Working On Set

Dates & TimesNone currently scheduled. Email to be placed on an expression of interest list.
Contact Hours6
How do I enrol?Email to be placed on an expression of interest list.

Before you step on a professional film set, this is one course you MUST have under your belt! Aimed at new practitioners, Working On Set provides participants with an understanding of how a set or studio works; the ability to work effectively in a production environment through a knowledge of lines of communication, set protocols, on-set and radio etiquette; and the ability to participate in Occupational Health & Safety processes and work safely.

The course also covers essential knowledge to working as a freelancer, such as contracting, superannuation, insurance and other essential things you need to know in getting work in the industry.

Who should do this course?
Open to anyone aged 18+ with an interest in working in the screen industries, or prior to starting work experience. This is a must-do course before you step on set for the first time!

Where can I go after this course? 
On completion of this course you should feel comfortable stepping into the production environment, knowing who does what, and what is acceptable and normal practice. Open Channel can assist with getting your first on set experience for those undergoing assessment on this course. This course is also an advantage for people wanting to participate in our Production Placements program.

How do I enrol?

There is no course currently scheduled. Email to be placed on an expression of interest list.

Are you interested in being Accredited for this course?
Read about Accreditation Options on Short Courses

Past Tutors

Since graduating from the School of Film and Television (Victorian College of the Arts) in 1994 Matthew has amassed over 17 years of experience in screen production. His roles have included 1st, 2nd and 3rd Assistant Director for TV Drama (Blue Heelers, Something in the Air) and feature films (The Dish, Charlotte’s Web). He has a number of documentary broadcast credits as Producer, Director and Editor including a documentary filmed in Antarctica for the ABC. In addition, his extensive experience in corporate communication video production as a Director and Editor has placed him in all different types and sizes of productions and given him a sound understanding of the workings and protocols of the production set.

Blue Heelers series 11 (TV drama, 2003)
Stingers series 7 (TV drama, 2003)
Stingers series 8 (TV drama, 2004)

Chris’ Credits include Neighbours, McLeod’s Daughters, and Rabbit Proof Fence.