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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

  • National Course Code: CUA41115
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA41115-01V02-21CBT-037

Location – Campbelltown

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

26 Hours per week

Duration

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • Enrolment Application is online and no pre-requisites or portfolio is required at this level.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Learners are required to have basic literacy and numeracy skills and basic computer skills on entry to this course. These skills will be obtained at school level as all learners will have at least year 10 or equivalent. We require learners to sit an LLN assessment before the start of classes. If they do not have the required levels, we ask them to complete further preliminary study which adds to the volume of learning. The program has been developed for full time student and will be delivered over 18 weeks, 18 hours per week in class 3 days per week blended delivery (including workplace simulations). The delivery and content of this course has been discussed with industry who support the amount of hours of learning for this qualification. Other supervised activities include; (homework, excursions, exhibitions, field trips, industry talks, studio classes, Moodle forums, tasks & projects.

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Wednesday, 20th January 2021
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: TAFE NSW Campbelltown, Building M, Ground floor, Create Space Gallery

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 16 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study (homework), assignment preparation, work experience, field trips, exhibitions and research.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are wanting a career in photography.
  • school leavers,
  • are seeking a career change.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

Once this qualification is complete, learners could enrol into the course CUA50915 - Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging.

At the completion of the qualification the learners may work in a range of industry contexts, including commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00am to 4:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. An initial payment of $80 is required to confirm your enrolment into this course. If you do not wish to continue with your enrolment, you must formally advise Customer Service of your withdrawal. If you do not withdraw prior to the first date of the course, this initial payment is non-refundable. Please contact us on 13 7974 for further information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • A4 Visual Arts Diary
  • USB
  • Black Fineliner,
  • A4 folder with plastic sleeves to store handouts
  • other photographic equipment will be discussed at the orientation session

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

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
CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services
BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright

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

Campbelltown
181 Narellan Road, Campbelltown
Phone 131 601

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