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Unit of competency details

CUAPHI303 - Process photo images to work-print and file stage (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CUAPHI313 - Process photo images 15/Apr/2021
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUVPHI303A - Process photo images to work-print and file stageperformance criteria. 14/Jan/2016

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 15/Jan/2016


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100303 Photography 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100303 Photography 24/Jun/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package version 2.0.

Application

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.

No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Visual communication – photo imaging

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for photo image processing

1.1 Confirm photo image processing requirements from production brief

1.2 Select work environment that meets requirements for image processing tasks

1.3 Set up equipment and materials required for processing work

1.4 Follow workplace health and safety procedures

2. Process images

2.1 Download digital files as required

2.2 Process film according to specifications as required

2.3 Organise negatives or files, as applicable, into appropriate folders

2.4 Maintain safety and cleanliness of work environment throughout all processes

2.5 Document work progress according to workplace procedures

3. Finalise the processing of photo images

3.1 Select appropriate source images

3.2 Apply techniques required to produce analog or digital proof sheets

3.3 Select images from proof sheets that match the concept or required outcome

3.4 Use enhancement and printing techniques to output work-prints or display, and save on screen in appropriate formats

3.5 Finalise work within agreed timelines

4. Complete post-processing activities

4.1 Clean and restore work environment to its original state

4.2 Care for equipment according to manufacturer instructions

4.3 Report damage to equipment to key personnel according to workplace procedures

4.4 Store equipment according to workplace procedures and ensure readiness for future use

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance 

Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.1, 1.4, 2.2, 2.5, 4.2, 4.4

  • Interprets straightforward information and technical data from relevant sources to identify useful information and its application for photographic processing

Writing

2.5, 4.3

  • Uses clear, specific and industry-related terminology to record image processing information and report equipment damage

Oral Communication

4.3

  • Uses everyday language and industry terminology to convey information to relevant people

Navigate the world of work

1.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4

  • Understands the nature and purpose of own role and associated responsibilities to follow established organisational practices and workplace safety procedures in performance of work tasks

Get the work done

1.2, 1.3, 2.3, 2.4, 3.3-3.5

  • Plans, organises and finalises routine tasks, taking some responsibility for decisions regarding sequencing and outcomes
  • Follows routine procedures for processing and proofing, and determines selection and manipulation of images that meet requirements
  • Understands the purpose and some specific functions of common digital tools and processes used in the workplace
  • Completes required tasks within established timelines

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

CUAPHI303 Process photo images to work-print and file stage

CUVPHI303A Process photo images to work-print and file stage

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Minor edits to elements and performance criteria.

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=1db201d9-4006-4430-839f-382ef6b803d5

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package version 2.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • prepare and process images according to requirements
  • produce proof sheets, work-prints and digital files using appropriate techniques within required timeframe
  • check and store equipment according to workplace requirements.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • outline work space requirements for photo imaging
  • describe the capabilities of digital and wet darkroom equipment and their applications
  • describe the characteristics of materials under different treatments and the varying effects achieved
  • describe common enhancement techniques used to improve the quality of photographic prints
  • outline work health and safety requirements for photo imaging work, including manual handling and use of chemicals.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

  • materials, resources and equipment needed to process and enhance analog or digital photo images.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=1db201d9-4006-4430-839f-382ef6b803d5