and dedication to work that is assessed as a culmination of records rather than a singular, individual assessment.

The first year of the course involves a visit to a professional television set (where available) and an Action Acting workshop with industry stunt supervisor Chris Peters. Here are two short videos showcasing these aspects of the course. You can find more videos like this on our Videos tab.