Radio Fremantle's Training Course is a fun and focused hands-on introduction to the design and presentation of a live-to-air radio program. The course covers style, voice, scripting, interviewing, studio operation, communication principles and broadcasting law and ethics.

All announcers that you hear on Radio Fremantle are required to meet a certain level of competence and confidence before they are considered for a program. To ensure this level is met, prospective announcers must complete the Radio Training Course.

In conjunction with Murdoch University, this comprehensive Radio Training Course is run once a year over four consecutive Sunday mornings from 10am to 3pm at the Murdoch University campus.

Once completed and passed, you'll be given a Certificate of Completion and at this point, you can apply to present a programme. You are invited to come up with a plan for what you'd like to present on air to the community. A programme with emphasis on local arts, music or the community would be an advantage.

It is important to note that the enrolment fee must be fully paid in advance prior to securing a place in the course - no late applications will be accepted - and in the event of cancellations due to COVID-19, the cost of the course will be fully refunded.

Course Outline

  • Community Radio in Australia
  • Studio Operation
  • Voice and Program Presentation
  • Writing for Radio
  • Radio Interviewing
  • Ethics and Law for Broadcasters

Next Course Details

When: TBA
Times: 10am - 3pm.
Location: Murdoch University Radio Studios, South Street, Murdoch
Cost: $330.00 (including GST.)
Pre-Requisites: None


To enrol, fill in the form below, or you can send an email with the subject line "Training Course" to Include your name and contact details. Alternatively contact Radio Fremantle on (08) 9494 2100 during office hours.

Note: Occasionally, talented individuals with many years of broadcasting experience ask to join the station. If you are in this category you may be exempt from the course. However you will still be required to be assessed by the stations' training officers.