Qualification details

CUV40411 - Certificate IV in Photo Imaging (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 12/Oct/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to CUA41115 - Certificate IV in Photography and Photo ImagingUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Clarification of packaging rules. Unit codes updated. 14/Jan/2016
Supersedes CUV40403 - Certificate IV in PhotoimagingThis quailfication replaces CUV40403 Certificate IV in Photoimaging. CUECOR02C Work with others removed from the core Electives reduced by two Overall number of units reduced from 18 to 15 11/Oct/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCCO201A - Action customer contactAction customer contact N/A
BSBCRT301A - Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skillsDevelop and extend critical and creative thinking skills N/A
BSBCRT401A - Articulate, present and debate ideasArticulate, present and debate ideas N/A
BSBCRT402A - Collaborate in a creative processCollaborate in a creative process N/A
BSBCRT403A - Explore the history and social impact of creativityExplore the history and social impact of creativity N/A
BSBDES301A - Explore the use of colourExplore the use of colour N/A
BSBDES304A - Source and apply design industry knowledgeSource and apply design industry knowledge N/A
BSBDES305A - Source and apply information on the history and theory of designSource and apply information on the history and theory of design N/A
BSBDES402A - Interpret and respond to a design briefInterpret and respond to a design brief N/A
BSBDES403A - Develop and extend design skills and practiceDevelop and extend design skills and practice N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399915 Photographer's Assistant 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 5999-17 Photographers Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1003 Visual Arts And Crafts 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Photography 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Photo or Minilab Retail Assistant,Photographer's Assistant (Studio),Photoimaging Trainee 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399915 Photographer's Assistant 12/Apr/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 5999-17 Photographers Assistant 12/Apr/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1003 Visual Arts And Crafts 12/Apr/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 12/Oct/2011 
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Modification History

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CUV40411

This version first released with CUV11 Visual Arts, Craft and Design Training Package version 1.0

Description

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:

  • digitech
  • photographer s assistant
  • photo lab technician
  • photo store specialist
  • studio assistant.

Vocational outcomes at this level are almost exclusively digital and this should be reflected in training and assessment for this qualification. Analog equipment and processes are used to support this as required.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

People may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

This qualification prepares people for work as a photographer or prolab assistant and for learning at higher levels in qualifications such as CUV50411 Diploma of Photo Imaging. Pathways to careers in areas such as screen and media and design are also relevant.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the visual arts, craft and design industries for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification 

Communication

  • interpreting briefs
  • clarifying specifications of a brief with colleagues/clients
  • passing on key safety information to colleagues
  • clarifying purpose of a multimedia product
  • networking within the photo imaging and related industry sectors

Teamwork

  • working collaboratively as a team member in a photo imaging and multimedia environment

Problem-solving

  • modifying techniques to achieve desired outcome
  • identifying safety issues and reporting them to appropriate person
  • refining ideas to incorporate feedback from others

Initiative and enterprise

  • generating a range of visual design and communication ideas in response to a brief
  • using knowledge of the photo imaging industry to enhance the quality of work

Planning and organising

  • undertaking research to inform the development of products and services
  • organising work tasks to ensure safety
  • researching work opportunities
  • identifying techniques and processes required to produce desired effects
  • sourcing and analysing information to inform photo imaging practice
  • planning, setting up and dismantling a photo image shoot
  • maintaining workplace documentation

Self-management

  • following workplace procedures, particularly in relation to OHS
  • maintaining personal safety standards
  • planning a career in photo imaging
  • challenging one s own ideas and approaches

Learning

  • improving skills and knowledge through experimentation
  • keeping up-to-date with industry developments
  • using practice, feedback and discussion and evaluation opportunities to continuously improve skills and knowledge

Technology

  • using the internet for research
  • using a range of digital imaging software applications
  • using digital cameras
  • applying information on technological advances in day-to-day work activities

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15 

10 core units  plus 

5 elective units 

The elective units consist of:

  • 2 units from the list of elective units below
  • of the remaining 3 units:
  • up to 3 may be from the list of elective units below
  • up to 3 may be from Certificate III or above in any currently endorsed Training Package
  • up to 2 may be from an accredited course at Certificate III, IV or Diploma level.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core units 

BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

CUVACD401A Integrate colour theory and design processes

CUVPHI301A Develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge

CUVPHI303A Process photo images to work-print and file stage

CUVPHI401A Capture images in response to a brief

CUVPHI402A Research and apply information on the traditions that inform photo imaging practice

CUVPHI403A Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

CUVPHI404A Enhance, manipulate and output photo images

CUVPRP403A Select and organise finished work for storage

Elective units 

Copyright and IP 

BSBIPR401A Use and respect copyright

CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements

Creative thinking 

BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

BSBCRT401A Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process

BSBCRT403A Explore the history and social impact of creativity

Customer service / retail 

BSBCCO201A Action customer contact

BSBFLM309C Support continuous improvement systems and processes

BSBMKG413A Promote products and services

BSBREL401A Establish networks

BSBREL402A Build client relationships and business networks

SIRRRPK014A Recommend specialised products and services

SIRXCCS002A Interact with customers

SIRXIND001A Work effectively in a retail environment

SIRXSLS001A Sell products and services

SIRXSLS002A Advise on products and services

SIRXSLS004A Build relationships with customers

Design process 

BSBDES301A Explore the use of colour

BSBDES304A Source and apply design industry knowledge

BSBDES305A Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

BSBDES403A Develop and extend design skills and practice

Digital media 

CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content

CUFDIG401A Author interactive media

CUFDIG402A Design user interfaces

CUFDIG403A Create user interfaces

CUFPOS402A Manage media assets

CUVDIG401A Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images

Information management and research 

CUFRES401A Conduct research

Innovation 

BSBINN201A Contribute to workplace innovation

BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

Industry capability 

CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis

CUSIND302A Plan a career in the creative arts industry

Photo imaging 

CUVPHI302A Capture photographic images

CUVPHI304A Process colour materials in a wet darkroom context

CUVPHI305A Use wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs

SIRRMER016A Style merchandise for photography

SIBXFAS202A Design and apply make-up for photography

Printing and graphic arts 

ICPPP422C Digitise complex images for reproduction

ICPPP430C Manage colour

ICPPP484C Set up and operate automated workflow

Professional practice 

CUVPRP302A Document the work progress

CUVPRP304A Participate in collaborative creative projects

CUVPRP405A Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work

Project management 

PSPPM402B Manage simple projects

PSPPM405A Administer simple projects

Small and micro business 

BSBSMB201A Identify suitability for micro business

BSBSMB301A Investigate micro business opportunities

BSBSMB302A Develop a micro business proposal

BSBSMB303A Organise finances for the micro business

BSBSMB304A Determine resource requirements for the micro business

BSBSMB305A Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business

BSBSMB306A Plan a home based business

BSBSMB307A Set up information and communications technology for the micro business

Sustainability 

BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Workplace effectiveness 

BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development

BSBWOR403A Manage stress in the workplace

BSBWOR404B Develop work priorities

CUECOR02C Work with others

Selecting electives for different outcomes 

The following examples are designed to assist in the selection of appropriate electives for particular outcomes at this level, but are in no way prescriptive.

Studio assistant traditional processes 

Core units plus:

  • BSBCCO201A Action customer contact
  • BSBMKG413A Promote products and services
  • CUVPHI305A Use wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs
  • CUVPHI405A Develop self for photo imaging industry
  • CUVPRI401A Experiment with techniques to produce prints

Studio assistant digital processes 

Core units plus:

  • BSBMKG413A Promote products and services
  • CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images
  • CUVDIG401A Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images
  • CUVPHI405A Develop self for photo imaging industry
  • ICPPP430C Manage colour

Photolab technician 

Core units plus:

  • CUVDIG401A Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images
  • ICPPP422C Digitise complex images for reproduction
  • ICPPP430C Manage colour
  • SIRXSLS002A Advise on products and services
  • SIRXCCS002A Interact with customers

Digitech 

Core units plus:

  • BSBREL401A Establish networks
  • CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis
  • CUFPOS402A Manage media assets
  • CUVDIG401A Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images
  • ICPPP430C Manage colour
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