Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging
Course CRICOS code: 098406A
Express yourself and explore your passion for photography with the Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging. This certificate provides you with an introduction to camera and capture techniques, understanding light, post production/editing using Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom, working to a brief and understanding visual elements of photography. You will gain the practical, theoretical and creative skills to allow you to begin your career in the photography industry.
Study: 26 weeks // Supervised Study: 3 weeks // Holidays: 9 weeks
14 hrs / week
6 hrs / week
Freelance Photographer // Photography Assistant // Photography Store Assistant
Academic Entry Requirement:
Students must provide evidence of successful completion of:
Please note: Home country evidence is accepted and must be translated
English Entry Requirement:
Students must pass a minimum of one of the following English Requirements:
Please note: All English evidence provided must be within a 2 year validity period. Either within two years before the application is made, or within two years of the visa grant
Course Resource Requirements:
The following resources are required to complete this course:
Please note: students are required to purchase these items at their own expense
You may be eligible for Credit Transfers if you hold the same unit(s) from another provider. To be eligible; you must present your certified qualification at enrolment stage, together with the completed ‘Course Credit Form’. Once assessed, you will be notified of the outcome. Should your achieved units be equivalent, your CoE/course duration will be reduced according to the amount of time needed to complete the outstanding units.
CUAPHI402 Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
CUAPHI303 Process photo images to work-print and file stage
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAPHI401 Capture images in response to a brief
Working with your mentor you will complete an exciting 8 week project. You will learn how to set up lighting, capture images, process these images and creatively respond to a design brief.
CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
In this unit you will learn about and research pioneers in the photography industry and explore current and emerging trends. You will also learn how to apply workplace health and safety (WHS) standards to theoretical and practical projects, relevant to the photography industry.
CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
Have fun and learn how to communicate concepts and ideas through the use of colour by experimenting with selected materials, tools and equipment.
CUAPHI403 Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
CUAPPR403 Store and maintain finished creative work
Learn photo storage and manipulation techniques in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop and apply these skills to you own photography. Learn how to output images digitally and ensure privacy and other legal requirements are met.
CUAPPR304 Participate in collaborative creative projects
CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
Collaborating with clients and other creative professionals is a great part of the creative process. This collaboration involves contributing to the project set-up and development as well as using technical skills, tools, materials and equipment to assist in the projects realisation. In this unit you will be required to develop and discuss ideas for your creative work and take part in critical and informed discussion with others.
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services
CUAPHI301 Develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge
BSBREL402 Build client relationships and business networks
Learn how to apply a high level of self-motivation, discipline and an entrepreneurial attitude when pursuing work opportunities. This will apply when you are promoting yourself to potential clients, negotiating contracts and managing your business affairs. Learn how to establish, maintain and improve client relationships and actively participate in networks to support attainment of key business outcomes.
Workshop (stage 1)
During this time your mentor will deliver planned training sessions which are aimed to give you introductory photography skills. Activities may include presentations and planned activities to learn how to use cameras and photography tools.
Workshop (stage 2)
Upon completion of the introductory workshops, you will be equipped to commence more skilled project work. This scheduled time will focus on individual components of your assigned projects.
In collaboration with your peers, you will complete your assigned projects and assessments. In this allocated time slot, you will have meetings with your team to evaluate your project work and photography skills.
Online Course Hub (on-line learning portal)
The course hub provides you with a wide range of learning resources to guide your distance education. You will be able to access a variety of quality resources in your own time.
Facebook Group (communication and conversation group)
Your mentor will lead conversations and communicate information related to your study. You will be encouraged to share ideas and collaborate with your class peers about project work.