JOY’s Podcasting & Radio Content Course will provide you with everything that you need to create a podcast or pre-recorded radio show from your home!

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Ready to make that potential hobby a reality? Get industry experience by learning podcasting and radio from one of Australia’s radio station’s very best – JOY!

Across nine weeks of three hour sessions, you will be trained by JOY’s industry expert trainers via Zoom where you will learn the following:

Gain an understanding of the basics of podcasting, JOY and the Australian radio sector, podcast networks and listening habits and look ahead at the rest of the course.
Develop your skillset by leaning how to write for the ear, write scripts, the listener + presenter relationship as well as how to write engaging episode titles and show notes.
Dive into interviewing techniques by learning how to prepare and structure interviews, the different types of interviews, writing effective questions, common interview traps as well as choosing and researching your talent.
Unpack broadcast media law for both radio and podcasts with our expert trainers. Join us as we break down defamation, reporting on the courts, community radio codes of practice, copyright and much more.
Learn all about different types of podcasts, their formats, how to structure them, as well as the necessary skills needed to host and present a podcast or radio program.
Learn the best techniques to record a podcast or radio show remotely, by JOY’s well-trained presenters. You will also learn the basics of multi-track audio editing, including processing, exporting and adding metadata.
Gain insight into the role of a podcast or radio show producer, including preparing content, managing talent and effectively marketing your podcast.
Throughout the nine weeks, participants will have a one-on-one mentoring session with the JOY Trainers to run through their podcast ideas, present any content and receive any feedback or guidance.
End the course with your very own podcast episode! Join your fellow classmates as you share your work and provide feedback. Take your chance to discuss the next steps at JOY, how to pitch your podcast as a program and how you can get involved with JOY!
“I found that the most valuable part of the course were the presenters. They were (are) knowledgeable and approachable and were not consumed with techno-babble, which meant that I was able to understand all aspects of the course.” 2020 Participant “The course was really well structured and thought out from start to end. It was clear you have designed it as an introductory course that worked to build/enhance capability over a couple of weeks.” 2020 Participant “I learned many things that will enable me to continue to produce decent Podcasts…it was the editing module that I learned the most from, as I delved into the wonders of improving the content I had produced.” – 2020 Participant

Not only will the course provide you with the skills to create content from home, it will also provide information you need to make the transition into radio or podcasting at JOY 94.9. Not based in Australia? No worries! We’ve got students studying with JOY across the globe.

In this nine week course, you will work with a partner to create a podcast on the topic of your choice. You will be coached every step of the way and the final product will be hosted on the JOY 94.9 website for all to hear.

And best of all, you can participate using the equipment that you have at home! This is industry experience no other radio station is offering, so apply quick for your chance to learn everything podcasting and radio!

Course Commencement + Waiting List

The next course commences on Monday the 10th of January 2022 and will run weekly on Mondays from 6-9pm AEDT via Zoom. Enrolment is open now, and you can click here to secure your spot.

Missed the deadline? Register your interest for upcoming course dates by emailing

JOY runs our online Podcasting and Radio Content Course every few months, keep an eye on our social media (@JOY949) to see when we begin promoting our next round.

General Course Fee

$450 JOY Members
$450 Concession & Student
$600 Individual

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Scholarships Available

JOY always aims to be as inclusive as we possible and this is why we are offering two scholarship places per Podcasting and Radio Content course.

This scholarship is for under-represented members of our community, including LGBTQIA+ identifying First Nations people, people of colour, intersex people, trans and gender diverse individuals and people with a disability. The scholarship covers 80% of the training course ($450) and a JOY Membership ($84), bringing the price down to $100!

Here is a link to apply for the scholarship:

The two scholarship positions in the up coming course have been filled – however, new applicants will be kept on record and we will be in touch when the next course dates are locked in. 

JOY Podcast and Radio Content Course T&Cs

  • Delivery: the course will be delivered entirely via Zoom. You will receive a Welcome Email a week prior to the course commencing, which will include relevant information, a list of required equipment and the link to the course Zoom meeting.
  • Attendance: if you are unable to attend a module, please email to alert the trainer. All modules will be recorded, so should you be unable to attend you will be able to review the course video and documents. If this happens, you must complete the revision quiz provided. A student can miss no more than two modules. If more than two modules are missed, that student will not pass the course.
  • Media Law: All participants must attend and complete the Media Law Module. This includes completing the online quiz with 100% accuracy. Should participants not complete the Media Law module and quiz, they will not be able to graduate and will not be allowed on air or to have their podcast hosted by JOY 94.9.
  • Assessment Check-in: Week 8 is a one on one check-in with a trainer to run through your podcast ideas, content and format. This is a mandatory module.
  • Final Podcast Hosting: Your final podcast may be hosted on the JOY 94.9 website as a part of our JOY Academy Showcase. This is optional and will be discussed with you in the final class. If you decide to have your podcast hosted on the JOY Media website, you (The creator) still own the IP.
  • Volunteering: the course is separate from volunteer recruitment; attendance does not guarantee a place on-air as a broadcaster. During the course you are welcome to apply to become a JOY volunteer.
  • Cancellation/Refunds: Refunds will not be offered for change of mind or lack of attendance.

The course is separate from volunteer induction, and does not guarantee you a place as a broadcaster. During the course you are welcome to apply to become a JOY volunteer, on completion of course you are welcome to submit a program proposal.