Radio Adelaide is a media training organisation with a reputation for excellence.  We train keen broadcasters, community groups, schools, and other community radio stations around Australia.

As a Registered Training Organisation, we provide short courses based on nationally accredited qualifications and hands-on experience for students, radio practitioners and educators.

Broadcasting at Radio Adelaide

To apply to join Radio Adelaide as a broadcaster you’ll need to first register for an information night. Once you know a little more about the direction you’d like to take you can meet with a Radio Adelaide staff member to help you choose the course best suited to your needs. Once that is done, all you need to do is subscribe and enrol, and you’re on your way to becoming a station worker with us at Radio Adelaide!

Check out the training options below and contact us if you want more information on

Presenting for Radio

Our Basic Radio Skills Course will arm you with industry knowledge, broadcast law, and the skills to present live radio. You’ll be trained to write for radio, plan shows, and get the best out of your voice. Completion of the course earns six units towards a Certificate III in Media CUF30107, a nationally accredited qualification.

Course length: 12 weeks

Pre-requisite knowledge: Basic computer skills

Course Fee: $450 ($340 concession)
This includes a hard copy of our Training Manual, if you’d rather have a PDF version of the manual for your tablet or laptop there is a reduced fee.

Station workers who have completed the Radio and Online Course only pay $250 ($185 concession) for the Basic Radio Skills Course

Producing Audio Packages

Our Radio and Online Course will prepare you to join one of our programs as a contributor. You’ll learn to record, conduct and package an interview for broadcast and online podcasting. You’ll also earn four units towards a Certificate III in Media CUF30107, a nationally accredited qualification.

Course length: 7 weeks

Pre-requisite knowledge: Basic computer skills

Course Fee: $350 ($260 concession)
This includes a hard copy of our Training Manual, if you’d rather have a PDF version of the manual for your tablet or laptop there is a reduced fee.

 Station workers who have completed the Basic Radio Skills Course only pay $160 ($120 concession) for the Radio and Online Course.


Completing a full Certificate III in Media

Radio Adelaide station workers who have completed all requirements for the two internal station courses (BRSC and ROC ) will have 9 units of the Certificate III in Media – CUF30107. The remaining 2 core units can be completed through assignments, for a cost of $330 or $250 concession. Apply to the Training Office to enrol.

Skills for All

Radio Adelaide has been approved as a Skills for All provider, which means that you have a guarantee of quality. It also means that we can keep our prices down by accessing subsidies for almost all our students. Certificate II courses are provided free to eligible students and the fees for our internal Certificate III courses are kept down, with concession rates available.

Almost everyone over 16 in South Australia is eligible, and it is a very simple process to check your eligibility here.  This will also tell you how many courses you can be subsidized for, and at what Certificate level.

When you enrol with us you will be asked for information that allows us to register you for Skills for All funding. If you are eligible you will be given a Skills for All Student Number, which can be used for other courses as well as ours. If you already have a Skills for All Student Number then we’ll need that when you enrol with us.  This brochure tells you more about Skills for All, and we need you to read it before we sign you up here. SFA Trainee Info brochure

Customised Courses

We can design courses to suit your needs. These include specific skills for broadcasters, professional development for educators, SACE-based courses for secondary schools, and training partnerships with other community radio stations.

Enquire via the training office.

Skills Recognition

If you have been trained and worked elsewhere, you can apply to have your skills recognised to qualify you to go on air. The fee is available from the training office. Concession rate is available. Please note that all our station workers are required to attend an induction and the two classes covering Broadcast Law and Industry Knowledge.



We help secondary school students gain credit towards a Certificate II in Creative Industries CUF20107 through short radio courses. Training can be provided on site, at school, or at other community radio stations in S.A.


We run hands on professional development workshops for teachers in our Radio Adelaide studios. You’ll produce your own radio show within a few days.

Listen to audio produced by teachers at these workshops:

University Students

Bachelor of Media

Radio Adelaide delivers 2nd and 3rd year Radio Production subjects within the University of Adelaide Bachelor of Media degree. We also offer some options for media industry placements and Honours level work.

See and hear the work of our Bachelor of Media students on their programs MediaRites and Y

Student Radio

Student Radio broadcasts weekly on Radio Adelaide. It is not a University subject. It’s independently produced and managed by students from the Adelaide University Union. If you’re a University of Adelaide student and you’re keen to get involved in Student Radio, contact them on

Resources for Trainers

SACBA Training Resource Kit

This resource, produced by the South Australian Community Broadcasters’ Association, is available as a CD with text and audio files.

There are 10 chapters, each including trainer’s notes and useful resources. It’s designed to be adapted to individual station needs and published as a manual for students or trainers.

Cost $110, or $66 for members of Community Broadcasters Association of Australia.

Radio Adelaide Training Manual

The Radio Adelaide Training Manual covers everything your radio students need to know about broadcasting in the community sector. We can email you   these files as pdf’s. Introduction to Broadcasting, Presentation, Writing for Radio, Interviewing, Broadcast Law and Ethics  and a Glossary of Terms and Bibliography

Cost $60.

To order training materials, email