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Paid internships pathway to dream job

Tuesday, 15 November 2016


Students from ECU’s one year intensive Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting course are well on the way to the career of their dreams, thanks to the support of Australia’s leading broadcasters.

Seven graduating students from the class of 2016 have secured paid internships with the Seven Network, ABC News 24, Fox Sports News, Radio 6PR and WA Today to help them kick-start their careers.

Seven Network Director of Production Brad Lyons said Seven was very proud to continue the long association with ECU.

“The quality of the graduates has always been outstanding and many of the interns have stayed on and continued working for Seven.

“We love helping to train this talented bunch of West Aussies,” he said.

ECU Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting Course Coordinator Jo McManus said the internships offered students a unique opportunity to kick start their media careers.

“Feedback from the media industry is that we have the best broadcast course in the country, but we couldn’t do it without their on-going support,” she said.

Ms McManus said with a small group of just 20 to 23 students accepted into the course each year, students can benefit from one-on-one teaching from lecturers who are all broadcast professionals.

“Our students learn all aspects of broadcasting, from radio to television and online. Which means upon graduation they have the skills required to get jobs,” she said.

2016 prize winners

The winners of the 2016 Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting Awards are:

Industry Internships

  • Seven Productions Awards (3 Prizes) - ($2,000 & 3-months paid work in production, 7 Network Sydney). Winners: Jai Chouhan (Better Homes and Gardens), Jermaine D’Vaus (Reality Programming), Blaize Pengilly (Factual Programming).
  • ABC News 24 Paul Lockyer Memorial Prize - ($2,000 & 3-months paid work, ABC News 24, Sydney). Winner: Sam Bold.
  • Fox Sports News Award for Sports Reporting - ($2,000 & 3-months paid work, Fox Sports News, Sydney). Winner: Sophie Clapin.
  • Radio 6PR George Grjlusich Award for Sports Broadcasting - ($1,000 & 6-months paid work during footy season, Radio 6PR Sport). Joel Saratsis.
  • WAtoday Award for Video Journalism - ($1,000 + 1-month paid work, Stephanie Garnaut.

Additional Awards

  • Channel 7 Award for most potential in commercial television ($1500 total). Winner: Amber Johnston, Runner Up: Stephanie Garnaut, 2nd Runner-Up: Joel Saratsis.
  • Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) Award for most potential in commercial radio ($2,000). Winner: Jermaine D’Vauz.
  • Lillian P. Kavanagh Award, for the highest level of personal commitment and team spirit in the Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting ($500). Winner: Sam Bold.

If you’re interested in studying a Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting, visit our School of Arts and Humanities web page.

Here you’ll find information about this and related courses, including videos and galleries about our facilities, our students and our lecturers.


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