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Design & technology

Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging

SKU:CUA41120

It’s time to flex your artistic skills and launch an exciting career in Photography. Equip yourself with both the creative and business skills you need to transform yourself into a sought-after photographer.
  • Flexible payment options
  • Study to fit into your routine
  • Nationally recognised accreditation
  • Start studying as soon as you enrol
  • No exams, ever.
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Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging

Intro to Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging

Create a Profitable Home Business

This nationally recognised CUA41120 Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging will teach you the essential concepts and technical skills to begin your exciting photography career. Learn all the in-demand skills you need to transform yourself into a skilled and in-demand photographer.

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Common job Outcomes

  • Assistant Technician Photo Production
  • Compositor
  • Digital Retoucher
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Photo-Equipment Sales Assistant
  • Photographer’s Assistant
  • Sole Trader in photographic products and services

Job Skills

  • Capture photographic images
  • Photo editing
  • Imaging lighting techniques
  • Digital imaging
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

In this qualification, you will learn all the skills you need to process photo images, capture images in response to a brief, and develop the business skills you need to establish a successful career in photography.

Certificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging

CUAPHI312
Capture photographic images
  • Prepare to capture images
  • Preview and experiment with image capture
  • Review images
  • Enhance images
  • Finalise image capture process
CUAPHI313
Process photo images
  • Prepare for photo image processing
  • Process images
  • Finalise the processing of photo images
  • Complete post-processing activities
CUAPPR403
Store and maintain finished creative work
  • Assess finished works for storage
  • Organise storage of finished works
  • Maintain stored works
CUAWHS312
Apply work health and safety practices
  • Implement safe work practices
  • Participate in hazard identification and risk assessment and control
  • Follow emergency procedures
CUAPHI311
Develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge
  • Source industry information
  • Apply industry information
  • Update industry knowledge
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What ever your reason for study, our courses are
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  • No exams, ever.

    We mean it. Instead, assessments range from open book multiple choice quizzes, portfolios, videos & written assessments

  • Flexible study to fit into your routine

    Study anywhere at any time with 24/7 access to your units.

  • A learning platform optimized for online study

    Our courses are curated to maintain engagement across video, written content, assignments & audio.

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How quickly do you want to finish your course?

  • 18 months
  • 12 months
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  • Daily routine
  • 06:30 am - 07:45 am

    Morning coffee + Study session

  • 07:45 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + Commute

  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    Work

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

    Lunch + Study

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Study session

  • 08:30 pm - 09:15 pm

    Study break

  • 09:15 pm - 10:30 pm

    Study session

  • 10:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 36 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

  • Daily routine
  • 06:30 am - 07:45 am

    Morning coffee + Study session

  • 07:45 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + Commute

  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    Work

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

    Lunch + Study

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Study session

  • 08:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 24 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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Your trainer

Melissa Neumann
Melissa is a photographer, small business owner and Creative Content Producer. With over 30+ years in the photography industry, she has won many awards for her work including South Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year (2009) and South Australian Family Photographer of the Year (2010). She is known for portraits that capture the personality and beauty of her subjects.
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Melissa Neumann

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Melissa is a photographer, small business owner and Creative Content Producer. With over 30+ years in the photography industry, she has won many awards for her work including South Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year (2009) and South Australian Family Photographer of the Year (2010). She is known for portraits that capture the personality and beauty of her subjects.
Melissa is a photographer, small business owner and Creative Content Producer. With over 30+ years in the photography industry, she has won many awards for her work including South Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year (2009) and South Australian Family Photographer of the Year (2010). She is known for portraits that capture the personality and beauty of her subjects.

Melissa has served on the industry related boards and judged photography competitions in Australia and overseas, as well speaking at Stat and National Photography events.

Melissa strongly believes that photography is important in capturing moments and history. With over 15 years’ experience in education and content development focusing in areas such as Information technology, Multimedia, Photography, and Graphic Design.

Melissa holds a Diploma in Information technology and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What camera do I require for this course?

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The good news is that for this course you can own any type of camera that has the capability to change lenses, including but not limited to DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and other interchangeable lens systems. Additionally, due to the increasing popularity and advancements in phone cameras and their potential for creating compelling photographs, participants are encouraged to utilise their phone cameras throughout the course

Do I have to pay additional for the software - Adobe creative suite - or is it provided?

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Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is not typically free for students. However, Adobe offers special pricing and discounts for students and educators through their Adobe Creative Cloud for Education program. This program provides access to the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud applications at a discounted rate. To take advantage of student pricing, you usually need to provide proof of your enrolment in Open Colleges, such as a valid student ID, or enrolment confirmation. It's recommended to visit the Adobe website or contact Adobe customer support for the most up-to-date information on student pricing and eligibility.

Are your courses self-paced?

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Yes, they are! With Open Colleges, you’re in charge. There are no exams, or set timetables, so you can learn at your own pace. This means that if you have the time, you can dedicate more hours a week to studying and finish your course earlier. Or you can choose to study without pressure over a longer period of time.

Can I do freelance work?

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Yes, you can! Upon completion of this course, you can pursue work as a Freelance. Freelancing offers opportunities to work on diverse projects, collaborate with different clients, and manage your own schedule.

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$5,570.50 Save $2,999.50
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Pay in 84 instalments over the length of your course.
$87.73 Weekly
Total course cost: $7,570.00
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