Radio Training

Radio Trainees at the studio
Radio Trainees

North West FM (in Melbourne, Australia) conducts regular radio training courses for wannabe presenters at our studios in Hadfield, Melbourne, Australia. Our Training courses are generally run over 4 days on weekends. If you are interested in our training, there is an application form at the bottom of this page.

Training Schedule 2019

Day 1: Saturday August 31:  9.30 am to 1 pm (half day)
Day 2: Saturday September 7:  9.30 am to 5 pm
Day 3: Sunday September 8:  9.30 am to 5 pm
Day 4: Sunday September 15:  9.30 am to 5 pm

Day 1: 9.30 am – 1 pm. Bob Rau will cover defamation (the most testing subject we cover) and interviewing. If you have any doubts as to whether you really want to continue – this half day session will help you decide!

Cost: To book your spot will cost you $10 (non-refundable) and this covers the first half day.
Total cost including membership is $160 (Or $140 for Concession Members).
The rest of the money will be collected during the remaining 3 days.

Day 2: 9.30 am – 5 pm. You meet Roger Williams and are welcomed officially to the station. You will learn about belonging to North West FM and get to use the on-air microphones plus lots more (the day may end earlier).

Day 3: 9.30 am – 5 pm. Jean Rau covers a wide number of topics relevant to being an on air presenter, and you will get the first part of your Presenter Manual. The station will be a big part of this day. You will also meet other presenters.

Day 4: 9.30 am – 5 pm. Jean and Darren will cover Codes of Practice, Broadcast Law and we check out the studios in detail. We also arrange your Mentoring with an on-air Presenter – this is done in your own time as well as your private practise with the equipment. Mentoring allows you to work with an experienced presenter to get your on-air practice and be checked to make sure your skills are up to standard. Hopefully we complete your training on this day.

It amounts to 3 and a half days in total and is quite a commitment. However, we may get through the information quicker on some days and be able to finish earlier. We usually have a great time as well as learn and share information regarding being involved at North West FM – so we hope you are looking forward to these sessions. You will also have much to contribute. Attendance on all four days is compulsory.

Following the training, you will do mentoring with an on-air presenter to give you further radio experience. The presenter will advise the committee when you have shown that you have all the necessary practical aspects to be able to do your own show.

The course covers:

  • – Introduction / Administration
  • – Radio Production
  • – Presentation / Writing
  • – Radio Interview Techniques
  • – Broadcasting Law

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It is expected that you will also become a member of the station. The various levels of membership for 2018-2019 are:

Individual: $30.00
Individual and Partner: $40.00
Family (includes children 16 years and under): $46.00
Individual Concession: $18.00
Organisation (community group): $60.00

Cost: To book your spot will cost you $10 (non-refundable) and this covers the first half day.
The rest of the money will be collected during the remaining 3 days.
Total cost including membership is $160 (Or $140 for Concession Members).

Please complete your Membership Application Form and click Submit.

For more details or to book for the next training course, complete the details in the form below and submit it. For more specific queries contact the Training Co-Ordinator Jean (0427 024 620) or at

Radio Training
98.9 North West FM, Melbourne, Australia

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