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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

  • National Course Code: CUA41115
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA41115-01V02-21MUD-009

Location – Mudgee

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

7.2 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • 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.

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.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To commit 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.

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

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a blended part time course. You will need to attend approximately 5.9 hours of class, over 1 day a fortnight, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1.3 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 1.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, assignment preparation and practice.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who requiring an enhanced knowledge of digital photography. Students are career changers, school leavers.

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.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

All enrolled TAFE NSW students are able to access Studiosity via their Student Portal, local LMS and libraries websites.

Studiosity provides personalised, live, online support and feedback after hours and over semester breaks on literacy, structure, referencing and grammar for all core subject.

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 Saturday from 9.30am to 3.30pm. 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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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.

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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
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
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
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images
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

Mudgee
Cassilis Road, Mudgee
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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