Course Title: Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5235

Course Title: Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent

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

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART5766C

City Campus

TAFE

320T Design (TAFE)

Face-to-Face


Course Contact: Eddie Javier

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4774

Course Contact Email: eddie.javier@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply a range
of techniques to the use of a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent. It
is a specialisation unit and refers to specific techniques for
photoimaging. This unit underpins CUVPHI06A Plan and carry out
image capture in response to a brief. The work would usually be carried
out under supervision.

Current photoimaging industry practice relies increasingly on digital
imaging processes and this should be reflected in training and
assessment of this unit. Analogue equipment and processes may be
used to support this as appropriate to the specific context.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

none



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI05A Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent

Elements:

1. Operate the camera
2. Experiment with techniques to capture photographic images
3. Review images
4. Restore equipment


Learning Outcomes

• general knowledge of the use of a 35mm SLR camera or
digital equivalent
• organisational and legislative occupational health and
safety procedures in relation to photoimaging work with a
35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent
• general knowledge about other photographers, their work,
ideas and techniques
• general knowledge about the elements and principles of
design as applied to the use of a 35mm SLR cameras or
digital equivalent
• cleaning and maintenance techniques for the use of a
35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent
• literacy skills sufficient to follow instructions for a 35mm
SLR camera or digital equivalent
• numeracy skills sufficient to interpret technical charts or
diagrams relevant to the use of a 35mm SLR camera or
digital equivalent


Overview of Assessment

The assessment context must provide for:

• practical demonstration of skills using a 35mm SLR
camera or digital equivalent to capture images for specific
purposes

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess
performance and the application of essential underpinning
knowledge, and might include:

• direct observation of the candidate using a camera
• evaluation of images captured by the candidate
• oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of
camera techniques and features
• discussion and/or written report of the nominated
techniques applied to selected subject matter
• written or verbal reports
• review of portfolios of evidence
• third party workplace reports of performance by the
candidate