C4373 - Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

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Plan: C4373 - Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging
Qualification national code: CUA41115
Nominal hours: 900
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 Year - Full Time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Art (340T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/art
Partnered offering / Corporate client: N/A
CRICOS code: 090434F

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Purpose of the Program

The Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging is designed to equip you with a broad range of photo imaging skills including lighting, image capture, enhancements, manipulation and output. The objective of the program is to develop your skills and knowledge of photo imaging through practical and theoretical exploration in areas including:

  • Colour theory
  • Design
  • Digital output and printing
  • Image capture
  • Lighting techniques

The program is skills based and industry focused and prepares you to work in studios or undertaking freelance or consultancy work. The focus of the program is to provide you with technical expertise in finished photography as well as to develop an understanding of concept development and the photographic process.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs that you may be eligible for when you graduate from your current program.

When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging at RMIT University.

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements:  There are no minimum requirements.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites

Selection Requirements: Applicants must complete and submit a pre-selection kit. Applicants may be required to present their folio to a selection panel.
Please refer to the VTAC guide for additional information.

International English language requirements:
IELTS (Academic): 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
TOEFL (Paper based): 530 (TWE 3.5)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 71 with minimum of 17 in any sections
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 42 (no band less than 36)
Refer to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in photoimaging, however, this program is informed by and strongly connected with industry. The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) is Australia's leading membership association for the professional photography community and student membership is available to those studying the Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging at RMIT.  This enables students to attend AIPP events and to enter national and international competitions.

The Program Advisory Committee, a group of industry professionals reflecting the range of aspects of photography and photo imaging provide input and guidance to the development and delivery of this program. Courses within the program are taught by people with extensive industry experience and background.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

As a student in this program you need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  There may be costs for lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, and for consumables such as printer paper. Commercial internet service providers may also charge for internet access outside the university campus. There may be other relevant costs for your program. Your program will advise you of these costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled at RMIT University you can use all the services provided by the Library. These include study spaces, books, journals and course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, and newspapers. You can also request items from any library in the world through our document delivery service.

RMIT Library staff can show you how to find the information you need for your assignments and how to make the most of the library resources. You can speak to a librarian, work through web-based tutorials or use our online “Ask a Librarian” service. 

All students have unlimited access to our specialist electronic resources. These include e-books, e-journals and newspapers to make it easier for you to get the information you need, when you need it.  Our collections are continually updated to ensure the currency and accuracy of the resources you use.

Computers are available at every Library site. You can access the Internet, myRMIT and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides resources and opportunities to help you achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online for:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning 
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant 
  • enabling assistance - if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning 
  • career development and employment 
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters) 
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad 
  • participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance. 

We offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Ngarara Willim Centre offers ongoing guidance with study, living and cultural needs.

You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students

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