Offering Info

Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

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

Location – Nepean College, Kingswood Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

14 Oct 2019

Hours Per Week



18 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.
As a condition of entry into this course we ask that all students have access to a digital camera and a computer or laptop with appropriate software required to complete the assessment events.

Your teacher will outline the software specifications within the first week of class.

If you do not have this access, the sections college computers with appropriate software are available for use during class time and between 9 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday.

The Library computers are also available to enrolled students between 8.30 am ? 7 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8.30 am - 6 pm on Thursday.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6 Hours per day from 9 am (subject to change)

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.

To enrol in this course, please use the Enrol option.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.
Core Units
Number Title
CUAPHI402 Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
CUAPHI401 Capture images in response to a brief
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAPHI301 Develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge
CUAPHI403 Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAPHI303 Process photo images to work-print and file stage
CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
CUAPPR403 Store and maintain finished creative work
Elective Units
Number Title
CUAPHI302 Capture photographic images
ICPPRP422 Digitise complex images for reproduction
CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project
SIRRMER516 Style merchandise for photography
BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright

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

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Course Location

Nepean College, Kingswood Campus
Great Western Highway, Kingswood
Phone 131 601

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