Our Diploma in Radio Broadcasting (Level 5) is made up of the following modules:

RB5001 Radio Production

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop the technical skills to operate a radio production facility and related radio technologies.

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Operate a radio production suite
  • Record and edit for radio
  • Mix and edit audio materials for radio and multimedia
  • Make vox pop recordings

RB5002 Broadcast Presentation

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop skills for live radio presentation, recording and reading radio and video news and advertising scripts, and performance of live radio crosses, in accordance with standard New Zealand broadcasting practice.

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Read news bulletins for broadcast
  • Present voice reports for news stories
  • Perform live crosses from locations
  • Deliver radio commercials in a range of styles
  • Present to camera

RB5003 Live Broadcast

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop skills required to plan, present, and manage the technical requirements for solo and tandem live radio broadcasts.

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Plan, present and manage the technical requirements for live radio broadcasts
  • Plan, present and manage tandem broadcasts

RB5004 Multimedia

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop understanding of the implications of new media development for broadcasting, and skills in using various forms of new media as broadcasting tools.

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of new media and how they affect broadcasting
  • Use new media for broadcasting
  • Take and process digital photographic images for posting on online platforms
  • Edit a video for publication on online platforms

RB5005 Writing for Radio

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop skills in writing for the ear, for use in radio broadcasts and multimedia material

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Write news and information copy for radio bulletins
  • Write for radio in a variety of styles to suit different programme formats
  • Write for use in multimedia applications
  • Write short analysis reports

RB5006 Radio Business Practice

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop knowledge and skills in business practice for commercial radio production processes.

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Write and produce radio commercials using multiple techniques
  • Design and manage radio station promotions for clients
  • Identify and address issues related to broadcasting law, copyright, and ethical practice

RB5007 Professional Studies

Course Type: Core

Description: The aim is to introduce tauira to social, political, economic, cultural, historical, and legal conditions relevant to radio broadcasting and related media.

  • On completion of this course tauira will be able to:
  • Discuss the sociocultural, political, and economic context for radio broadcasting and related media in New Zealand
  • Discuss te Tiriti o Waitangi and tikanga Māori as related to (a) the tauira as an individual and (b) broadcasting practice in NZ
  • Reflect on a personal response to contextual and cultural concepts
  • Identify and discuss key legislation, industry bodies and professional ethics that apply to broadcasting in NZ.

RB5008 Radio Station Project

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop tauira’ collaboration, problem-solving, and application of radio broadcasting skills through a tauira radio station group project

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Discuss collaborative processes and team roles
  • Use communication and cultural skills in team building and team sustainability
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of a group project
  • Carry out a range of duties required to run a commercial radio station
  • Produce and present editorial and advertising content for a commercial radio station
  • Evaluate a group project and their own contribution to it
  • Identify and address cultural, legal, and ethical issues that may arise in a project
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Type Semester
RB5001 Radio Production 5 15 Core S1
RB5002 Broadcast Presentation 5 15 Core S1 S2
RB5003 LiveBroadcast 5 15 Core S1 S2
RB5004 Multimedia 5 15 Core S1 S2
RB5005 Writing for Radio 5 15 Core S1 S2
RB5006 Radio Business Practice 5 15 Core S1 S2
RB5007 Professional Studies  5 15 Core S1 only
RB5008 Radio Station Project 5 15 Core S2 only