Course Title: Enhance, manipulate and output photo images

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4312 Certificate IV in Photo Imaging

Course Title: Enhance, manipulate and output photo images

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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


Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will cover digital image processing, manipulation and print output. Tutorials and class exercises focus on practical industry skill sets including photo restoration, portrait retouching and file manipulation. The manipulation and output processes employed are used to enhance and resolve various image concepts. Students will work both independently and under supervision.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI404A Enhance, manipulate and output photo images


1. Retrieve work prints or digital files

2. Plan image output

3. Prepare work environment for analogue or digital work

4. Enhance and manipulate the image(s)

5. Output image(s)

6. Restore work environment, equipment and materials and ensure safe storage

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

 You will be able to:

  • produce a body of images that demonstrates command of enhancement and manipulation techniques
  • apply knowledge of processes and options for the enhancement of photo images.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include a series of practical tasks including the application of new photographic techniques.