Radio training for 3CR broadcasters

The following 24 hour general radio training courses are for potential 3CR programmers only.

Interested in becoming a 3CR volunteer? Details here

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 $150 concession/unwaged $200 Part Waged and $300 waged.

Contact the Training Coordinator for more information

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 Brainwaves - Wellways Australia.
  • Multicultural Centre for Women's Health Centre podcast training. 
  • Radio training for new Dirt Radio broadcasters - Friends of the Earth. 
  • Podcast training for Royal Historical Society of Victoria members. 

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 First Nations, queer, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and many women and gender diverse folk. 
  • 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.