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Higher Certificate: Radio Production

Method: Online Theory + On-campus practical workshops + Virtual Mentor Sessions
Duration: One year study

Minimum entry requirement: Grade 12
Intakes: February and July
Accreditation: MICT Seta

*Television presenter, radio host, podcaster, sports broadcaster etc.

R2,700.00 p/m for 12 months*

Course ObjectivesThis program aims to equip students with a comprehensive understanding and practical skills in presenting for video and audio, radio broadcasting, podcasting production, and influencer content creation. It prepares them for fundamental positions in the television, streaming, radio, and podcasting industry, as well as freelance opportunities, collaborations, and starting their own podcast or radio show.


Course Duration
1 Year (Full-Time)


Course Format

Curriculum Overview

Quarter 1: Introduction to Radio and Podcasting

  • An orientation to the PASMA Learning Process

  • Operating systems: Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows OS

  • Collaboration tools: Google Drive and Documents

  • Fundamentals of Radio Broadcasting and Podcasting

  • Audio Recording and Editing Technologies overview

  • Scriptwriting for Radio and Podcasts

  • Voice Techniques and Training

Quarter 2: Radio Production and Podcasting Techniques

  • Exploring Radio Production Environments

  • Diving into Podcast Production Environments

  • Mastering Audio for Radio and Podcasting

  • Understanding Radio Show Planning and Formats

  • Getting the hang of Podcast Planning and Formats

  • Training on Radio and Podcast Hosting

  • Learning Live Broadcasting Techniques

  • Editing and Post-Production for Radio and Podcasts

Quarter 3: Advanced Production and Promotion

  • Sound Design for Radio and Podcasts

  • Radio Advertising and Sponsorships

  • Podcast Monetization Strategies

  • Social Media Promotion and Marketing

  • Introduction to Radio Station Operations and Management

  • Podcast Distribution and Platforms

  • Building a Listener Base and Community Engagement

Quarter 4: Specialized Equipment and Career Preparation

  • Radio Show Production Project

  • Podcast Production Project

  • Portfolio Creation and Presentation

  • Entrepreneurship and Freelance Opportunities

  • Job Search Strategies and Networking

  • Career Guidance and Professional Development

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