VCE VET Creative and Digital Media
The VCE VET Creative and Digital Media program is drawn from a national training package and offers portable qualifications which are recognised throughout Australia. These qualifications provide students with a broad range of knowledge and skills to pursue a career or further training in the screen and media industry in areas such as film and television production, animation, radio broadcasting and photography.
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The following qualifications are available in the VCE VET Creative and Digital Media program:
CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries: provides students with a pathway to a variety of creative industries. Core units of competency include developing and applying creative arts industry knowledge, working with others and work health and safety practices. To complete the certificate, a broad range of electives are available in broadcasting, lighting, animation and digital effects, web design, basic vision and sound editing, props and set construction.
CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media: provides students with a pathway to a variety of creative industries. Units 3 and 4 offers scored assessment and incorporates units such as 2D digital animations, writing content for a range of media, authoring interactive sequences and creating visual design components.
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Credit in the VCE or VCAL
CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries: recognition of up to three units of credit at Units 1 and 2 level.
CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media: recognition of up to four units of credit at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence. Students who complete further training in CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media may be eligible for further credit at Units 3 and 4 level.
Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Creative and Digital Media is not designed as a stand-alone study. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the Units 3 and 4 sequence without first completing Units 1 and 2.
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Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 and 4 sequence of Certificate III in Screen and Media must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student's best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.
Where a student elects not to receive a study score for VCE VET Creative and Digital Media, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.
Students who undertake additional training from Certificate III and achieve a further 3 and 4 sequence may eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the fourth study score in the primary four scaled studies).
The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website:
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Scored assessment is available for CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media.
Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Creative and Digital Media must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 66% of the overall study score and an end of year examination, worth 34% of the overall study score.
Scored assessment is based on the Units 3 and 4 sequence of CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media.
Materials for Scored Assessment
VCE VET Assessment Guide (February 2010): (docx - 774kb)
This Assessment Guide is for all VCE VET scored programs and contains background information relating to VCE VET study scores. It contains an overview of study score assessment, the process of integrating study scores with competency based assessment and detailed advice regarding the development and assessment of coursework tasks. This Assessment Guide also contains generic templates, scoring criteria and other coursework assessment records. Program specific assessment advice for revised VCE VET scored programs is published on each of the specific webpages for VCE VET programs.
Creative and Digital Media Assessment Plan Template and Sample (January 2019): (docx - 106kb)
- VCE VET Scoring Criteria Sheets: (doc - 158kb)
- VET Coursework Assessment Record (VCARs): (doc - 159kb)
Frameworks for task types are a guide to the four task types in scored VCE VET programs:
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Current program information
VCE VET Creative and Digital Media Program Booklet (January 2019): (docx - 140kb)
VCE VET Creative and Digital Media Program Booklet should be read in conjunction with the
CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package
- VCE VET Interactive Digital Media Industry Advice (July 2011): (pdf - 433kb)
VCE VET Program Guide 2018 (January 2018): (docx - 119kb)
The VCE VET Program Guide provides general advice about the VCAA's suite of VCE VET programs. It is to be read in conjunction with the VCE VET Creative and Digital Media program booklet.
Program updates and further information
Continuous improvement: During the life of qualification/s there may be occasions when changes are made to reflect feedback from users or to include the latest industry practices. This process is called continuous improvement. When continuous improvement impacts on the VCE VET Creative and Digital Media program, advice will be published in the
VCAA Bulletin and notification provided on the VCAA website. Please visit the
VCAA Bulletin subscription webpage
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Exams and Examination Reports
- Exam specifications and advice
- Past exams and examination reports
- Approved software programs for use in the VCE VET Creative and Digital Media examination.