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Radio & Televsion Presenter [Certificate Level]

Qualification: National Certificate: Radio prodcution
NQF Level: 5
Accreditation : MICT Seta
Timeframe : One year minimum
What does a radio & television presenter do?

.A radio and television presenter is a professional who entertains an audience by communicating information or stories. They may work in front of the camera or behind the microphone, and may specialize in one area or be versatile across different mediums.


Presenting video content, radio hosting, podcasting video & audio are important responsibilities of a radio and television presenter. With the growth of digital media, many presenters are now also required to create content for social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

The role of a radio and television presenter has evolved significantly over the last few decades. In the past, presenters were often simply people with strong voices who were able to read the news or introduce music programmes. Today, however, presenters are expected to be much more than that. They need to be engaging, entertaining and informative, and must be able to connect with their audience.

What are some of the skills covered during this qualification?

Audio and Video Podcasting

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  • Audio & video production techniques

  • Podcast hosting and distribution

  • Promotion and marketing

  • Preproduction strategies for podcasting

  • Monetisation strategies


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  • Developing a strong voice and speaking style

  • Being able to engage with your audience

  • Understanding the principles of good communication

  • Preparing for presentations

  • Staying calm and confident under pressure

Radio Prodcution

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  • Conceptualising ideas for radio

  • Creating radio content (segments, links, features etc.)

  • Understanding the South-African broadcast and streaming industry

  • Operating broadcasting mixers and equipment

Live Streaming

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  • The Blackmagic ATEM Production Environment & Switcher Studio

  • Live streaming techniques

  • Multi-Camera Video Production and Post

Is there a demand radio and television presenters?

There is a demand for skilled radio and television presenters. Radio, broadcast & content companies and television stations want people who can talk in front of a camera or microphone and entertain their audiences. Skilled presenters are able to engage with their listeners or viewers, keep them interested, and make sure the show runs smoothly.


With the growth of video consumption, the importance of skilled presenters has increased. Many companies are looking for video content, and they need presenters who can engage with their audiences and deliver the message clearly.


With thousands of hours of video uploaded each day,  there is a lot of competition for viewers' attention. A skilled presenter can help a video stand out from the rest and ensure that it is seen by the people who are most likely to be interested in it.

Can I work for myself?


The growth of digital media has created many opportunities for skilled radio and television presenters to work for themselves. By creating content for social media platforms, they can reach a wider audience and build a following online. This can lead to more work opportunities, such as presenting live events or being hired by a particular company or brand.


It is also possible to start your own podcast or YouTube channel and become an independent content creator. This can be a very rewarding career path, as you have complete control over your work and the ability to make your own decisions.


Audio and video podcasting has become quite lucrative in recent years. Active podcasters often make decent incomes from sponsorships, product placements, and other forms of advertising

What are some of the different types of career paths I might follow as a radio and television presenter?

Radio and television presenter - Radio and television presenters are the people who introduce and host programs on radio and TV. They usually have a background in broadcasting, journalism, or acting.

News reporter - News reporters are the journalists who research, write, and present news stories for radio, TV, and print media. They need to be able to quickly gather information about current events and relay it in an engaging way to their audience.

Program host - Program hosts are the people who introduce and oversee live or pre-recorded programs. They typically have a background in broadcasting or entertainment.

Media producer - Media producers are the people responsible for creating content for radio, TV, and online media. They need to be skilled in writing, filmmaking, or graphic design.

Marketing communications specialist - Marketing communications specialists develop and execute marketing plans that promote a company or product. They need to be creative thinkers with strong writing and communication skills.

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