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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

  • National Course Code: CUA41115
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA41115-01V01-19WST-001

Location – Wollongong West Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week

12

Duration

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.
To request further information, click on Enquire Now and we will advise you when a new offering is available. Courses are run subject to minimum student enrolments.
This one-year course is suitable for those wishing to begin their journey in the Photographic Industry. Students entering the course should have a keen interest in photography and be ready to develop skills in camera craft, composition, digital enhancements, manipulation and output, location photography and an understanding of basic studio lighting.

Practice at this level is predominately digital. You will learn about photographic terminology, standard photographic industry equipment, commonly used photo editing programs and customer service.
This course includes black and white darkroom work.

The program integrates technical, theoretical and historical knowledge of photo imaging and the ability to develop concepts and solutions in response to a brief.

To request further information, click on Enquire Now and we will advise you when a new offering is available. Courses are run subject to minimum student enrolments.
Day/s: Monday and Tuesdays from 9:30am-4.00pm, in Block F and room FG35.

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.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Payment Plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

To activate your eligibility you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of the learning activity.

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.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

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Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAPHI301 Develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge
CUAPHI303 Process photo images to work-print and file stage
CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes
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
Elective Units
Number Title
CUAPHI305 Use wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs
CUAPHI302 Capture photographic images
CUADIG405 Produce innovative digital images
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
BSBSMB306 Plan a home based business

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

Wollongong West Campus
36 Gladstone Avenue, Wollongong
Phone 131 601

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