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

As a Registered Training Organisation, we provide courses based on nationally accredited media qualifications, with hands-on experience for students, radio practitioners and educators. We also design non-accredited courses when needed.

Broadcasting at Radio Adelaide

The first step to apply to join Radio Adelaide as a broadcaster is to register for an Information Session.  Here we let you know how you can get involved and 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 plan your next steps.

If you choose to go ahead and enrol for our Certificate III in Media course it will equip you with all the skills to become a Radio Adelaide broadcaster with us, and we’ll do our best to help you meet that goal.

Check out the course information below, and if you’d like to register for the next Information Session please check the date and contact details here

Certificate III in Media Course

Our Certificate III in Media Course covers industry knowledge, broadcast law, and the skills to prepare and present live radio and online podcasts. It is delivered at our North Terrace studios. You’ll be trained to write for radio, plan shows, record and edit audio and get the best out of your voice. Completion of the course earns the Certificate III in Media, CUF30107, a nationally accredited qualification.

The course includes

–          13 weeks of classes, including 2 practical assessments

–          Online coursework and assignments

–          A further 3 weeks of classes or a portfolio of radio work

–          Pre-requisite knowledge: Basic computer skills, including some experience with databases

Course Fee: $1360 ($1030 concession)

Subsidized Fee: $550 and $410 concession – if you are eligible for a subsidy through Skills for All. Check below for more details.
The fee includes our Training Manual, as hard copy or as a PDF version for your tablet or laptop.

Skills for All

The course fee for the Radio Adelaide Certificate III in Media Course is one of the best value for money available in Australia, with a standard 25% discount for concession card holders including students. Fees are further greatly reduced if you are eligible for the Skills for All subsidy.

Almost everyone over 16 living 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. Once we have clarified that you are subsidised for our course we can enrol you at the reduced fee. The subsidy is paid to us as the approved Skills for All provider.

When you enrol with us, you will be asked for information that allows us to register you with Skills for All. 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 will 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

Already have some Certificate III in Media units?

Radio Adelaide station workers who have previously completed requirements for either or both of our  discontinued internal station courses (BRSC and ROC ) will have 4 – 9 units of the Certificate III in Media – CUF30107.

The remaining units can be completed through assignments. Price on application to the Training Office. Reduced fees available for Skills for All eligible students.

At this point we do not offer the completion course to applicants unless they are already actively involved at Radio Adelaide.

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 by calling Charlotte Bedford on 08 8313 5000 or email to

Skills Recognition

If you have been trained and worked elsewhere, you can apply to have your skills recognised for any or all sections of our course to qualify you to go on air. The fee is available from the Training Office. Concession rate of 25%  applies if you hold a current Government concession card including student card.

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 two radio and journalism subjects within the University of Adelaide Bachelor of Media degree. We also offer some options for media industry placements and Honours level work.

The 2 subjects are Transforming Journalism MDIA3329  and Radio and Online Production and Broadcast MDIA3330

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

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

Radio Adelaide Training Manual

The Radio Adelaide Training Manual is designed for our own broadcasters but can be a useful resource about many aspects of broadcasting, especially 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, Glossary of Terms and Bibliography

All materials are covered by copyright and cannot be reproduced without the permission of Radio Adelaide Training.

Cost $50

To order training materials, email