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Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

National Course Code: CUA41115

TAFE NSW Course Number: CUA41115-01V01

Nepean College, Kingswood Campus

Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
4 Feb 2019


18 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $9,110
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,290

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

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.

As a condition of entry into this course we ask that all students have access to a digital camera and 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.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

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

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1,980
Second qualification$2,290
Non-government subsidised fee$9,110

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 4 Feb 2019

Full Time: 18 hours per week x 18 Weeks

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6 Hours per day from 9 am (subject to change)

To register your interest in this course, please use the Apply option.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au. 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.

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Contact by Training Services NSW
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.