Course Title: Provide freelance services

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4373 Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

Course Title: Provide freelance services

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

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Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to work as an independent operator within the creative arts industry.

It applies to individuals who use a high level of self-motivation and discipline, and an entrepreneurial attitude when pursuing work opportunities. They are engaged for specific projects and are responsible for promoting themselves to potential clients, negotiating their own contracts and managing their business affairs.

This course is  a clustered unit and delivered and assessed with CUAPH1301 Develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAIND402 Provide freelance services


1. Promote self to potential clients

2. Negotiate work arrangements

3. Manage financial and business aspects of service

4. Undertake strategic planning

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will be competent in the following:

  • participate in industry networks and develop a dynamic list of industry contacts
  • develop and revise a strategic plan that identifies business opportunities and risks
  • seek constructive feedback to identify professional development needs and opportunities
  • review work objectives measured against quality of life, artistic and commercial goals.

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

  • identify industry network opportunities for freelance services
  • identify professional expertise and services available to advise and support freelance services
  • identify media outlets and platforms that may be relevant for promotional purposes
  • identify sources of information about regulatory, taxation, insurance and other business requirements in relation to offering freelance services.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment demonstrates consistent performance of activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment includes access to:

  • access to information on legislation and codes of practice for freelancer services in the photographic industry.

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