3CR runs a variety of media skills courses tailored for different groups and needs.

3CR broadcasters
Specific communities

If you have a program idea and would like to become a 3CR broadcaster please contact the Programming Coordinator. For general training enquiries: Training Coordinator.

Radio training for 3CR broadcasters

These 26 hour general radio training courses are for potential 3CR programmers only.

They cover all aspects of being a broadcaster at 3CR.

Introduction to 3CR and the community broadcasting sector
How to operate a studio panel
Interviewing skills
Using a portable recorder
Writing for radio
Voice and microphone technique
Digital editing
Media law
Program design and presentation

The fees are $145 concession and $295 waged.

You can pay for the Training Course in person at the station.

Specialist Training

3CR offers tailored radio training to community groups.  Content covered is similar to the 3CR broadcasters training, however if your group wishes to focus on certain aspects of radio training such as audio editing, interviewing skills or making podcasts, we can build this in to the course design. These courses are generally supported by government or philanthropic funding.  The cost varies depending on numbers of participants and the course length.

Courses in the last few years have included:

Training for Roominations.
East Timorese special visit training.
Radio training for YarraBug cyclists.
A radio and podcasting tour course for Carlton Housing Estate residents.
Outloud Not Outcast Project for young queer people.
Transit Lounge Project for young homeless people.
In My Own Words project which trained 84 young Vietnamese women from High schools across Melbourne to create their own radio show.
An Outworker course for Vietnamese women who work as outworkers.
Many of the participants go on to launch a new radio program on 3CR.

Contact the Projects Coordinator or call 9419 8377.

Media skills for organisations

3CR can supply tailored courses for your organisation or staff.

Why media training skills at 3CR?

Most of our trainers are actively engaged with the media both as producers and spokespeople.

On site radio studios give participants the opportunity to immediately practice their skills.

3CR trainers come from a diverse background of cultures, communities and activist movements. We have broadcasters from Aboriginal, queer, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and many women.
Media skills workshops are tailored specifically to the particular group.

Training is conducted in a supportive and productive environment.

Workshops can be arranged for small or large groups and in working hours or after hours.

3CR charges at a highly competitive price.

Sessions can include:

Interview skills - conducting and giving interviews for print and radio. Including interviewee skills and approaches, interview techniques, scripting and preparing answers, question and answer delivery, reinforcing key messages, dealing with difficult questions.

Voice and microphone technique for radio interviews - voice warm up techniques, interview requirements for radio, microphone technique.

Media - survey of local and international media, what the media is seeking, writing press releases, making contact with the media and government bodies.

Enquiries and requests for quotes, please contact the Projects Coordinator or call the station on 9419 8377.