Course Overview

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This course is ideal for you if you're considering a career in the media and want to enhance your media skills. It covers areas like filming, editing video, social media, podcasting, digital marketing.

You’ll learn from tutors with years of industry experience, plus a host of guest tutors working in a range of different media roles. You'll work and learn in top class facilities including our own podcasting studio.

This media course offers a practical, hands on approach where you learn by doing! The course is all about providing you with a diverse range of skills that can be utilised over a multitude of roles.

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Take a virtual tour of our creative spaces and check us out on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram to see what our students get up to during the course.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Communications Media (Level 4)
Locations Tauranga
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Total credits 60
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $3,292 for domestic students View full fees information
Eligibility View entry criteria

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Career opportunities

  • Entry level roles in the media (videography, editing digital media, Youtubing, content and website creation)
  • Run your own business
  • Enhance your personal or business media skills

Topics you'll cover

Some of the exciting topics you may explore throughout the course are:

Visual Media

Sound Media

  • Recording
  • Editing
  • Podcasting

Interactive Media

  • Social influence

Social Media

  • Social media marketing
  • Online content management
  • Google
  • Search Engine Optimisation

Legal and Ethical Practice

  • Broadcasting Standards Authority
  • Advertising Standards Authority
  • Broadcasting Act

Personal Development

  • Career development
  • Personal presentation
  • Interview skills for industry

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $3,292 for domestic students

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.

Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

You must have:

  • at least 40 credits at NCEA Level 2 
  • 10 Literacy credits at Level 1, AND
  • 10 Numeracy credits at Level 1

If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.

Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Tauranga Windermere Campus 26 Feb 2024 Apply now
Tauranga Windermere Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

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