Our long partnership with the Community Training Media Organisation (CMTO) ensures community media organisations and their teams can access high-quality accredited training and pathways courses to increase knowledge and skills.
Each year we support skill development for people working in community media via the National Training Project which promotes a positive learning culture, while addressing skills shortages and gaps in community broadcasting. It has a specific focus on regional and remote areas, addressing the particular needs of ethnic, Indigenous and Radio for the Print Handicapped (RPH) broadcasters.
In the past year, the CBF funded training at 270 stations and community media organisations around Australia, including:
- 89 accredited units in Certificate III, Screen and Media
- 82 pathways courses in broadcasting and leadership skills
- 51 webinars on broadcasting, leadership and technical skills.
A new Leadership and Enterprise Training program was also established to improve business, leadership, management and social enterprise skills for community media volunteers and paid workers. In 2019/20 the program included:
- creating 308 new leadership and enterprise training places for 84 community media organisations
- running workshops in leadership and enterprise skills for 369 people, as well as delivering eight customised workshops at national and regional conferences/summits
- delivering the THINK BIG Online Learning & Mentoring 12-week course and TAKE IT ON series of professional development workshops to 227
- establishing delivery partnerships with Justice Connect, StartSomeGood, Swinburne University, Our Community, the Institute of Company Directors,
Goolarri Media and First Nations Media Australia.