School of Media Studies

Radio Production

Radio Production: Diloma

The purpose of this qualification is for learners to be able to produce Radio programmes. The national Certificate in Radio Production at NQF Level 5 is genetic across commercial, public and community service fields. The community impact of this Qualification includes the presentation of job opportunities to which all- cultural groups have access, through community impact of this qualification is also wide ranging, cutting across a broad spectrum of the economy. The qualification was designed to accommodate radio programmes relevant to all audiences. The journalistic, content development is competencies required across all three tiers of broadcasting and the qualification will allow the competent learners to be employable in all sectors of radio not just community radio. The qualification will enable the learners to make value judgments; packaging calls for putting elements together in a unique and creative manner, producing calls for a process of research, conceiving ideas and actualizing those ideas. This qualification requires learners not just to make products but also to be able to develop content for radio broadcasts.

Admission requirements

Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 of the Further Education and Training Band

English Language and Computer literacy

Career opportunities

Broadcast Journalism
Investigation journalist
Photo journalist
Freelance writer
foreign correspondent


Awarded on successful completion of this program



SAQA ID: 62069

NQF: Level 5

Credits: 159

Duration: 1 Year


Subjects / Modules
  • Operating within relevant legislative frameworks. & variety of studio and field recording and production audio equipments.
  • Building resource networks relevant to radio productions & Producing live and broadcasting.
  • Generating and pinching ideas for programmes and items for transmission
  • Researching content for radio broadcast & scriptwriting a programme
  • Operating a variety of studio programmes and items for transmission.
  • Producing live and studio programmes and field recording and production audio equipment.
  • Editing and mixing programmes and items for transmission & presenting radio programmes/ items (generale unit standard).
  • Interviewing guests/panels/content providers.

    The fees structure

    Registration R1,000.00
    Deposit R1,500.00
    Monthly Inst R1,200.00 * 12 Months
    Total Course fee R14,400.00