Course Title: Develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: VART6267C

Course Title: Develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4312 - Certificate IV in Photo Imaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Jessie DiBlasi

Nominal Hours: 15

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will be required to source, apply and update a general knowledge of the photo imaging industry, including industry structure and operation, employment obligations and you will also be required to consider the impact of new technology.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry is integral to your experience.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI301A Develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge


1. Source and apply industry information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Seek information on the structure and operation of the photo imaging industry using appropriate sources
1.2 Apply information from appropriate sources to assist in effective work performance in the photo imaging industry
1.3 Seek information on new technology affecting the photo imaging industry using appropriate sources
1.4 Seek information on ethical and legal work practices
1.5 Seek information on business practices using appropriate sources
1.6 Comply with copyright requirements when accessing information
1.7 Apply information in day-to-day work activities to enhance quality of work performance


2. Update and maintain industry knowledge

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and use opportunities to update knowledge of the photo imaging industry
2.2 Monitor current issues of concern to the industry
2.3 Share updated knowledge with colleagues and peer group as appropriate, and incorporate into day-to-day work activities
2.4 Establish and maintain effective contacts in the photo imaging industry

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to develop your photo imaging industry knowledge and apply it to your work.

Details of Learning Activities

In class activities & out-of-class activities
List of possibilities include
•guest lecturers
•group discussion
•online research
•independent project based work
•teacher directed group activities/projects
•class exercises to review discussions/lectures

Teaching Schedule



Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources. 


Class content

Assessment Due



Course outline + introduction
Group Exhibition 2016 introduction


2Group Exhibition 2016 Planning meeting/ workshop 01 

Guest Lecture – Assistants



Lecture – Grants/Fundraising/Competitions
Group Exhibition 2016 Planning meeting/ workshop 02


Lecture – Social Media, Web Presence + Marketing

6Excursion/Guest Lecture – Museum Archive (TBA) 

Professional/Industry associations

Group Exhibition 2016 Planning meeting/ workshop 03


8Lecture – Copyright 
9No Delivery – in class assessment for VART6273C 
10No Delivery – in class assessment for VART6273C 

No Delivery – in class assessment for VART6273C


Ungraded: Group Exhibition 2016 Planning/Activitiy



12Lecture – Maintaining current industry knowledge 
13Presentations (Graded 01)

Graded: Networking Plan Report/Oral

14Presentations (Graded 01)Graded: Networking Plan Report/Oral
15Presentations (Graded 01)Graded: Networking Plan Report/Oral
16Feedback + Review Session 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the reading list on Blackboard
RMIT Library database - tutorials


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course will be practical and presentation will be in written and oral form.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Ungraded Assessment

1. Group Exhibition 2016 Planning meetings/ workshop x 3 + Report
In small groups, form a working committee and develop a proposed plan for the 2016 end of year exhibition.

Write a statement (200-500 words) that details the following:

Part A: Your individual contribution: Detail your individual contribution to the planning for the 2016 end of year exhibition.

Part B: The group contribution. In your committee group/with your group members, write one statement as a collective detailing the group plans and/or achievements across the semester.

Statement Due: Week 11 in class

01: Individual Networking Plan
Investigate the area(s) of the photographic industry are you interested in pursuing and how will you establish effective contacts in this area. Your research outcomes and plan will be presented as a written report and an in class oral presentation.

Networking Plan Report and Presentation due in class in Weeks 13-15

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDICompetent with Distinction
CCCompetent with Credit
CAGCompetency Achieved – Graded
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNSDid not Submit

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications

You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, and written feedback from teachers on your work . Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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