Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Diploma   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 12 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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  • Photography and Photo Imaging course details

    Course description and aims

    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.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Entry requirements

    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.

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    Full Time
    Course start:
    Mon 12 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    34 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled, VET Student Loan
    16 Hours per week
    Indicative course cost:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday, 13 December 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Ultimo College, Cnr Harris Street and Thomas Street, Building F, Level 1, Room F1.40.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class over 3 days a week for 2 semesters. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday to Tuesday, 8:30am to 4:30pm; and Wednesday 8:30am to 10:30am.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    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.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability 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.

    Find out more about VET Student Loans at http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/vet%20student%20loans/pages/vet%20student%20loans

    Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

    The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

    Find out about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Candidates will need to provide their own DSLR or digital rangefinder camera with full manual controls; portable hardrive approx 500GB and have a computer with basic imaging software to complete this course.

    Other Information:

    All Students must attend a teacher assessment interview on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 or Thursday, 1 February 2018 between 9.00am to 5.00pm.

    Please contact Photography department on 9217 3985 or email anthony.mcgann@tafensw.edu.au for your appointment time.

    Bring with you a Portfolio of images (minimum 10) to demonstrate your knowledge of photography lighting techniques, photo image editing techniques & capturing imaging using a brief. At the interview, you will be required to demonstrate your camera operation skills, Lightroom, collaborative participation practices, photographic WHS understanding & fundamental photographic skills & knowledge.
    Please bring along evidence of these skills, for example Certificate IV in Photography or any other evidence to demonstrate these photographic skills & knowledge.

    Units of Study

    CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensusAmount
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging 2018/02/122018/04/272018/04/03$1015.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging 2018/04/302018/07/132018/06/04$1015.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging 2018/07/162018/09/212018/08/06$1015.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging 2018/09/242018/12/072018/11/05$1015.00


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CUAPHI501Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice45
    CUAPHI513Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace45
    CUAPHI503Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting45
    BSBMKG501Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities70
    CUAPRI502Investigate printmaking materials and processes80
    CUADIG509Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art70
    CUAPHI511Make illustrative photo images for publication and display45
    CUAPHI509Plan and produce visual art photo images45
    CUAPPR503Present a body of own creative work60
    CUAPHI505Produce commercial photo images50
    CUADIG405Produce innovative digital images50
    CUAPHI507Produce media photo images50
    CUAPHI506Provide photographic portrait services50
    CUAPRI501Refine printmaking techniques75
    CUAPHI502Research and apply photo imaging trends45
    BSBIPR401Use and respect copyright50
    CUAACD512Work with photomedia in creative practice55



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