The JOY Radio Training course provides radio broadcast training covering areas like on-air presentation, interviewing techniques, studio operation, media law, digital editing and loads more.


Course #3 – STARTING Wednesday the 8th of June from 6pm to 9pm. [Register here before 1st of June.]

Course #4 – STARTING Saturday the 11th of June from 10am to 1pm. [Register here before 4th of June.]



Course graduates obtain skills, knowledge and expert guidance that allows them to independently create and deliver great radio with confidence.

The training course runs over nine weeks with each session 3 hours, held at JOY’s incredible new studios at the Victorian Pride Centre.

You’ll be taken through the course by some of JOY’s most talented and experienced broadcasters, who will teach you everything that you need to know to create your very own radio program.,

Including writing, presenting, producing, recording, editing and jumping into the studio to produce your very own radio program!

Please note, you will need to attend every session to pass the course, and to get to air in the future.

JOY 94.9 is a volunteer-based community radio station committed to providing a voice for the diverse LGBTIQA+ communities, enabling freedom of expression, the breaking down of isolation and the celebration of our culture achievements and pride.

The facilities at JOY are available to you during the course for practice in the studio, digital editing and internet usage. 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. We will also buddy you with a show for the duration of the course so you get to see how things happen behind the scenes.


JOY Training Scholarship

JOY also offers Training Scholarships for underrepresented communities, including Trans and Gender Diverse folks, People of colour, First nations people, intersex people and those with a disability!

This scholarship covers 80% of a Concession Fee and includes a complimentary JOY Membership (Bringing the total payable for successful applicants to $100).

To apply, please fill out the application form linked below:


Waiting List?

Please email if you wish to go on waiting list for future course dates