The Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) is a Registered Training Organisation and delivers accredited training programs.
The majority of roles – including presenters – require an basic level of computer skills. Volunteers will need to develop these skills in their own time. The Fraser Coast Regional Council offers free basic technology skills training at the Library. Bookings can be made via this link https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/technology-tutorials-hervey-bay-library-7699.
All volunteers are required to undergo training, in house, on the job and, in some instances, external.
Community Radio is highly regulated and volunteers must be familiar with the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.
WHY? Any breach of the rules may result in court action or the station losing its broadcasting license.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
The Australian Communications and Media Authority regulates communications and media. The rules that radio broadcasters must follow are found here. https://www.acma.gov.au/tv-and-radio-broadcasters
The Broadcasting Services Act
The Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (“the Act”) outlines the legal framework for community radio broadcasting in Australia and explains the role the sector plays in delivering the diverse media services that reflect a sense of Australian identity, character and cultural diversity.
Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA)
The CBAA sets out the guiding principles and policies for programming on community broadcasting. They also outline the operational standards for stations holding a community broadcasting license. The Codes of Practice do not replace the license conditions in the Act.
Our Constitution document is located in the office up on the timber shelf in a blue binder. It is available for perusal by all volunteers and members upon request.