Offering Info

Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

  • National Course Code: CUA41115
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA41115-01V01-19DUB-014

Location – Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week



36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply a broad range of technical skills in photo imaging, including lighting, image capture, enhancements and manipulation and output.

Practice at this level is predominately digital. It is underpinned by the application of integrated technical, theoretical and historical knowledge of photo imaging and the ability to develop concepts and solutions in response to a brief.

Practitioners may work in a range of industry contexts, including retail, commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
This offering allows for students to gain fundamental skills in photo imaging, or build on these basic skills to allow articulation into the Diploma level course, CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging.

For successful completion of this course you will need:
- Committ to attending all delivery sessions
- Undertake study and skills practice outside face to face delivery hours. For every hour face-to-face, the student should expect to complete another hour of self-directed learning.

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

All students attending this course must complete a literacy screening, known as RU Ready. Students who show a low level of literacy with these tests will be encouraged to co-enrol in a foundation skills course to enhance their literacy skills to assist with their assessment work
This face to face only delivery mode is targeted to all students requiring an enhanced knowledge of Digital Photography. TAFE Western will provide all relevant equipment and learning resources to support this delivery mode. All training and assessment will take place in a classroom and will include simulated learning and assessment activities, allowable in the training package. The course will commence on Monday 4 February, with students needing to attend Mondays and Fridays each week for a year. Students will be required to bring an external hard drive or USB in order to save their work, and an A3 visual diary. There are a number of digital SLR cameras that may be used during class time, but students are encouraged to bring their own digital SLR camera if they can.
The course will commence on Monday 5 February, with classes running from 9am until 3pm. Students will be expected to work on projects within their own time, and book photography studio time as required throughout the course. Face to face

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

Students will be expected to arrange for their own printing of end photographs at an external lab.

Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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Core Units
Number Title
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes
CUAPHI301 Develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge
CUAPHI303 Process photo images to work-print and file stage
CUAPHI401 Capture images in response to a brief
CUAPHI402 Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
CUAPHI403 Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
CUAPPR403 Store and maintain finished creative work
CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
Elective Units
Number Title
CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
CUADIG405 Produce innovative digital images
CUAPHI302 Capture photographic images

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus
Myall Street Campus, Dubbo
Phone 131 601

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