Volunteers truly sit at the heart of community broadcasting. More than 31,000 passionate people across Australia volunteer their time to bring community radio, television and digital content to life.

Training helps to build the confidence of volunteers involved in all aspects of community media, developing skills and expanding knowledge. We are dedicated to funding training for community broadcasters across Australia.

In partnership with the Community Training Media Organisation (CMTO, an independent, not-for-profit), we support skill development for more than 1,000 people working in community media each year via the National Training Project. This project has a specific focus on regional and remote areas, addressing the particular needs of ethnic, Indigenous and Radio for the Print Handicapped (RPH) broadcasters.

The National Training Project promotes a positive learning culture, while addressing skills shortages and gaps in community broadcasting. Training is conducted in person, online and via webinars by more than 80 trainers and coaches Australia-wide. In the past year, the CBF funded group training at 42 stations. Additionally:

– 134 students completed accredited courses
– 316 students undertook pathway courses
– More than 700 people attended webinars and online classes


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