22576VIC Certificate III in Acting (Screen) – Second Year
The second year of the course focuses on rehearsing and performing scripts, performance in front of camera, screen tests, rehearsing and filming scenes and styles, protocols and knowledge of the film and television industry in Australia, camera techniques and filming styles.
Apart from 7 core Units of Competency, students also select 1 Elective Unit of Competency for Certificate III with the intended career explorations of make up design, audition and select performers, directing, presenting and media & screen expertise.
As with the first year, industry experience is integrated into the second year of the course through lectures and workshops with industry guest speakers. Additionally, students are often given the opportunity to appear as extras on professional TV sets where available. In previous years, students have appeared as extras in Neighbours, Offspring and Halifax: Retribution.
Core Units of Competency (UoC’s)
BSBTWK301 – Use inclusive work practices
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and interact productively with diverse groups of individuals in the workplace. It covers responding to and working effectively with individual differences that might be encountered during the course of work. The unit applies to individuals who work in a variety of contexts where they will be expected to interact with diverse groups of individuals. They may also provide some leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.
CUAIND402 – Provide freelance services
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work as an independent operator within the creative arts industry. It applies to individuals who use a high level of self-motivation and discipline, and an entrepreneurial attitude when pursuing work opportunities. They are engaged for specific projects and are responsible for promoting themselves to potential clients, negotiating their own contracts and managing their business affairs.
FNSCUS401 – Participate in negotiations
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to take part in negotiations as an individual or member of a team, plan and prepare, and apply effective negotiating techniques to finalise an agreement. It applies to individuals who may use a range of specialised techniques in job roles across all sectors of the financial services industry.
VU23081 – Expand skills for auditions
This unit covers the extended knowledge and skills to plan, prepare and present for auditions and screen tests including knowledge of the different casting and filming environments and preparation required to perform to industry standard.
VU23082 – Expand script knowledge and performance skills
This unit covers the extended knowledge and skills required to prepare, refine and rehearse a variety of scripts for on screen performance.
VU23083 – Extend acting techniques
This unit covers the knowledge and skills to refine and extend the range of acting techniques to perform in front of camera and to be able to explore the methods of performance for the acquisition of excellence within an acting role.
VU23084 – Write the script
This unit covers the knowledge and skills to develop and write script for a performance piece for a filmed production.
Elective Units of Competency (UoC’s)
CUACAM401 – Shoot a wide range of screen content
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, set up and shoot a wide range of screen content using professional video equipment in a single camera environment. It applies to individuals who usually work without supervision, either as employees of a production house or as freelancers on assignment. Individuals often need to collaborate with producers, directors and production professionals to achieve the camera, sound and lighting outcomes of the shoot.
CUAAIR302 – Develop techniques for presenting to camera
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills to engage a viewing audience when presenting to camera. It applies to individuals who present information to camera in a variety of contexts, including programs for television, video, and online services.
CUADRT502 – Direct performers for screen productions
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to direct performers during filming or recording of screen productions. It applies to individuals responsible for visualising and defining the style and structure of screen productions. They apply high-level communication and management skills to inspire and motivate their team to realise their creative vision. They operate with a high degree of autonomy, need to collaborate with technical and administrative personnel, and require flexibility to make compromises where necessary.
CUADRT602 – Audition and select performers
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to audition and select suitable performers for screen productions. It applies to individuals who work with a high degree of autonomy on relatively large-scale screen productions that require a full cast of performers. They undertake detailed analysis of scripts to develop character profiles that are used as the basis for auditions. They apply high-level analytical skills and collaborate with directors and key production personnel in the selection of suitable performers.
CUAMUP401 – Design, apply and remove make-up
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, apply and remove standard make-up for performers and talent appearing in screen and entertainment industry productions. It applies to individuals who use their creative skills, working alone or as part of a team, to design make-up that meets production requirements and brings out the subject’s best features. Good communication skills are essential since they need to create an environment where others feel at ease.
Students must attain a ‘C’ (competent) for each unit of competency (UoC). Year 2 comprises of 7 Units of Competency and 1 elective. Upon successful completion, students will receive the nationally accredited qualification 22576VIC Certificate in Acting (Screen).
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 second year of the course includes the elective film assignment, where students are challenged to create their own film. It also involves guest lectures from a variety of industry professionals. Here are two short videos showcasing these aspects of the course. You can find more videos like this on our Videos tab.