Online courses


Every year the CBA runs courses covering different aspects of broadcasting, from production training to management skills. Courses are free to full-time employees of CBA member organisations. Many of the courses are self-directed – so they are available throughout the year and can be completed at your own pace.

Already enrolled on one of our courses? Go straight to the CBA Moodle site.

The current list of courses:

Introduction to radio production      

This self-directed course focuses on interviewing, writing and production skills for radio journalists. Over the modules journalists are expected to develop the must-have basic skills of radio production in writing dispatches, conducting interviews, making packages, planning programmes and extending their knowledge in programming.

Radio news production   

This self-directed course offers an insight into producing radio news programmes in a digital age. You will study issues surrounding radio news reporting, and production techniques to ensure high-quality audio and editorial content. There is also a section covering ethical considerations.

Introduction to change management 

This self-directed course introduces broadcasters to the concepts of change management and performance management. Areas covered include the basics of common attitudes to change, communication techniques, performance management and appraisal systems.

Introduction to website development for broadcasters 

As part of the move towards greater integration between traditional and digital media, this self-directed course will give radio and TV producers a better understanding of potential and the most effective use of the web and other appropriate interactive technologies to best benefit audiences.

Introduction to TV news reporting                   

This self-directed course is a distillation of the essential skills of TV production. It aims to help working TV reporters and producers to understand a range of issues, and provide them with the skills applicable to their daily work.

Disaster reporting

This directed course prepares broadcasters for reporting during crises, disasters or emergencies. The comprehensive nine-week programme is tutored by two Australian journalist-academics. A range of practical activities are complemented by assessment tasks. Topics covered include information sources, logistical preparedness, emergency broadcast plan checklists, risk assessment, dealing with trauma, editorial ethics and broadcasting emergency information.

Please note: The disaster reporting course has fixed dates and enrolment is now closed. Please follow the CBA on Twitter, Facebook or sign up to our newsletter (see link on home page) for future dates for this course.

How to enrol

Download and fill in this brief form and send it back to the email or fax number shown. Once your application has been approved, you will be given a password to access the course through our Moodle site. If you have any queries, please email Jasmine Dhariwal