Course Title: Compose camera shots and operate a camera

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5128

Course Title: Compose camera shots and operate a camera

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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 Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Rowan Humphrey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4345

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

To enable learners to compose shots, position a camera, select appropriate lens, and lighting equipment and operate a camera.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Operate Vision Systems

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM03A Compose camera shots and operate a camera


CUFCAM03A/01Compose shots

CUFCAM03A/02Address lighting conditions

CUFCAM03A/03Select and use corrective filters

CUFCAM03A/04Select and use lens

CUFCAM03A/05Coordinate crew to position camera

CUFCAM03A/06Position and operate camera to capture shots

CUFCAM03A/07Monitor the quality of the moving image during filming

Learning Outcomes

Relate to Elements above

Overview of Assessment

Participate in: Collection, Set up and Pack up of lighting gear, audio and cameras on location and in class and safe return to Store A as required. – 30%

Performance of practical demonstrations of shooting setups in classroom and on location.  – 40%

Complete equipment checklists and reports for Director/ Camera/ Sound.– 30%