This program provides students with fundamental photographic skills and knowledge through largely practice-based instruction. Students will engage in a range of group and self-initiated activities and produce professional standard photographic folios on location and in the studio. Content includes image capture, enhancement, manipulation, printing and output for a range or purposes, lighting techniques, digital video, applied photo theory, imaging traditions, work safety and industry awareness.
The qualification or equivalent skills and knowledge are required for entry into the Diploma of Photo Imaging at CIT.
A number of units in this program can be counted towards completion of the Diploma of Photo Imaging.
|Qualification:||Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging CUA41115|
|Duration:||2 semesters of full-time study, approximately 20 hours per week|
The 2020 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.
|Likely Job Outcome:||This qualification reflects the role of people who apply a broad range of skills in photo imaging, including lighting, image capture, enhancements and manipulation and output. They work in job roles, such as:
- photographer assistant
- photo lab technician
- photo store specialist
- studio assistant.
To help with the enrolment process print your timetable, or keep the window open, so that you can refer back to it for your course (program) code, course (program) name, and the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs).
You are required to have your own DSLR camera to complete this course. Successful applicants who do not yet own suitable equipment should seek advice from staff in their first week of classes. It is recommended that students do not make purchases without proper advice.
You may also be required to pay additional ongoing costs of up to $1000 for the year to cover materials, excursions and exhibition fees.
Entry Requirements / How to Apply
You must have a Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12) or a demonstrated interest in the field (this may include workplace or other practical experience). If you do not have a Year 12 qualification you will be required to demonstrate a literacy of ACSF Level 3 in writing and maths.
After you apply, CIT will email you with details about submitting a copy of your Australian Year 12 or how to complete the literacy assessment.
To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
Canberra Institute of Technology
Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging
Literacy Skills Information
We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Foundation Skills.
Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.
To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at email@example.com.
Complete 15 subjects
Core: Complete all 10
Interpret and respond to a design brief
CIT Code: DSGN169 Cost: Standard $44.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and creatively respond to a design brief through the production of work. It applies to individuals working in any industry or design context where work is prescribed by a commissioning agent/client in a brief. Individuals are required to integrate the creative, communication and planning processes that support effective response to a design brief. Work is carried out independently, although guidance is available if required. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. Prerequisites: Nil
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CIT Code: OHSS200 Cost: Standard $54.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes. It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts. Prerequisites: Nil
Integrate colour theory and design processes
CIT Code: DSGN119 Cost: Standard $66.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to investigate and combine colour theory and design processes into two-dimensional or three-dimensional work.It applies to individuals who use design processes in visual communication situations. Prerequisites: Nil
Develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge
CIT Code: PHOT189 Cost: Standard $33.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain currency and apply up-to-date information on the photo imaging industry, including the industry structure and operation, employment obligations and impact of new technology.It applies to individuals who work in commercial contexts such as photographic studios or photo printing and processing businesses, but could also be relevant to those who produce photographic works for exhibition. Prerequisites: Nil
Process photo images to work-print and file stage
CIT Code: PHOT193 Cost: Standard $326.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce multiple proof sheets, work-prints and digital files that demonstrate the application of selected photo imaging techniques consistent with a specific brief.It applies to individuals who are responsible for completing either chemical or digital processes. They could be working in photo centres, specialised photo processing laboratories or photography studios.At this level, work may be undertaken independently or with supervision, depending on the work context. Prerequisites: Nil
Capture images in response to a brief
CIT Code: PHOT192 Cost: Standard $413.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required plan and organise a camera shoot using professional equipment and a range of image capture techniques.It applies to individuals who produce photographs for print or electronic media and for a range of contexts including weddings, special events, portraits, forensics, art photography and specialist publications. Prerequisites: Nil
Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
CIT Code: PHOT151 Cost: Standard $323.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and apply lighting to a range of subjects in different work spaces.It applies to individuals who use light and shoot photos in a variety of contexts, including the fashion industry, advertising, live entertainment and screen and media, as well as those who use photography as a creative medium.Testing and tagging of electrical equipment must be carried out by a person with the relevant certificate of competency according to the performance specifications of Australian Standard 3760: 2000 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment and Australian Standard 3002: 1985 Electrical installations shows and carnivals. Prerequisites: Nil
Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
CIT Code: PHOT194 Cost: Standard $176.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enhance photo images ready for output. This process could be digital or using a wet darkroom.It applies to individuals who use techniques to enhance and resolve the concept for the image. They may work in photo centres, specialised photo processing laboratories or photography studios. Prerequisites: Nil
Store and maintain finished creative work
CIT Code: ARTS194 Cost: Standard $66.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select a finished creative work for storage, assess its storage needs, protect it while preparing it for storage, and maintain it during storage. The unit also involves interpreting and applying archival principles and values during the process.It applies to individuals who work in all areas of creative practice. They could be responsible for storing and maintaining finished works in their own practice, or those in an artist-run studio, gallery, exhibition space or educational institution. Prerequisites: Nil
Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
CIT Code: ARTS164 Cost: Standard $206.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use investigative and critical thinking techniques to evaluate history and theory information and distil key themes and ideas. It applies to individuals working in all areas of arts practice. Prerequisites: Nil
Electives: Complete 5
Produce innovative digital images
CIT Code: ARTS192 Cost: Standard $131.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with digital imaging techniques and ideas to develop an individual style or voice. It applies to individuals who produce digital art images for electronic media or physical/online display in art publications and galleries. Prerequisites: Nil
Capture photographic images
CIT Code: PHOT148 Cost: Standard $110.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a standard digital stills camera using a range of techniques.It applies to individuals who are planning a career in photo imaging, or in contexts where photography may not be the primary job role or main focus of work activity.At this level, work would be undertaken independently, but within established parameters and under supervision and guidance. Prerequisites: Nil
Plan and produce visual art photo images
CIT Code: PHOT227 Cost: Standard $99.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conceptualise, research and initiate projects, undertake strategic planning and production tasks, manage finances and create visual art photo images. It applies to individuals who work as art photographers within the visual arts community. While art photographers generally work with limited supervision or guidance, they require the ability to collaborate, liaise and consult with others. No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication. Prerequisites: Nil
Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
CIT Code: DSGN143 Cost: Standard $132.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and discuss ideas for own creative work. It involves research and analysis, as well as the ability to take part in critical and informed discussion with others about the creative work for a particular art form. It applies to individuals who work across all areas of creative practice. This work would usually be carried out under mentored supervision. Prerequisites: Nil
Participate in collaborative creative projects
CIT Code: ARTS301 Cost: Standard $131.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the production of a collaborative creative project. It involves contributing to the project set-up and development, as well as using technical skills, tools, materials and equipment to assist in the project's realisation. It applies to individuals who are using and developing their skills when collaborating on creative projects in many different creative areas. The projects could include community art projects organised through local councils, business organisations or educational institutions. No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication. Prerequisites: Nil
|Diploma||Photography and Photo Imaging CUA50915|
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