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Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

National Course Code: CUA50915

TAFE NSW Course Number: CUA50915-01V01

Nepean College, Kingswood Campus

Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
17 Oct 2018


24 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Indicative Cost: $4,060

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  • Government Subsidised
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This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have professional level specialised, technical and theoretical skills to plan, carry out and evaluate photo imaging services.

Practice at this level is underpinned by application of design theory and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources.

Practitioners may work in a range of industry contexts, including 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.

The Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging gives the learner a comprehensive grounding in Photographic studio practice, and teaches the underpining cultural, professional and historical grounding to safely engage in this practice. This course will equip you with the skills and inspiration to start on your creative career journey. You must have completed either the Certificate IV in Photography & Photo Imaging, course CUA40915 or the Skill Set for Professional Photo Imaging Practice CUASS00050, or you can demonstrate the equivalent skill level prior to enrolling in this course. This course is for people who want to work as a professional photographer. You will gain a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised and technical competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate photographic and photo imaging services.

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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.

To enter this qualification, individuals must have the conceptual, technical and organisational skills to use of a range of professional digital and/or film cameras and accessories to produce a folio of photo imaging work that demonstrates the ability to respond effectively to different photo imaging challenges and requirements.

Skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience, or through formal study.

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.

CUAIND402 Provide freelance services
CUAPHI503 Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting
CUAPHI513 Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace
CUAPHI303 Process photo images to work-print and file stage
CUAPHI504 Employ specialised imaging technologies
CUAPHI514 Prepare digital images for pre-press processing
CUAPHI403 Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
CUAPHI510 Produce technical photo images
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
CUAPHI501 Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice
CUAPHI511 Make illustrative photo images for publication and display
CUAPHI402 Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
CUAPHI505 Produce commercial photo images
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
CUADIG508 Refine digital art techniques
CUAPHI502 Research and apply photo imaging trends
CUAPHI512 Plan and produce stock photo images

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.

The indicative cost of this course is $4,060.

CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
18NEP00659Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging-UOS122 Oct 201811 Jan 20193 Dec 2018$1,354
19NEP00188Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging-UOS214 Jan 20195 Apr 20194 Mar 2019$1,354
19NEP00191Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging-UOS38 Apr 201928 Jun 20196 May 2019$1,352

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

If you would like more information about VET Student Loans please visit the TAFE NSW website or contact us on 131 870.

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

Start Date: 17 Oct 2018

Full Time: 18 hours per week x 24 Weeks

Wednesdays at 9 am to 4.30 pm, Thursdays and Fridays at 9 am to 4 pm (Note: subject to change.) Some units are delivered as blended classroom and online in an asynchronous delivery structure, accounting for the remaining delivery hr/week.

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

Please contact the Head Teachers Cath Barcan or Craig Daalmeijer-Power for any further Information via email or phone

Enrolment session will be held at:
TAFE NSW Nepean (Kingswood)
Building P Level G Room P.G.35 (via gate 2)
12 - 44 O'Connell Street,

Craig Daalmeijer-Power 02 9208 9513 craig.daalmeijer-power2@tafensw.edu.au

Cath Barcan 02 9208 9325 catherine.barcan@tafensw.edu.au

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.

18NEP-231 S:17/10/2018 E:28/6/2019

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